Larry Dick Werkman (Grandpa) peacefully entered eternal life on Monday April 19th, 2021. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and best friend, Shirley Ann Werkman (Grandma), who also entered eternal life three days earlier on Friday April 16th, 2021.
Larry was born to Florence (Reiter) Werkman & Venno Werkman in Rushmore, Minnesota on May 19th, 1943. Larry grew up on the family farm in Little Falls Minnesota with his five brothers and five sisters, where they attended school in a one room schoolhouse.
Shirley was born to Gladys Rena (VanderVeen) Schuur & Jacob Schuur on September 15th, 1936 in Slayton, Minnesota. She was the 9th born of 11 siblings who grew up together and attended school in Fulda, Minnesota.
Larry and Shirley were married on October 30th, 1965 in Little Falls Minnesota where they raised their four children, Shirley Jean (Jim) Milligan, Roger Lewis, Michael (Lori) Lewis, and Brenda Ann (Jesse) Jepson, They lost one preborn child in the summer of 1966.
Larry and Shirley were the loving and proud Grandparents of Michael David, Larry, Randy, Aaron, Steven (Julie), Eric (Angela), Morgan (Justin), Natasha (Peter), Jessy Lee (Bryan) and Mandy (Joe).
Larry and Shirley were also the loving and proud Great Grandparents of Brandon, Logan, Zach, Blaze, Samantha, Jesse, Jocelyn, Neko, Ariel, Chase, Mekiah, and Skylie. Not only were they blessed to be Great Grandparents, but also blessed to have Great Great Grandchildren, Jamie (who passed away), Austin, Mayson, Landon, Palmer, & Max. They were also loved and survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Grandpa was a proud Retired employee as the carpenter and one of the property maintenance guys, at the Pelican lake Castaway Club YoungLife Camp, for over 20 years, He was always so proud of the woodwork he had done there, and His coworkers were like family to him.
Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church (1401 Madison Avenue Detroit Lakes Minnesota) on Saturday April 24th, 2021, from 1:00 pm until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:00pm. The Memorial Service will be Live Streamed and will be recorded for later viewing. The weblink can be found on the David Donehower website.
The Burial will follow the Memorial Service at the Audubon Cemetery 20110 1090th Avenue, Audubon, Minnesota.
Cards, flowers, and memorials can be sent to the address provided on the David Donehower website. www.daviddonehower.com
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