Gerald “Jerry” Werner, 64 of Prairietown went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 30, 2021. Born July 13, 1956 in Belleville, IL, he was a son of Robert Werner and the late Charlotte (McDaniel) Werner. He married Brenda Braasch on August 6, 1977 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown, IL and she survives. He worked as a Certified Welding Inspector for TEAM, INC. in South Roxana, IL and was contracted to Phillips 66 in Wood River, IL for many years. He was member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Prairietown, the Edwardsville Jaycees, Musician Local # 88 of Benld, and the American Welding Society. Jerry played Bass and ran sound for many bands including Liaison, Copenhagen, Just Country, Country Express, Big Shake Daddy’s, Black Water Revival, and Brad & Jerry. He enjoyed his motorcycle, jeep, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Werner of Prairietown, IL; 1 son, Jay Werner (fiancé Sammie Nappier) of Holiday Shores, IL, 1 daughter, Erica (Joel) Eden of Westland, MI, 8 grandchildren, Taya, Nicole, Noah, Natalie, Naomi, Nathaniel, Nolan, and Noelle, his father, Robert Werner of Staunton, IL, 2 brothers, Dale (Lexie) Werner of Edwardsville, IL, and Neal (Emilie) Werner of St. Louis, MO. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Besides his mother Charlotte Werner, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Allan Werner and 1 grandchild, Nadia.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown with Rev. Brandon Larson officiating. Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Prairietown. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Prairietown or to BJC Hospice of Alton, IL.
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