WERKMAN, Dick D. 1938-2015
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:06
Dick D. Werkman, 76, of Wellsburg passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Grundy Care Center. A visitation was held March 13 from 5-7 pm with the funeral service on March 14. Both were held at the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg, officiated by Pastor Tom Vos.
Dick was born in Grundy County to Dick and Anna Werkman on May 31, 1938. After graduating High School from Wellsburg in 1956 he served in the Army until 1958. On June 12, 1959, Dick married Mardelle Bakker. The same year he began farming which he did until 1982 when they moved into the town of Wellsburg. Dick also worked for VanDeest meat market for nine years, Claus and Rollin Primus for 10 years, Cleves elevator for nine years, and he then retired. He was a volunteer fireman, a Deacon, served on the city council, golf course board, CRWRC binational board, CRWRC Disaster response and was Food Resource Bank President. Dick's favorite pastimes were watching his grandkid's ball games and his admiration for the Yankees and Cowboys.
Dick was a great father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be truly missed.
He is survived by his wife Mardelle; sons: Calvin (Diane) Werkman of Wellsburg, Dean (Sharon) Werkman of Waverly, Gary (Diane) of Marion; five grandchildren: Shaleigh of Dallas, TX, Brinkly and Levi of Marion, Clayton of Cedar Falls and Collin of Waverly; two step-grandchildren Allison and Trent of Davenport; a sister Marlys (Paul) Vogt of Grundy Center; and a brother Marvin Werkman of Holland.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents Dick and Anna (Boelman) Werkman.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 March 2015, pg 3
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