October 7, 1925 ~ August 12, 2019

Born in: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

John A. Werme, 93, died surrounded by his family on Aug. 12, 2019. Survived by his wife, Helen Louise; daughters, Rachelle (Dale Smith) Werme and Suzanne (Randy) Morgan; grandchildren, Aaron (Amanda) Krening, Matthew Krening and Dr. Samantha Krening; and two great-grandchildren, Liam and Talia Krening. Predeceased by step- son, Eugene 'Skip' Eckman. John was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a WWII Navy veteran, graduated from the University of Oklahoma, a rancher and was a Professional Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Pueblo, Colo. and Wurzburg, Germany. He enjoyed music, art, gardening, history and traveling. John's community activities included being past President of the District 70 School Board, President of the Pueblo County Cattlemen's Association, member of the Pueblo 2010 Commission, mission work in Mexico, Pachyderms and Rotary. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 17, 2019, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Cooper's Companions Animal Rescue through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. John lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all that knew him. We lived across the hall from John and Louise in Wurzburg and enjoyed spending time with them. Sunday afternoons with snacks with them and others in the stairwell are remembered with fondness. Everybody got a laugh when Pete Posenger arrived and Louise put on the music, “it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way.” We won’t forget that he called our son, Brendan, “the hot strawberry” because Brendan loved strawberries and John brought him some from the market downtown. Our daughter, Clarissa, was in school, had school friends and activities, and didn’t have as much time with them. She chastised Brendan once for telling me that “Missey Werme making you a HAPPY Birthday cake!” “Brendan, you weren’t supposed to tell that!!” It was a happy time in all
    of our lives. We won’t forget the Wermes.

  2. I am sorry to read of your loss. I remember John so well from the Pachyderm Club and in 1969 when my sons Rodger and Rodney Lindenmuth graduated from Pueblo County High, John was the one who handed them their diplomas. In late years my Husband Don Brendel and I visited Germany and you both so graciously invited us into your home and drove us around Germany. I will miss seeing him at Country Kitchen. Thank you Helen for sharing him with so many people.

  3. John was in my life longer than my own father, he was a man from whom I learned more than I can articulate. In the many vacations we shared over the years he proved to be a steadfast companion, a font of wisdom (and of trivia), a lover of history and culture, and endlessly curious about the culture which surrounded us. His presence will be missed, and I grieve for his loss. His absence will be felt most by his daughters and his grandchildren and great grandchildren who will not know his joy of life, but whose legacy they will carry on.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. John was a sweet, funny, and clever man. We always enjoyed spending time with him. He was always so kind to the kids. He will be missed.

  5. We are sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you. I have many wonderful memories of and because of “Uncle John”. We love you the Bowman family.

  6. Cecilia and I are so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting your father years ago at a Pueblo symphony concert. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Doug and I send our heartfelt love and condolences to you all. John was most certainly a wonderful person whose love for family was immeasurable as was his service to community.

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