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Thursday, May 22, 2003

Josephine C. Werne, 85, of St. Meinrad, Ind., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at noon at the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

She was born June 9, 1917, in Detroit, Mich. She was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Beckman and John A. Kunkler. She married Victor Werne June 9, 1938. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1984.

She was an employee at Abbey Laundry for many years.

She was a member of Oblates of St. Benedict, St. Elizabeth's Society and St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, John and Oscar "Butch" Kunkler.

Survivors include three sons, David R. Werne of St. Meinrad, John A. Werne of Ferdinand, Ind., and Glenn R. Werne of Jasper, Ind.; two daughters, Martha Tempel and husband Lawrence of Brazil and Mary Sprinkle of Ferdinand; one sister, Hilda Jent of St. Meinrad and husband Erwin; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Meinrad Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a parish prayer service taking place at 6, and from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Friday.