Werling, Lillian Christine (nee Scheimann)
December 12, 1914 – June 19, 2016
Lillian Christine Werling passed away at the Golden Care Center Lakeridge in Roseville, Minnesota on June 19, 2016 at the age of 101. She was born in the bedroom of her family’s home in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on December 12, 1914 to Martin and Wilhelmina Scheimann. She was the youngest of her siblings: Olga, Arthur, Viola, Ruth and Harold. She was on the four year honor roll at the new South Side High School in Ft. Wayne. At that time, the new South Side High School was the biggest one-story high school in America, the building covering three acres. She was the only one in her family to graduate from high school. In 1939, she married Henry Ferdinand Werling of New Haven, Indiana and moved to Fish Lake, Minnesota where he had been called as the new pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He retired as a professor from Concordia University in St. Paul and predeceased her in 2001. Lillian worked at the Irene Byron Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Ft. Wayne, as a secretary at the Wayne Pump Co. in Ft. Wayne, as a secretary for Gass Furniture in Seward, Nebraska, as a secretary for the Afghan high altitude agricultural projects at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and as a secretary for the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. She is survived by three sons: Dennis (Anita), Joel and Henry (Susan); grandchildren Rachel, Jesse and Cristina; and great-grandchildren Sonora, Zea, Serenna, Theo and Dietrich. Memorials preferred to Emmaus Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN, or to the Henry Werling Scholarship Fund at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Crescent Tide of St. Paul, MN handled Lillian’s funeral arrangements.