John Leslie Werner, age 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. John was born on August 8, 1960 in Alton, IL.
On November 19, 1983, John married Jennifer McLean in Granite City, IL. John worked as a carpenter for Carpenters Local #633. His passion was rustic art; John was a very talented artist, and he could build anything he put his mind to. His rustic art can be seen at various places throughout the Granite City area. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored. John loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Ann (Holbrook) Werner; and by his brother-in-law, Eddie Garner.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Werner of Granite City, IL; children, Linda Nicole Werner of Granite City, IL, Jodi Alexandra Werner of St. Louis, MO and Clayton Michael Werner of Granite City, IL; father, Fred Edward Werner Jr., of Pacific, MO; siblings, Karen Garner, Fred (Yahn) Werner III, Phillip (Kris) Werner, Tim Werner, Michelle Werner and Stephanie (Tom) Roesslein; proud grandfather to Evan Werner, Phoenix Werner, Indigo Werner and Paisley Lepes; special nephew, Blake (Brittany) Werner; mother-in-law, Linda McLean; dear uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to many.
Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Eddie Linhart officiating.
Memorial donations may be given to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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