Duane E. Werking, 76

Duane Edward Werking, 76, of North Manchester, died at 6:55 am, Friday, May 15, 2015, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. 

He was born May 22, 1938 in Wabash County, to Lauren and Mary Jane (Sells) Werking.

Duane was a 1956 graduate of Sidney High School.  He attended the University of Maryland Far East Division in Japan, and also Indiana Tech.  He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.  Duane married Linda Tracy at the North Manchester United Methodist Church on July 1, 1961; she died Feb. 25, 2015.  He worked at Donnelley in Warsaw 40 years retiring on Dec.15, 2000.  Duane was a member of the Congregational Christian Church.  He enjoyed farming, growing things, fishing, and mowing.

He is survived by his son, Matthew (Aida) Werking of Warsaw; sister, Arlene Barney of North Manchester, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Richard  (Ann) Tracy of North Manchester.  He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Wednesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is Congregational Christian Church or the Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Duane may be signed at


Posted on 2015 May 15