Paul Werner

Obituary of Paul W. Werner

Paul W. Werner

Paul W. Werner, age 87, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Loyola Medical Center. Paul was born in Joliet on August 24, 1936, to the late Walter and Mary Werner and was a lifetime area resident. He served his country admirably in the United States Army. After his service, he worked for many years for Illinois Securities Insurance Agency in Joliet. Following his retirement, he has worked for D’Arcy Motors. He was also a Third Degree Knight of Columbus.

 Paul was an affable person, enjoyed being “out & about”, and never met a party or social gathering he didn’t like. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Notre Dame football. He would go to University of Illinois football games with close friends and liked to go to St. Mary of the Woods convent in Terre Haute, IN to visit his aunt. Later in life, when age limited his mobility, he enjoyed coffee with lifelong friends, holidays with his extended family, and faithfully attended church. He endured many setbacks but never complained.

Paul is survived by his son, Matt Werner, and numerous nieces, nephews, and good friends. He is preceded in death by infant daughters, Frances & Lucille; daughter, Kerri Werner; son, Jason Werner; ex-wife, Sheila Werner, sister, Alice Broze; and brothers, William and Larry Werner

Visitation for Paul Werner will be Wednesday, January 3, 2024, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black (at Essington) Rd., Joliet. Funeral services will be the following morning, Thursday, January 4, 2024, starting at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. and processing to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville with military honors conducted by the United States Army.

Memorials in Paul’s name to the Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, would be appreciated.

For more information, please call 815-741-5500, or to leave an online condolence, visit his Memorial Tribute page at



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, January 4, 2024
Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
604 N. Raynor Avenue
Joliet, Illinois, United States

Interment with Military Honors

Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville
Rt. 53 and W. 135th Street
Romeoville, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

Memorials in Paul’s name to the Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
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