Arthur Werle

Arthur Werle of Columbia, MO formerly of St Louis County, MO passed away on June 28, 2014 at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm at The Terrace Apartments, 1408 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO.

Mr. Werle was born on April 24, 1921 in Atchison, KS to Edwin and Ella Werle.  He graduated from McKendree College.  Art married Margaret Hursey on February 27, 1946.  He served as a First Lieutenant in the Army during World War II.  He was a Mason and an active member of Northminster Presbyterian Church while in St. Louis.  He retired from Lever Brothers after 41 years of service in various positions including Chief Chemist.  He and his wife volunteered and traveled extensively.  They moved to Columbia in 2005 to be closer to family.

His parents, brother Herbert, sister Margaret Flowers and his wife Margaret preceded him in death.  He is survived by his daughters Marsha Wright (Carl) of Caulfield, MO, Gail Hoell (Bob) of Fulton, MO and Janet Burleson (Bill) of Columbia, MO; grandchildren Rob Hoell (Sara), Stephen Hoell (Lillian), Jenny Johnson (Matt), Zack and Josh Burleson; great-grandchildren Avrie, Quinn and Ella Hoell, Grayson Hoell, Gabriel and Timothy Johnson, sister Dorothy Nolan, sister-in-law Jeri Hursey and many nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P.E.T. Project or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Kelly Beaman on July 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Janet, Bill, Zack & Josh (and Gail, Marsha and your families)….
    I am sorry for the loss of your dad / grandpa. He was a kind, gentle man and will be missed by many. You have my thoughts and prayers for peace for each of you.

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