Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Kimberly Sue Werner upheld an image of strength, boldness, and tenderheartedness. Her heart and soul touched many.  She was admired by all. To some, Kim was just a teacher, to others, she was their idol and mentor. Teaching may have given her a few grey hairs and wrinkles, but education was her passion. Teaching for over thirty years at her beloved South Central Junior/Senior High School, she had the opportunity to cultivate generations. South Central was her second home - the teachers were her family, and the students were her children.  Parents Otto and Diana Werner welcomed their first born into the family on July 19, 1962. Being the older sister of Gregory Werner and Kelli Rice, married to Scott Rice, she taught them unique life lessons and encouraged both. Kim was often never found at home. Kim loved traveling the world, going to the casino, and dining out at Hacienda with her friends every chance she could. Although Kim never married, she was a proud mama of two fur babies of her own. Kim’s greatest honor was having the privilege of receiving the title “Auntie” to two nieces, Emma Rice and Amanda Werner, and two nephews, Seth Rice and Keith Werner; together, they gave her purpose. Aunt Kim was thoroughly involved in each child's life, taking them out to spend the day with them frequently to show both love and support with each extracurricular activity her nieces and nephews decided to pursue.  After graduating from South Central in 1980, she attended Valparaiso University to major in Physical Education and minor in Science and Health. Kim was a dedicated sorority sister of the Alpha Delta Kappa where she was the treasurer. After a bit, she found herself back where it all began - South Central, where she taught for over thirty years. Kim was a South Central icon, being heavily involved within the school system, the students lives, as well as being an advisor and coach for a school she adored. Miss. Werner was a track, volleyball, and basketball coach over the years; and she helped to build the National Honor Society and Future Farmers of America club\ as the advisor.  After a life well-lived, Sunday, October 21, 2018 came too soon. Kimberly Sue Werner was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kim was a lifetime member at the First Lutheran Church in Hanna Indiana where she was baptized, confirmed, congregate, and was the church’s secretary.
A public memorial service will be held in the South Central Junior/Senior High School gymnasium at 1:00 with a visitation for the family from 2:00 - 4:00 on Sunday, October 28th.  In lieu of flowers, the family of Kimberly Sue ask for donations for the First Lutheran Church of Hanna, P.O. Box 26, Hanna, Indiana, 46340, where she dedicated her life to the Lord. Kim was also an advocate for the Cheryl Lyn Welter Charitable Foundation. This foundation is an established endowment for the purpose of providing grants to schools in the area, helping underprivileged children grades K-12 to pay for academic supplies, field trips, and sports. Kim wished to pursue and take part in this foundation; the family would appreciate if you would donate in her honor at ℅ Harold Welter P.O. Box 195, Knox, Indiana, 46534, to finish what she started in this organization.

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