James John “Jim” Werner, Sr.
James John “Jim” Werner, Sr., 80, of Frisco, Texas died suddenly at his home on Friday, January 27, 2023. Jim was born on April 23, 1942, to James and Barbara (Amann) Werner in St. Louis, Mo.
It was in St. Louis where he met his future bride, Marilyn (Kubiak). He and Marilyn were married in 1960 at St. Agnes Church in St. Louis. Jim served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1959-1963 and was proud to serve his country. In 1970 Jim moved his family from St. Louis, Missouri to Texas and began his career in the auto industry. He managed various car dealerships, eventually operated a car auction business in Southeast Texas.
He enjoyed spending time with family and close friends. He loved to cook for large gatherings and always made sure that no one left hungry. He also loved to play golf, travel to visit family and shop for a great bargain. He was a private, generous person with a great sense of humor that went out of his way to help others.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Marilyn; son, Jim Werner Jr. and wife Lisa; son, Dennis and wife Kara; daughter, Ellen Milligan and husband Mark; daughter, Terri Werner. Five grandchildren, Claire Moore and husband Josh, Elise, Leo and wife Emma Jayne, Celia and Emma, as well as three great-grandchildren: Elijah, Grace and John Moore. He is also survived by his sister Marion Hebrank, many nieces and nephews.
Cremation will be under the direction of North Dallas Funeral Home. There will be a Rite of Christian Burial Mass at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Prosper, Texas on Friday February 24, 2023 at 10:30am central time. Followed by a full Military Honor Service.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Heart Association: www.heart.org; or The Wounded Warriors Project: support.woundedwarriorproject.org
It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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We are so very sorry for all of your loss!
We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!
The Werner’s were my neighbors when they lived in Orange. I couldn’t have asked for better neighbors and friends. We even attended the same church, St. Francis. I missed them when they moved, and am saddened by Jim’s death. My deepest sympathy to Marilyn, their children and grandchildren.
Dad, how do I say goodbye to someone who made me feel safe and so comfortable in your presence? You were a good man with so many good qualities.
As a grandpa, whenever you visited us in New York – you left a freezer full of food, cabinets bursting with the kids’ favorite snacks and hearts full of love for their Texas grandpa!
You loved your grandkids but what endeared you most to me was your love for Marilyn. I can only describe it as fierce – you loved her, protected her and admired all of her wonderful qualities.
As a parent and father-in-law – you guided us in a firm and confident way that allowed all of us to shine when we were along side of you.
I will miss you.
There are a LOT of people who will miss Jim and grieve with his family. May many happy memories come to all of them now at such a sad time.