Dale Herman Werkmeister

dale werkmeister

Dale Herman Werkmeister, 78 of Edgewater, Colorado passed away at home on March 1, 2015. He is survived by his children, David Werkmeister, Loveland, CO; Cherry (Jim) Feeney, Castle Rock, Co.; Daniel (Susan) Werkmeister, Denver, CO.; Joseph Werkmeister, Illinois, James Werkmeister, Denver, CO. and Timothy Werkmeister, Arvada, CO. sister, Mary Ann Henry of Cedar Falls and brother Larry (Nadine) Werkmeister of Raymond, IA. and 10 grandchildren. DALE WERKMEISTER EULOGY We are gathered here today to celebrate the life and honor the memory of my dad Dale Werkmeister. Dale grew up with his brothers and sisters on a farm in Iowa and learned the value of hard work from his dad. Later on in life he moved to Colorado where he met and married his first wife Marilyn. They had six beautiful children: the oldest David, followed by Cherry, Daniel, Joseph, James and Timothy. Dale was a loving and affectionate father, he loved spending time with his kids offering love and support as well as guidance. Dale was a very hard worker, his occupation in life was a construction worker. Dale helped build many of the buildings and skyscrapers of Colorado, Dale also worked in Nevada on construction projects. Dale instilled in us kids a strong work ethic, and taking pride in one's work. He wanted his children to succeed in life. He later married a lovely woman named Gloria Vaughn. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home. They resided in Denver and Las Vegas. Dale's legacy in life was serving the Lord. He had a deep love for Jesus, and a passion for soul winning. Dale was faithful to the call of God on his life in which he fulfilled the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. Dale and his soul winning partner Royce Fuller spread the gospel throughout Colorado by passing out gospel tracks, and telling people about Jesus and how to get saved. Their gospel theme was The Way To Heaven. This was a simple prayer for people to receive Christ as their Savior. Dale was not your typical evangelist. He went into the war zone, hitting the streets sharing the gospel to as many as he could. While enduring persecution, he overcame adversity as a faithful witness for Jesus. Dale would not only evangelize in the streets, he went into college campuses sharing Christ's message of salvation to college kids. Dale also had a healing ministry as well. He would often lay hands on the sick, and they would be healed under the power of the Holy Spirit. God opened a door for Dale to minister in hospitals in which he would lay hands on sick children, and they were miraculously healed. Under my dad's ministry there were many miracles of salvation and healing that were manifested by the Holy Spirit. My dad had a love for the outdoors. One of my dad's passions in life was fishing. I remember times when dad would take me on fishing trips to Cherry creek and Sterling and Jackson reservoirs as well as other lakes. Dad also loved camping, he would take us kids camping with him traveling in his motor home seeing sites throughout Colorado. Another thing my dad enjoyed was gardening; he would plant vegetables, garlic and other herbs. Dad loved taking walks, even into his seventies he was very active. My dad would get up about 5:00am, and have all his business completed for the day before noon. This was an example of how driven my dad was, and why he possessed such a strong work ethic. Dad was a good cook; he loved not only cooking for us kids, but also for friends. Some of the things my dad would cook were large batches of chili, beef stew, bean soup, chicken noodle soup and potato salad. He really enjoyed feeding people. My dad was a peoples' person. For instance, he really enjoyed engaging in conversations with others, and people loved being with him. Dad was charming and social, and he knew how to talk to people. He loved telling stories about his childhood in Iowa. My dad's legacy can be summed up in four words, a prayer and a scripture; THE WAY TO HEAVEN I believe Jesus Christ is the son of God, died on the cross for my sins, arose from the dead and my prayer is: come into my heart by the Holy Spirit , Lord Jesus, and save me, amen. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13), I miss you Dad, I know we will be reunited in heaven with the Lord. I love you Dad

Monday, March 9, 2015
1:00 PM 3/9/2015 1:00:00 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

2100 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80214

Please join the family for a reception following the memorial service at the community hall at the church.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
2100 Wadsworth Blvd Lakewood 80214 CO
United States

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