Walter “John” Werhun, III

1971-2013

werhun pic for front of folderWalter “John” Werhun III, 42, of Edmond, OK passed quietly in his home on April 27, 2013. John was born on January 15, 1971 in Norman, OK to Walt and Patricia Werhun.

John served as Captain with the Edmond Fire Dept. He married Joyce (Newkirk) Werhun on August 12, 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his girls and taking part in every sporting or school event they attended. His kids were his whole life. He loved being with his family, vacationing and doing anything outdoors; bike riding, hiking, etc.

John is survived by his wife, Joyce of the home; daughters, Jessica and Jamie Werhun; his parents; sister, Shannon Franklin and husband Hank of Moore, OK; brother, Daniel Werhun and fiancé Martha Callan; aunts and uncles, Debbie and Dan Denton of Moore, Paula and Jason Kunz of NY, and JoAnn and Willie Halley of OR; nieces, nephews and cousins, Cody, Shelby, Kelsey, Kirk, Khasi, Sierra, Michelle, River, Rainey, Gabriel and Rayce. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ava and Carl Voelpel and Walt Sr. and Millie Werhun.

Services for John will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the First Christian Church of Edmond under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Werhun Family Fund at Citizen’s Bank in Edmond.

Comments

  1. Joyce and family, I am truly and deeply sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to meet John Werhun. He was always so nice no matter what the circumstance. I pray for peace and comfort for you all during this time. May God bless you and keep you.

  2. Joyce and Girls, we were saddened by John’s going home to Heaven. We pray for you, and we know John is safe, in great health and if he has his way, Helping People for God.No one knows; “where the Love of God goes, when disease turns the years to days!”
    But we know the suffering , the pain, and John’s sorrow, are “all” gone.

    We shall always be as near as a thought of John, until we go home and are reunited in Gods Grace.. Prayers and Hope for you and the girls.
    Lynn & Trish Bourne
    Guthrie, OK
    Retired Edmond Fire Captain

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the grieving family. Losing a love one to death is Never an easy situation to go through. I have personally lost loved ones as well. Everyone has their own way of getting through the healing process. No matter what, it takes time. Our family members are precious to us. That’s why I draw comfort from the scripture found at Revelation 21:3,4. In the very near future, Jehovah God assures that no one will die because death will be brought to nothing. Sickness and Death will be a thing of the past. So please draw comfort and strength and realize that soon, you can see your loved one again.

    Much Peace and Comfort

  4. our condolences and prayers go out to a wonderful family. We all feel your loss and know it is a deep one. We feel very connected with you through Kenneth and Wanda and their church family in Purcell. May God bless you and keep you through this time and may you cherish fond memories of John knowing that through Jesus you can have the blessed assurance of someday meeting again.

  5. We are deeply saddened by your loss. John was such an inspiration to all of us at 7th and Monroe. All of you are in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort through this very difficult time.

  6. Joyce and girls,

    I am so sorry for your loss but the suffering is no more and John is whole again. Take time for to grieve on your own time and way. We handle grief in many ways. Just know you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sheila Hutton
    Ex-wife of Retired Edmond Firefighter, Rick Hutton

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