PAULDING -- Karl G. Werling, 95, Paulding, died due to injuries sustained in an auto accident Thursday, May 29, 2014.
He was born March 30, 1919, in McCartyville, Ohio, the son of Leo and Mary M. (Reier) Werling. On October 12, 1940, he married Garland E. Ritz, who preceded him in death on August 21, 2001. He was a World War II Army veteran, owner/operator of the former Western Auto Store from 1948-67 and owner/operator of the former Werling Furniture from 1964-80. He then worked many jobs including selling buildings for Lane Company in 1980 and from 1991-2005 he drove vehicles for Winkle. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, and Auglaize Country Club.
He is survived by his children, David (Brenda) Werling, Kathleen Haney, Janice (Gary) Lipp, Ellen (Arvin) Grimm, Lisa Werling and Ann Miller; sister, Leaneda Thompson; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and siblings, Lowell, Robert, James, Warren and Saloma Werling and Eleanor "Ruthie" Lesan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish. Burial will follow in Paulding Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 8 p.m. by the K of C on Thursday, June 5, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Sherwood or Paulding Library, Masses or Caring and Sharing Food Pantry. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.