Charles “Ben” B. Werle, 63, of Lawson, Missouri, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2021, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
Ben, also known to most as “The Dude,” was born on May 22, 1958. He graduated from Orrick High School in 1976. Throughout his high school years, he excelled in football and basketball. He always loved to share his memories of winning the Football State Championship in 1975.
Benny “Dude” lived his life to the fullest. His greatest pleasure was watching his two grandkids grow up. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
He touched a lot of lives and will be remembered for his love of music, especially the classic oldies. He was always willing to help his family or friends.
Ben is preceded in death by his mother, Lois Dravenstott Werle; his father, Dennis Werle; sisters, Marsha Hankins and Georgia McFall; and brother-in-law, Jim Carr.
Ben is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Dustin) Sullard, of Lawson, Missouri; grandson, Brady Sullard; granddaughter, Preslee Sullard; brothers, Gary (Linda) Werle, of Lexington, Missouri, and Jimmy (Linda) Werle, of Orrick, Missouri; sisters, Donna (Allen) Burnett, of Richmond, Missouri, Rhonda (Dale) Copeland, of Polo, Missouri, and Anita Carr “Mattias Hack,” of Clearwater, Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Cemetery, 31420 W. 88th St., Orrick, MO 64077 for all family and friends followed by an open house celebration of life at Ashley’s house in Lawson following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Ashley Sullard to help with final expenses.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
We will miss your upbeat, busy, & humorous personality. You were ALWAYS so kind and welcoming to all. We didn’t know you so well, but ASHLEY spoke of you often enough for us to understand you. It was obvious you LOVED her along with Preslee and Brady-you tried to be present at any event they were part of also.
Dr M.Conrad Journée
We are so sorry for your loss. I’m going to miss him. He was such a good hearted spirit and was definately one-of-a-kind.
We know how much Benny loved you and those grandkids.
He will be missed.
David & DaVona Blyth
Sending our condolences on the loss of a family member. I didn’t know him real well but always saw that big cheerful smile at our Werle Reunions in Orrick. I’m so very for your loss. Prayers for the family!
Susan Werle Brashears
So sorry for your family loss and my cousin’s.