Harry W. Woerner, 76

Harry William Woerner, 76, of Slinger passed away Aug. 27, 2012. He was born in Milwaukee to William and Birdella (Groth) Woerner on Sept. 22, 1935.

Harry developed a skill to tinker early in life and became a self-taught mechanic. He had a love of cars and began to build race cars. His cars were fast and cutting edge. He was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in 2007 for his work.

He worked many years at Stoehr Grading in New Berlin as a heavy-equipment mechanic. He is remembered by all as Mr. Fix It who spent many hours in his garage. His pride was restoring a 1965 Mustang convertible. Later in life, he was “The Supervisor” of all family projects. He was a collector of toys, lanterns and anything interesting, which he prominently displayed in his garage.

Harry had a great sense of humor and a wise crack for everything. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Jean (Melius) of Slinger, two daughters Mary Woerner Weber and Barbara Kreis, his special project apprentice Daniel “Web” Weber, grandchildren Morgan and Dalton Uhing, Paige and Madison Weber, and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life will take place on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, from 3-6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). It is a casual gathering with the Rev. Grubba giving a prayer at 4 p.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.