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Antoinette (Beanie) Werner, 95 - November 16, 2014

Antoinette Arlyne “Beanie” Werner, 95, of Thedford passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, as result of an accidental house fire at her home in Thedford.
Services took place on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the United Church of Christ in Thedford. Burial was at the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford.
Werner was born to Carl Gustav and Antoinette (Ostergard) Wiese on May 31, 1919, at a family ranch northwest of Purdum.
She grew up on the family ranch and attended country school, then graduated from Lincoln High School.
Werner also attended nurse training at St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island. After graduation, she was then employed with St. Francis Hospital, eventually becoming the director of nursing.
In June of 1944, she married Donald E. Werner. To this union, two sons were born, Nicholas Kent and Michael Scott. The couple moved to Thedford in 1946 and built a ranch and farm operation. In 1961, she and her husband adopted another son, Curtis, who was 3.
Werner was known as a business woman, according to family members. Beside her husband and brother, Carl (Lorraine) Wiese, they purchased the livestock barn in Thedford, building it into one of the most successful auction barns in the country.
She also traveled with her husband for several years to sale barns where he auctioneered and she served as clerk of sales. She continued the operation at the Valenine Sale Barn even after her husband passed away from cancer on Sept. 19, 1987, as well as maintaining the bookkeeping for the family farming, feedlot and ranching business.
?Werner was a member of the Thedford United Church of Christ for over 70 years. She was also a member of the Women’s Fellowship, various cattle women’s associations and belonged to several bridge clubs.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Carl and Antoinette Wiese; her husband, Don; a son, Michael; siblings—Gretchen, Dorothea (Ray) Rogers, Ethelle Wiese, Carl (Lorraine) Wiese, Hazel (Lawrence) Wiese and Evelyn (Howard) Thompson.
Survivors include: her sons—Nicholas “Nick” and Curtis (Davia); grandchildren—Paige (Shayne), Kristine (Hugh), Nicholas (Alison), Justin, Cameron (Dominique), Tiffany (Dan), Elizabeth and Jenny; great-grandchildren—Izabel, Zoie, Alexander, Benjamin and Hudson.
Memorials are suggested to the Kidney Cancer Association, 4024 W. Chicago, Rapid City, SD 57702.