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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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John Donald Werner

John Donald Werner


John Donald Werner, Jr. "Coach Don," 74, passed away at his home on Friday, November 30, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Deborah Werner; his son, John Werner and wife Sherling; his daughter, Rebecca Johnson and husband Emanuel; grandchildren, Camille and Claire Loupe and Leah and Micah Werner; and four step grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, John and Rita Werner and Father and Mother in Law, Louis and Earline Zeringue.

The family will have a private service in his honor at a later date. Don will always be remembered for his love for his family, his love for golf and Sugarland Country Club, and his love for coaching. He was especially proud to be able to assist in coaching his granddaughter's travel softball team this past year. He was the former CEO of Lady of the Sea Hospital (retired in 2013). He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank everyone, especially the Walk Offs Softball Organization, Dr. Chester Boudreaux, Thibodaux Cancer Center, and the Lockport Police/Fire Department for their love and support during this difficult time.

Don's request was to donate his body to LSU Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Research Hospital or a charity close to your heart in his honor.