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Gregory Werdin

January 1, 1950 — February 10, 2024

The Reverend Gregory George Werdin, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday Feb 10th, 2024, at Banner Del Webb Medical Center, Sun City West, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on January 1st, 1950, to Ted and Bernice Werdin in Freeport, Illinois. Greg was the youngest of three brothers David (deceased) and Donald (Rockford, IL).

He was a loving husband to Beth, a devoted father to Rachel (Chris Van Zele), Teddy (Amanda), and a cherished grandfather to Maxton and Carsten; step-grandfather to Justin, Mikayla and David. His family meant everything to him, and his unwavering love and support will forever be remembered.

He graduated from Rochelle High School in Illinois in 1968; Concordia Ann Arbor (1970), Concordia Chicago (1972) and received his Master of Divinity at Concordia Seminary (Springfield IL, 1976).

Greg, known for his 47 years of ministry as a LCMS pastor, lived a life as a servant of Christ. He also enjoyed his hobbies of magic tricks, motorcycle riding, gardening, and woodworking. He served as the Wickenburg Habitat for Humanity President for 2 terms.

Greg served his vicarage year at St. John's Lutheran Church (New Orleans), Pastor at Christ the King (Natchitoches, LA), St. John's Lutheran (Burlington, IL), Good Shepherd (Ypsilanti, MI), St. Peter's Lutheran (Simcoe, Ontario Canada), Christ Lutheran (Albuquerque, NM), Redeemer Lutheran (Wickenburg, AZ), and Epiphany Lutheran (Congress, AZ). Greg served as the Circuit Visitor for the LCMS Pacific Southwest District.

Greg leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and service that will forever be remembered and cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His kindness, wisdom, and humor left an indelible mark on those around him. Though we mourn his passing, we take comfort in the knowledge that he is now with his Heavenly Father, where he will dwell in eternal peace and joy.

A memorial service will be held Sunday February the 18th at 4:00 p.m. at Crown of Life Lutheran Church 13131 W Garden Drive , in Sun City West, AZ. Friends and family are invited to gather and celebrate the life of Greg with a light reception following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Lutheran Hour Ministries, whose devotions were uplifting to Greg, especially in these last few months. www.lhm.org/give/memorials.asp

As we bid farewell to our beloved husband, father, and grandfather we find solace in the promise of Christ's resurrection and the hope of being reunited with him in the Kingdom of Heaven. Until that blessed day comes, we will carry his memory in our hearts and strive to honor his legacy by living lives of faith, love, and service.

May the love of God surround us, the peace of God sustain us, and the hope of eternal life uplift us during this time of mourning. Amen. The Werdin Family

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