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Clinton C. “Bill” Werkheiser

February 9, 1932 - March 13, 2019

          Clinton C. “Bill” Werkheiser, Jr., age 87, of Middletown, DE and formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on February 9, 1932, he was a son of the late Clinton C. and Pearla M. (Lutz) Werkheiser, Sr.  Bill grew up on Bancroft Parkway and graduated from Wilmington HS in 1949.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Bill worked as the supervisor of utilities at the DuPont Company Experimental Station, retiring after many years of service.

          He took pride in his home and in his yard work.  Bill was an avid reader and traveler.  His fondest memories were yearly trips to Florida and family gatherings. 

          In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Sheryl Werkheiser, and grandson, Jeremy Werkheiser.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace A. (Gannon) Werkheiser; sons, Steven C. Werkheiser and James A. Werkheiser (Susan), both of Bear; brother, Donald R. Werkheiser (Myrt) of Wilmington; grandchildren, Justin, Brian (Lauren), Stephanie, Sarah and Brad Werkheiser; nieces; cousins; and extended family.

          All services will be held privately.

          His family wishes to thank the staff of Delaware Hospice for the excellent care provided to Bill during his illness.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE 19711.

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6 Guestbook messages for Clinton C. “Bill” Werkheiser

  • Our heartfelt condolences to the Werkheiser family. While we didn’t know Bill personally we do know his son, as well as grandson Justin

  • No words can fully express the deep sorrow we feel for Grace and the entire Werkheiser Family. Mr. Bill was a great neighbor, mentor and friend.
    Love to you all,
    Jen, Don, Ryan and Jared Kukawski

  • We had the pleasure of meeting Bill and Grace in the Villages of Bonita, Florida., where they vacationed several times with Don and Myrt. To the Werkheiser family, we send our sincerest condolences at this time.

  • Miss you bill. Until we meet again
    Your babe,dawn

  • To the Werkheiser Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Chris, Debbie, Tiffany and Dacey

  • To Grace and Family, We share your grief as we have lost a great friend. We will always cherish the great times with the Werkheisers and Zuchs which started at the Experimental Station and extended into retirement.