Myrtle “Myrt” Werkheiser
November 9, 1939 - June 10, 2022
Myrtle “Myrt” Werkheiser, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away with her loving family by her side following complications from cardiac surgery on Friday, June 10, 2022.
Born and raised in The Flats of Wilmington, on November 9, 1939, daughter of the late August P. and Mildred (Buckalew) Mayer. Myrt was a 1957 graduate of Wilmington High School. Throughout her career, she was employed with DuPont, Newark Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Delaware. After retirement, Myrt and Don spent many winters in Florida.
Myrt was an avid sports fan and loved spending time making memories with her family. She enjoyed playing cards with friends, dancing and having her back scratched for hours. Myrt will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, William Mayer, Elizabeth Ward, Charles Mayer, and Margaret Rickards. Myrt will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 62 years, Donald R. Werkheiser; daughters, Lori Maltese (Joe), Coni Klimpel (Rich), and Vicky Hatton (Shawn); 4 grandsons; 1 step granddaughter; 2 great grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Myrt’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.