Larney J. Werth, age 58, Fargo, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Larney J. Werth was born September 27, 1946, in Lehr, ND, the son of Leonard and Edna (Ley) Werth. He grew up in Jamestown, ND, and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1964. He moved to Fargo where he attended North Dakota State University. He was united in marriage to Gayle Colville on August 20, 1966, in Jamestown. The couple made their home in Moorhead, MN. Larney was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital in the food service department, and at St. Ansgar=s Hospital in the physical therapy department and also as an orderly while attending nursing school at NDSU. He graduated from nursing school as a Registered Nurse in 1976 and began working at the Veterans Adminstration Hospital in 1977. He served as captain in the 311 Evac in the Army Reserves from 1981-90. Gayle died in 1996. Larney married Doris Duval Nelson on May 9, 1998, in Moorhead.
Larney served as Local 3884’s President, and held many other positions of trust in the American Federation of Government Employees, including president of the 8th District VA Council. Larney=s commitment to working people never wavered and his good works endure.
He is survived by his wife, Doris of Fargo; three sons, Andrew (Sherri) Werth, Aaron (Darlene) Werth, and Benjamin (Andrea) Werth, all of Moorhead; two stepsons, Scott (Kris) Nelson of Bullsgap, TN, and Richard (Melissa) Nelson of Fargo; nine grandchildren; mother, Edna Werth of Jamestown; three sisters, Jannett Boss of Aloha, OR, Linda Landsrud of Renville, MN, and Pennie (Ernie) Bobian of Tomball, TX; and one brother, Russell (Betty) of Bowman, ND.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Mary=s Cathedral, Fargo. A prayer service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Boulger Funeral Home and Friday in the church one hour prior to services.