Mr. Werner was a 1951 graduate of Belleville Township High School and was on the wrestling and football team while a student there. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SIU, Carbondale, IL, and taught high school in O’Fallon and Mascoutah, IL. Kent was a founding member of the Belleville Enduro Team (B.E.T.), and owned Abend Cycle Enterprises.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Inis, nee Malacarne, Werner.
Surviving are a sister, Inis Richardson of Springfield, VA;
a niece, Vanessa Richardson;
two nephews, Vaughn Richardson and Brett Richardson;
and five great-nieces and great-nephews.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
According to his wishes, cremation services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.