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Alex Werner Obituary

Alex Werner, age 31 of Minneapolis and formerly of Northfield , passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday, November 26, 2009 at his home in Minneapolis . Alex died of complications from pneumonia.  

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Friday, December 4th at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield with burial at the Northfield Cemetery . Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8:00 pm at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield and at the Church on Friday one hour prior to Services. 

Alexander James Werner was born September 7, 1978 in Northfield , son of Donald and the late Ruhannah (Anderson) Werner. He was raised in Northfield , baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church . As a child, Alex participated in boy scouts, hockey and baseball. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1997 where he excelled in track and cross country competing in the State Cross Country and Track meets his junior and senior years. Alex achieved All State Honors for running. Alex enjoyed traveling. He traveled with his French class to France in '95, a family trip to Italy in '97, and numerous family trips to Atlantic Beach in North Carolina throughout his lifetime.  

Following high school he attended Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and St Thomas University in Minnesota . As his mother's health declined, he returned home to help care for her and be with her until she passed away on January 18, 2001. He then moved to Minneapolis , and worked several jobs while attending and graduating from Minnesota School of Business with a degree in Massage Therapy. His final employment was at Grumpy's Bar and Grill in both downtown Minneapolis and Roseville . 

Alex was a witty, fun-loving person with a gentle character and spirit. He had beautiful blue eyes and unmanageable blonde hair.  He was intelligent and had an active imagination, and had an artistic flair with a love for music of all types.

 Alex Werner is survived by his father Donald (Julie) Werner of Northfield; siblings Megan (Dan) Simon of Northfield, Nathaniel, Bethany, Tony, Dominik, and Rebekah Werner all of Northfield ; nephews Blake and Carter Simon, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and girlfriend CasiAnna Myne. He was preceded in death by his mother Ruhannah and Grandparents Harold and Mary Werner and Rudy and Elsie Anderson.  

Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.