January 31, 1937 - November 28, 2015


Betty Jean Werckman, 78 of St. Cloud, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, MN after a short illness. Visitation will be at Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud from 4:00-8:00 on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 with parish prayers at 6:00 PM. Family and friends may gather again on Wednesday after 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 followed by entombment at Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.

Betty was born in Milaca, MN on January 31st, 1937 to parents Carl and Bernice (Strumwall) Sandeen of Foreston, MN. She graduated from Milaca High School in 1955. On July 26, 1958 Betty married Robert Werckman at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Betty worked as a secretary in the Milaca area for several years and during that time had four children. In 1974 the family moved to Foley where Betty began working for Benton County Social Services where she remained until her retirement in 1999. After the death of her husband Robert in 1999, Betty married Will Haberle in 2001 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley, and the couple lived in St. Cloud, MN and also had a home in Barefoot Bay, Florida for many years. Betty and Will were very active together during their retirement years and spent a lot of time with their friends and families. Betty loved to travel, dance, play cards and was an avid golfer. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud and was very active in her church community.

Betty is survived by her husband Will Haberle of St. Cloud; children Brenda Werckman-Jones of International Falls MN, Brian (Terri) Werckman of Roswell NM, Bryce (Stephanie) Werckman of Foley, Barbara (Emory) Safford of St. Joseph, MN; and step-children Charles Haberle and Cheri (David) Manarin. Betty is also survived by grandchildren Bradley, Brianna and Alycia Vance, Jordan Paepke, Dalton and Corrine Werckman, Emma and Elle Safford, seven great grand-children and step-grandchildren Marna Wolak, Shannon Safford and Anthony and Brent Haberle. She is also survived by her brother Lloyd (Kathy) Sandeen and sisters Donna (Wayne) Modeen and Marjorie Smith.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Werckman, and step-granddaughter Mandy Wolak.

Betty’s family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and care-givers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta for all of their efforts and support during her final days.