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Joanne Marie (Billings) Wertenberger

April 12, 1932 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 88)


Fort Wayne – Joanne Marie (Billings) Wertenberger, 88, formerly of Auburn passed away Sunday February 7, 2021 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Harvard, Nebraska on April 12, 1932 to Verle and May (Meese) Billings. They have both passed away. Joanne was a homemaker and was very active in her community. She was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church, Friends of the Eckhart Public Library, Women’s Committee of the ACD Museum and the Welfare Board. She volunteered her time carrying meals for Wheels on Meals. She married Roger J Wertenberger on April 4, 1952 in France and he passed away November 22, 2020. Joanne is survived by 2 daughters and sons in law, Susan and Maury Winkler of Waterloo and Jan and Jim Rocco of Weldon Spring, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Jan (Greg) Hewitt of Auburn, Maury (Megan) Winkler IV of Minneapolis, MN, Andrew (Kelli) Rocco of St. Louis and Elizabeth (Aaron) Theby of St. Louis; 2 great grandchildren, Gregory Hewitt and Cora Hewitt; 2 brothers and sisters in Laws, Dale and Eva Billings of Midland, MI and Darrel and Joyce Billings of Greenfield, IN. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials can be given in Joanne’s memory to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 1600 South Wayne Street, Auburn, IN 46706 or the Auburn First United Methodist Church, 1203 East 7th Street, Auburn, IN 46706. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is handling arrangements. To send condolences visit

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