Higby Mortuary
Home Staff Pre-Planning Obituaries Upcoming Funerals History Contact Us

Parma Werner

Parma K. Werner, 83, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30a.m. on Wednesday, June 9th at Messiah Lutheran Church with Barb Johnson officiating. The service will be livestreamed on Messiah Lutheran Church Facebook page. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday, June 8th from 5-7p.m. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Parma Kaye Werner was born May 1, 1938 at Central City, Nebraska to Holger and Etna Mae (Newman) Eriksen. She attended Marquette High School and graduated with the class of 1956. She was a Kearney State College grad where she obtained her teaching degree. She taught Kindergarten at Polk Public Schools for 3 years. She then worked at the ASCS office in Aurora where she remained for 32 years.

Parma was married to Kenneth Werner on August 22, 1959 at Kronborg. She loved to cross stitch, work on hardanger and other crafts. She enjoyed music, singing in a quartet known as "Three Peaches and a Prune". She also played the accordion.

Parma and Kenny were Founding Members of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Parma was very active in numerous church activities as well as the Women's Group (WELCA) there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Raymond Werner; mother-in-law, Myrtle Werner; brother, Neil Eriksen; sisters-in-law, Ila Campbell and Donna Werner.

She is survived by her husband, Kenny of Aurora; son, Scott (Lisa) Werner of Aurora and daughter, Mickie Werner of Lincoln, NE; 3 grandchildren, Derek (Hope) Werner of Overland Park, KS, Trent (Emily) Werner of Lincoln, NE, and Brody Werner of Vermillion, SD; 6 great-grandchildren, Weston, Reagan, Zane, Callum, Micah and Selah; sister-in-law, Mary Eriksen; Brothers-in-law Roger Werner and Roger Campbell; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Share your sympathies and/or favorite memories Messages will be given to the family.