It is with great sadness that the board of directors and management of Jo-Carroll Energy share the death of Martin “Marty” Werner, JCE’s District 1 director.
Werner passed away on Thursday, April 1 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.
JCE board member since 2007, Werner dedicated 14 years to serving the members of the cooperative. During his years on the board, he had served as board treasurer as well as on the executive, resolutions, audit and governance committees.
“Marty was well-respected in the East Dubuque area and will be deeply missed,” said Mike Casper, JCE president and CEO.
Dedicated to his community, Werner also served as a member of the East Dubuque City Council, had previously served on the Jo Daviess County Board and was a retired member of the East Dubuque Volunteer Fire Department.
He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968 serving in the Armored Division at Ft. Hood, Texas, and the Missile Unit in Germany. He was employed at the John Deere Dubuque Works from 1971-2001 when he retired. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #94. Marty previously worked for John Leibold's gas station, and later operated Marty's Auto Repair for 25 years.