Julian Micheal Wernke June 25, 2019 - October 27, 2021
Last updated 11/1/2021 at 4:30pm
Funeral Service for Julian Michael Wernke, Wambdi Cistinna (little eagle) 2, of Watertown, SD will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 12:30 P.M. at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Community Center, Agency Village, SD with Pastor Jared Kemmis officiating. Pallbearers will be Juan Wernke, Spencer LaCroix Jr., Brandon Kohl, Jorge Wernke-Cortez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Samantha Murphy, Noelia Cantu and James Hernandez. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD. The Cahill Funeral Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Julian was born on June 25, 2019 at Watertown, SD to Shalyn LaCroix and Juan Wernke. He enjoyed playing with his trucks, putting on his socks and shoes, playing outside, eating rice and tortillas, and hanging out with James working on cars and around the house tasks. Julian was outgoing, energetic, happy little man that always kept everyone on their toes. Julian passed away at his home in Watertown, SD on October 27, 2021.
Julian is survived by his mother Shalyn (Emmanuel Hernandez) LaCroix of Watertown, SD and his father Juan Wernke-Cortez of Watertown, SD; brother Johnathan LaCroix Wernke of Watertown, SD; Maternal grandmothers, Rhonda (Brent)Siebenaler of Knapp, WI, and Carmen Wernke of Sioux Falls, SD; maternal great grandmother Avina Hayes of Peever, SD and maternal grandparents Joe & Barbara LaCroix of Sisseton, SD; paternal great grandparents, Laurie Wernke and Douglas Wernke of South Dakota; aunts Chelsey LaCroix of Krapp, WI, Cydney Kohl of Watertown, SD and Lydia Wernke-Morales of Sioux Falls, SD; uncles Jorge Wernke-Cortez of Watertown, SD, Bret Redday of Peever, SD, Caleb Greybuffalo of Sisseton, SD, Spencer LaCroix Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD, Brandon Kohl of Watertown, SD and Douglas Wernke-Morales of Sioux Falls, SD; great aunts, Evelyn Green of Maryland, Mari Stone of Texas, Bernadette Kohl of Peever, SD, and Rochelle Kohl of Peever, SD; great uncle Juan Wernke of Virginia and Howard Redday III of Summit, SD.