Myrna M. (Case) Wepking passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at her home in Lancaster. Myrna was born on January 25, 1926, to Harry and Rosa (Crapp) Case. On May 6, 1944, Myrna married Carson Wepking, at the Case family farm on Stage Road. Myrna and Carson farmed the Wepking family farm for their entire married life of over 50 years. Carson passed away in 1995.
Myrna is survived by her 4 children: Duane (Mary) Wepking of Dodgeville, Catherine (Phil) Bayuk of Lancaster, Alan Wepking of Lancaster, and Barbara Alexander (Kevin Donar) of South Wayne. She was proud of her six grandchildren: John (Halee) Wepking of Ridgeway, Carl Wepking (Ariel Leon) of Madison, Neal Wepking Tilhou (Alyssa Tilhou) of Madison, Ashley Alexander of Monroe, Robert (Desiree) Alexander of Monroe, and Sarah Alexander of South Wayne. She was blessed with 10 great grandchildren. Myrna was also the special Aunt of Richard “Dick” (Marlene) Wepking of Dubuque. Dick lived with Carson and Myrna on the Wepking home farm during his teen age years.
In addition to her parents, Myrna was pre-deceased by four of her five siblings: Lloyd, Joe, and Wendell Case, and Charlotte Cook, all of Lancaster. Her sister, Margaret Vesperman, survives her.
Myrna was a member of the Lancaster Congregational Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and Nursery during the church hour. She was also a member of Rebekahs/IOOF Lodge and was an active participant and leader in 4-H, serving as the needlework supervisor at the Grant County Fair for many years.
In 1969, Myrna was admitted to the first class to become a Certified Nursing Assistant at what is now Orchard Manor. She began her career at Orchard Manor before the class was completed. She was an attentive, kind, and dependable CNA there for the next 32 years, and was recognized for a 10 years span of perfect attendance. Twelve years of her career were spent in the care of those with Developmental Disabilities which she found very rewarding.
She maintained a strong interest in the family farm through her final decades, on a mission to keep pastures free of thistles and multiflora rose with her well-honed shovel. With her family, she helped to maintain the herd of Shorthorn beef cattle raised on the farm for close to a century.
At Myrna’s request, there will be no services. Cards of Condolences may be mailed to Martin Schwartz Funeral Home, PO Box 30, Lancaster WI 53813.