Thomas "Milt"'s Story
Thomas Milton "Milt" Wehrenberg, 85, passed away May 31, 2017 at Guerin Woods in Georgetown, Indiana after his long battle with Alzheimer's with his loving family beside him. The amazing nurses and caregivers at Guerin Woods provided him much love and attention.
On Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. visitation for Milt will be held at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville. On Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. visitation will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1787 Klerner Lane, New Albany, with the funeral service beginning at 5 p.m. A dinner will be held following. On Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. a graveside service will be held at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, 2421 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville.Everyone is welcome to all events.
Milt was a graduate of Hume Fogg Tech High School in Nashville, TN and a 1952 graduate of Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. Milt and Trudy met in college and married in Jasper, Tennessee on September 10, 1950. He began working at E.I. DuPont, Indiana Army Arsenal Plant in Charlestown, IN as a chemical engineer. The majority of his career he was the Director of Research and Development for Corhart Refractories in Louisville and Buckhannon, West Virginia. Milt learned French in his late 50's so he could converse with the French and speak technically. Milt and Trudy helped start two Lutheran Churches - in Buckhannon, and Calvary Lutheran in Jeffersonville. Milt was a Boy Scout Master for many years and was proud his three sons were Eagle Scouts. He was preceded in death by his parents John M. and Eva Wehrenberg; his son Thomas A. Wehrenberg; his siblings Elizabeth Hager, Mary Hager, and Master Sergeant John M. Wehrenberg II; his granddaughter Ann Marie Just; his niece Sharron (Hager) Robinson, and nephew Ronnie Hager.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Gertrude "Trudy" Wehrenberg; his sister Charlene Brazell; his children Bruce E. Wehrenberg (Susan), Mary Ann Just (Tim), Mark A. Wehrenberg (Valetta); daughter-in-law Celeste Wehrenberg; his special granddaughters Madison and McKenzie Just; sisters-in-law Shirley Wehrenberg and Harriet Lewis; nephews George Brent Hager, Milton Ray Hager, Mike Lewis; and niece Lynette Seaton.
Milt had many technical accomplishments, but most of all he was filled with love for his family and he was such a wonderful example of his Christian faith and his love for Trudy. He was friendly to everyone he met and always had compliments. He was the best grandfather ever and taught the girls so many things about life and love. We will miss him so, and can't imagine our lives without him.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany, Indiana or the Alzheimer's Association.
You may share condolences with the family online at www.scottfuneralhome.com
Published on June 3, 2017