Kay Barber Werhonig made her way peacefully to heaven after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 22, 1945 in Volga South Dakota, she graduated from Hardin High School in 1963. Upon meeting Donald Werhonig and following a whirlwind courtship they married in 1964 in Hardin and celebrated 54 years of love and partnership. Kay worked for 16 years at the Yellowstone County Detention Center in Administration and Record Keeping.
Kay was endlessly dedicated to her 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Her wish was always for everyone to be happy and she would do anything to help. She loved the sound of children’s voices and to watch them play—she always thought children should have toys and not clothes as gifts for Christmas. She was a committed shopper and remains the world’s #1 fan of the Soap Opera. She had a great love affair with all things electronic and was the first in the family to get into Video, VCR, TiVo, and eventually Streaming.
She is preceded in death by her parents Newt & Alma Barber, her mother and father-in-law Ben & Evelyn Werhonig, and her sister-in-law Diana Werhonig. She is survived by and will be missed tremendously by her husband, Don and her brothers and sister, Jim Barber of Texas, Susan Gemar and Jack (Kathy) Barber of North Dakota; brother-in-law George Werhonig of Edgar; her children Vicki (Tom) Krause, Donette Beach, Don (Liz) Werhonig, and Bill Werhonig. And, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Devin (Jen), Morgan (Matthew), Korbin (Jayden), Dustin, Tauni (Greg), Cory (Nate), Alex, Paul, Ella, Ellis, Nina, Willy, Molly, Kallie, Bently, Abel, Noah, Thomas, and Lilly.
The Family would like to thank Billings Clinic Cancer Center and Riverstone Hospice for their care and support. A Celebration of Life will be held later. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Gallery.