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Dr. Robert J. Werra

May 10, 1931 — June 2, 2023


Dr. Robert J. Werra


Dr. Robert Werra was born May 10 ,1931 and passed June 2, 2023. Dr. Werra was born, raised and educated in Wisconsin. He served two years in the Navy in Kodiak, Alaska and completed his family practice training in California. He chose to practice in Ukiah in 1962, caring for his patients from cradle to grave. He has served for the Albertinum, Trinity School, local hospitals and medical society for over 50 years.

In addition, he helped to start the first Home Healthcare Agency and the first hospice in Mendocino County.

He has written about Lyme Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome and has been a many decades long supporter of Hospice of Ukiah.

He was honored as California Family Physician of the Year in 2005.

Dr. Werra attributed his success to Marlene, his “trophy wife” of 66 years, mother of their four children, office manager, general advisor and best friend . “She is the wind beneath my wings,” he said.

Dr. Werra never worked a day in his life, as he truly loved his work and was a devoted family man. He is survived by Marlene, daughters, Dr. Kathleen Persky and Christine Werra, and sons, Mike and Richard Werra along with seven beloved grandchildren.

Services will be held June 8 at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church, Oak Street, Ukiah, CA. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of Ukiah , 620 So. Dora Street, Ukiah, CA, would be appreciated.

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Past Services

Funeral Mass

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Pacific time)

Saint Mary of the Angels Catholic Church

900 S Oak St, Ukiah, CA 95482

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