Paul and Evone Werskey, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Paul and Evone Werskey


In April 1967 I was employed by Porter Memorial Hospital for the position of Assistant Administrator and General Business Manager and have been employed in that capacity since that time. We moved to Valparaiso in June 1967.

The following is a brief summary of information about our family prior to moving to Valparaiso.

Evone was born in Mt. Morris, Illinois, graduated from Mt. Morris High School, Rockford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and the Northwestern University School of Nurse Anethetists.

I was born in Vernon, Indiana, graduated from Vernon High School and Valparaiso University with a BA in Business Administration and Business Education.

Evone and I met in Rockford, Illinois when I was in military service stationed at Camp Grant, Illinois. Evone and I were married in October, 1942 at Falmouth, Massachusetts while I was stationed at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. At the end of World War II I decided to remain in Military Service as an Officer in the Army Medical Service. My primary military assignments included U. S. Army Hospital, Ft. Meade, Maryland, Overseas Supply Division, New York Port of Embarkation, Fifth Army Surgeons Office in Chicago and with the U.S. Army Hospital, Landstuhl, Germany.

I retired from Military Service following which I taught school at Hammond High School and was Manager of a Medical Clinic prior to my employment with Porter Memorial Hospital.

Evone has been employed as a Nurse Anesthetist at St. Margaret's Hospital in Hammond, Indiana, St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Dyer, Indiana and is presently employed by Starke Memorial Hospital as a Staff Anesthetist.

In our spare and leisure time we enjoy travel, Music and Theater, playing duplicate and contract bridge, reading, golf, and sports in general.

We have two children, Gary and Linda. Gary is now 32 years of age, married and lives in London, England. Gary graduated from Northwestern University and has a PHD from Harvard University. His wife Jennifer is a graduate of Oxford University and is currently a member of the teaching staff at Leicester University in the Social Studies Department. Gary is a member of the teaching staff at University of Bath in the History of Science Department, has worked with the British Broadcasting System on special programs, reviewer for Nature Magazine, and is currently working on the completion of a book on his Doctorate Thesis.

Linda was married in June 1972 to Michael Williams and they live here in Valparaiso. Linda is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a BA with a Major in German and Education. Michael is a graduate of Depauw University with a BS in Music and has a Masters Degree in Music from Valparaiso University. Michael is a member of the Teaching Staff of the Portage School System and teaches band and Music Education at Fegly Junior High School.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 174-175

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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