Werner F. Daum

Werner F. Daum , age 90, passed away in his sleep after a long illness on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Webster, Texas. Werner was born in Independence, Kansas and graduated from high school there. He entered the Army near the end of WWII.
After completing his military service, he attended Washington University in St. Louis where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. While in St. Louis, he met and married Alice Jungklaus, who was his loving wife until her death in 2010.
Werner went on to complete a MS in chemistry at Kansas State University, then went to work for the Standard Oil of Indiana Co. (AMOCO) at their Wood River Refinery near Alton, IL. After a few years, he was transferred to the Standard Oil Refinery in Neodesha, Kansas and resided with his family in nearby Independence, Kansas, his home town.
In 1970 he was transferred to Alvin, Texas to begin work on a green-field site for AMOCO Chemicals at Chocolate Bayou, Texas. He retired from AMOCO in 1987 and moved to De Soto, Texas. He moved back to the Webster, TX area in 2010 following the death of his wife Alice.
Werner was an avid sportsman who loved playing golf and hunting pheasants and quail. He was active in the Lutheran Church, the Brazoria United Way and the Alvin Community Endeavor.
Werner is survived by his sister, Helen Lee of Cheyenne, WY, his daughter Katy, his son David, wife Karen, his son Paul, wife Brenda, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. We will miss his warm smile and great sense of humor.
A visitation was held Wednesday evening at the Crowder Funeral Home in Webster.


  1. Werner’s Family
    What a tremendous impact Werner had on so many of us, our lives, our families and all he taught us. The most important thing I learned from Werner is it should matter that you walked on this earth ! And rest in peace Werner as your time here really did matter and made it so much better for those who were fortunate to have shared some life experiences with you. May your memory never fade , and may we all try to walk in the shadow of your greatness. Thanks for being our friend. Heaven and Alice are rejoicing as you reunite, and we are all sadder for losing you. May the Perpetual Light shine upon you as you transition to a better place.

  2. Werner passed through my life for a short few years but I will never forget his humor, laughter, wisdom, kindness and love for his family. I pray for your comfort in God’s promise.

    Gail Carmical
  3. Werner was on the chemical engineering advisory board at South Dakota Mines for some years, and I had the privilege of serving with him. He was a valuable contributor, but we also had a great time together. I saw his facilities at Amoco on a trip, and was privileged to visit him and his wife in Desoto when on business. I hand-delivered the Real Bud award plaque to him, and he was delighted and touched! I didn’t know he had passed until just searching old friends’ names. Bless him for all he did. Doug Aldrich, Arvada CO (July 2019)

    Dr. Doug Aldrich

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