Michael Eugene Worley, 75 of Washington, died Monday, May 30, 2022, at the Parkview Home in Wayland, following a short illness.
Graveside services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington with full military honors. Open visitation will be Noon-5:00 PM, Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Live stream will be available via the funeral home Facebook page or YouTube channel. A memorial has been established to F-Troop, Washington Model Railroad Historical Society, and Hospice Compassus.
Michael was born June 12, 1946, in Chicago Heights, IL, the son of Verle Eugene and Evelyn D. (Davis) Worley. He graduated from Washington High School in 1964, the University of Iowa, and served in the US Navy. He was united in marriage to Jo Anne Wittstrom on June 7, 1968, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington.
He was employed with Washington Manufacturing, Washington Electric, owned and operated Worley Electric, and retired from the University of Iowa in 2012. He was a member of the American Legion Post #29 and the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, model trains, founding the Washington Model Railroad Historical Society, and was active with lighting and scenery at the community theater for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife Jo Anne of Washington, children, Michael Shawn (Dawn) Worley of Evanston, WY, and Maureen Elizabeth (Jonas) Totilas of Murry, NE; sister Pat (Gary) Kilberger of Swisher, Ia; seven grandchildren, Reghan, Rylan, Riann, Gage, Melena, Brittani, and Jordan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Gabriel.