Harold “Hal” L. Werner, who was recently selected for induction into the Eastern Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame, passed away Sunday (Aug. 4) after suffering a heart attack a week ago. He was 82.
Werner is a former Eastern student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach in the sport of track and field. He was notified earlier this summer that his lifelong endeavors in the sport were to be honored at the induction ceremony on Oct. 5 at EWU. He was set to be at the ceremony and football game that day versus Weber State, but Werner will now be inducted that day posthumously.
A memorial service is being planned for next week in his hometown of Leavenworth, Wash., and he will be buried at the Cashmere Cemetery. Information on his memorial service may be obtained by calling or emailing the Ward Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth – 509-548-7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.