Woerner Body Shop in Jewell closes


February 16, 2023

An unidentified woman stands in front of the former Woerner Body Shop building in Jewell. The building was the first bank built in Jewell County. A plaque placed by the Postlethwaite descendants several years ago, commemorates the event. 

John Woerner has closed his business, Woerner Body Shop, after nearly 30 years of business at 202 Delaware in Jewell. He purchased the building in July of 1993, from Dunstan Construction. In 2005, he purchased the adjoining building from Big Bear Repair. That building was the first bank building built in Jewell County. It has had various owners, but for many years served as the telephone office in Jewell.

Woerner's interest in body work began in high school. He pursued that career to graduate from Milford, Nebraska, Vo-Tech in auto body work. During his military service he was assigned to vehi...

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