Looking for Info Re: The Werst family. My husban Norman is the Grandson of Theodore T.Werst and Viva Platt They lived in Washington. Norman Father: Ronald Merle Werst Died 1947,in Portland Oregonin six week before Norman was born. So we know very little about the family. So I thought it would be nice for Norm to have a History. I know that Ronald had a brother Thomas and a sister Shirley.