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Harry Vern Warren

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Harry Vern Warren
Funeral services for Harry Vern Warren, 100 of Spencer will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Spencer. Rev. Tom Steele will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 3-5 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Interment will take place at 9:30 a.m., Monday, before the service at Oakland Cemetery in Peterson.

Harry passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009 at Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven.

Harry Vern Warren was born April 16, 1908, on the family farm near Peterson, the third child of Arthur and Frances (Doolittle) Warren. He attended Yankee School just a quarter mile away through the eighth grade and then went on to graduate from Peterson High School in 1925. He was especially proud of playing trumpet in the Blackmer Boys' Band. He worked on the family farm after graduation, played music with his brothers, Harold and Lawrence; and also met and courted a pretty redhead he met at the Maple Grove Church by the name of Joyce Fredenburg. In May of 1934 they were married at the farm home of Harold and Melva Woolston, Joyce's sister and brother-in-law, and began their life together just down the road from Harry's birthplace. To this union were born three children: Frances, Mary, and Jim. Harry was one of the supporters of Christian broadcasting in the area, specifically in the construction of the Sioux City (KTFC, Keep Talking For Christ) and Sioux Rapids (KTFG, Keep Talking For God) stations, and helped out there from time to time.

Harry is survived by his two daughters: Frances Alexander of Ayrshire, and Mary Warren of Dallas, Texas; his son, Jim and wife, Donna of Peterson; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his sisters'-in-law: Doris Steele of Sutherland, and Melva Woolston of Bon Air, Va.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.