Ross C Warne
Ross Charles Warne, 88, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away at the Cass County Memorial Hospital on Sunday, May 18, 2014, after a short illness.
Ross was born on August 3, 1925, near Lewis, Iowa, to Forrest and Ruth (Pound) Warne. After graduating from Lewis High School in 1942, he farmed south of Atlantic for over 50 years.
On November 25, 1945, he married Bonnie Loraine Lott. They were married for 58 years. Four children were born in this union: Joyce, Bruce, Denise and Roger.
Ross was a master craftsman who built furniture for himself, his children and his friends. Atlantic's Annual Festival of Trees provided a showcase for his handmade wooden ornaments. He loved serving his community in many different capacities, including both the Cass County Conservation Board and YMCA Board of Directors and as a member of the Atlantic Lyons Club and Cass County Beef Producers. Ross was a 4-H leader for Bear Grove Township and enjoyed volunteering at the Hitchcock House. He also served as deacon and elder for the First United Presbyterian Church of Atlantic. For 20 years he ran the chain gang for Atlantic High School football. His love for farming was recognized when he was named Cass County's Outstanding Young Farmer in 1959. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.
Ross is survived by his four children, Joyce (Danny) Avery of Westboro, MA, Bruce (Diane) Warne of Davis, CA, Denise (Craig) Amos of Indianola, IA, Roger (Nita) Warne Atlantic, IA; nine grandchildren, Erin (Jim) Wilson, Shaun (Erin) Avery, Charles (Katelyn)and Christian (Lacey) Warne, Whitney and Hunter Warne, Lisa (Adam) Sonntag, and Harry and Matt (Mary) Ward; five great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Ross is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; his parents; and brother Don and his wife, Barb.
Memorials may be made to the family for use at a later date for the First United Presbyterian Church and the Cass County Conservation Board.
Roland Funeral Service of Atlantic, Iowa is caring for Ross’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
ROSS C. WARNE
August 3, 1925
ENTERED INTO REST
Sunday, May 18, 2014
At the age of
88 years, 9 months, 15 days
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Thursday, May 22, 2014
First United Presbyterian Church
Pastor Holly Smith
"Hymn of Promise"
"Here I Am, Lord" sung by Roger & Whitney Warne, Accomp. by Joyce Avery
"May the Lord, Mighty God"
"What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
CASKET BEARERS - GRANDSONS
Shaun Avery Charles Warne Christian Warne Hunter Warne
Harry Ward Matt Ward Jim Wilson Adam Sonntag
Jim & Sue Riggs
Greg & Deb Schuler
Daryl & Linda Karstens
Ross' family invites friends & relatives to join them
for lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall following the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the family for use at a later date for the
First United Presbyterian Church and the Cass County Conservation Board.