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James Leo Warner (1923-2017)


Posted By: Mark Christian
Date: 12/2/2017 at 15:12:05

Obituary from Allnutt Funeral Services, Fort Collins, Colorado.

James Leo "Jim" Warner, 93, died November 18, 2017 at his home in Fort Collins, CO with family present. We thank the compassionate staff at both Pathways and BrightStar Care, for their gentle and loving care, most particularly BrightStar's Rebekah Holden, CNA.

Jim was born November 24, 1923 in Niles, MI to the late James E. Warner and Mary Camp Warner. He graduated from Niles High School in 1941 and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1948. He also attended Western Michigan University. He served in the Army Air Corp during 1943 to 1945, including more than two years in the South Pacific (Philippines, then-Dutch New Guinea, and Japan).

He was married to Alice Carpenter September 6, 1947 in Ann Arbor. He was a reporter briefly for the Kalamazoo, MI, Gazette, before joining The Detroit News as a feature writer in 1949. He was a member of the public relations staff of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn from 1955 until 1961 when he became a member of the Information Service Office staff at Iowa State University in Ames.

When Jim retired from Iowa State in 1986, he and Alice moved to Fort Collins, CO, for "one last adventure." In retirement, he continued to write for local publications and organizations. A sports enthusiast, he competed several years in the Rocky Mountain Senior Games and enjoyed golf and bowling with Fort Collins seniors.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alice, who died in 2010, and his parents.

He is survived by his son, David and his wife, Cecile, of Boulder and daughter, Carol of Fort Collins.

The family will hold a private memorial observance after cremation is complete.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Western Michigan University Foundation, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-9947, and designated for the Alice Carpenter Warner Scholarship.

Family and friends may send condolences/memories to the family in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W Drake Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526, sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.allnutt.com.

Published in The Coloradoan from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2017


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