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Wayne E. Warmbier 1922-2011

May 10, 2011

ALGONA — Funeral service for Wayne E.Warmbier of Algona was Monday, May 9, at the First Lutheran Church in Algona. Pastor Marsha Smith officiated.

Burial was in the LuVerne Cemetery at LuVerne. Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona was in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Edward Warmbier was born Aug. 30, 1922, at LuVerne to Herman and Mary (Gronbach) Warmbier. He attended Sherman Township School. He and his brother, Donald, rented 40 acres of farmland and formed a partnership in 1950. Wayne continued farming the home place for many years and continued to help his son, Terry, on the farm after retiring.

On Feb. 24, 1949, Wayne and Donna Mae Zentner were married at Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne. Wayne and Donna moved off the farm into LuVerne in 1983 where they enjoyed spending time with friends and creating crafts together. Donna died on Dec. 23, 1994.

On April 4, 1998, Wayne and Evelyn (Pinkele)?Schipull were married at the First Lutheran Church in Algona. Wayne then moved to Algona. He became a resident of the Algona Manor Care Center in January 2010 and died there on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the age of 88.

Through the years, Wayne enjoyed farming, traveling, woodworking, gardening, fishing, reading, dancing and playing lots of cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis and Chips Off the Old Block woodworking club in Algona. He had numerous volunteer experiences, including: RSVP, Hospice (LuVerne area), Kossuth Regional Health Center, Kossuth County Extension?Office, the ASC office, farm safety program at the Kossuth County fair grounds, the Water’s Edge Nature Center packing trees to be given to area third graders, and delivering Meals on Wheels. Wayne was a trustee for many years at Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne before transferring his membership to First Lutheran Church in Algona.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of Algona; son, Terry and wife Carol Warmbier of LuVerne, two grandchildren, Hannah Mary and Austin Wayne of LuVerne; five step-children, Michael and wife Lea Schipull of Emmetsburg, Duane and wife Cheryl Schipull of Davenport, Elaine and husband David Sidles of Emmetsburg, Merle Schipull of Algona, Craig Schipull of Emmetsburg, four step-grandchildren, Robert and Jenna Schipull of Overland Park, KS, David Schipull of Bettendorf, Alan and Heidi Vaughn and children Reilin and Avery of Sandy,?OR, and Andrew and Natalie Vaughn and son Carter of Peoria, IL.

Also surviving are three sisters, Arlene Warmbier of Altoona, Maxine Goetsch of Altoona and JoAnn and husband Charles Schafer of Heber Springs, AR, sister-in-law Marilyn and husband Al Hippen; and many nieces and nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Donna; infant daughter Vickie in 1950; brother Donald and wife Gwen Warmbier; brother-in-law Dale Goetsch, and brother-in-law Dale and wife Marilyn Zentner.