He was born March 2, 1930 to Gustav and Grace (Balogh) Tatter Jr. in Chicago, Ill.
He was a Warsaw resident since 1935. He faithfully served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy aboard the USNS Geiger and USNS Sturgis. He was honorably discharged Dec. 20, 1954, after 3 years and 11 months of service.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Kirkbride on June 6, 1954. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church over 50 years where he served in the choir and on various committees. Music was an important part of his life and he sang for several years in a barbershop quartet and he was a former member of the Chain-O-Lakes Barbershop Chorus. Warren was also active in shooting sports and was an endowment life member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and a member of the Kosko Gun Club shooting trap and skeet in the Winter League. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, gardening.
Active in the Kosciusko County Republican Party, he served as a poll worker and precinct committeeman for several years. He was a Kosciusko County Councilman from 1990 to 1994 for District 3. He served on the Oakwood Cemetery Board of Regents since 1982 where he held the office of president several times. In 2011 he was appointed as the Kosciusko County GOP Man of the Year.
Warren is survived by his wife: Shirley; two sons: Warren Jr. (Debbie) Tatter, Rochester, Ind.; and Brian Tatter, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter: Diane Tatter, Goshen Ind.; three grandchildren: Derek (Maggie) Tatter, Carmel, Ind.; Adam Tatter, Rochester; and Danielle Stewart, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a great-granddaughter: Sabrina Tatter, Carmel; one sister: Millicent (Arnold) Spilly, Carmel; and a brother: Milton (Karen) Tatter, Loveland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson: Christopher Marshall.
Calling hours are scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, and one hour prior to funeral services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw, with Pastor Dave Hummel officiating. Interment will be in the Tatter Family Lot, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
The Warsaw American Legion Post # 49, the Warsaw VFW Post #1126 and the Army Reserve National Guard Detachment will render military Honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Roof Fund, 832 E. Center St., Warsaw IN 46580; or Kosciusko Home Care/Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw IN 46580-1196.