Warren David Walmer, 87, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Mason Health and Rehab of Warsaw.
He was born on April 30, 1927, in Marion, Ind., to John Henry Walmer and Mary Ketuarh (McClintock) Painter Walmer. He was the president of his senior class and graduated from LaFontaine High School in 1945. He attended Manchester College and was a member of the Manchester College Band. On June 8, 1947, he was married to Josephine Clupper of Wabash who survives in Winona Lake.
He was named Warren for his grandfather Warren Bay McClintock and David for his grandfather David Allen Walmer. After retiring from Walmer Supply in 1987 he became a United Methodist Licensed Pastor by completing a 5-year course of study through Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary. He lived a full life and was able to travel the United States from coast to coast, Canada, Israel, Greece, Egypt, Mexico, the Islands of the Bahamas, Hawaii, Jamaica, Portugal, South America, Great Britain and Europe. But most of all he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife; children: James (Carolyn), Robert (Becky) and Sharon (Timothy Wilson); 10 grandchildren: Ryan (Amy) Walmer, Mahomet, Ill.; Christian (Barbie) Walmer, Woodstock, Ga.; Jonathan (Amy) Walmer, Angola, Ind.); Geoffrey (Karli) Walmer, Syracuse, Ind.; Rob Walmer, San Francisco, Calif.; Nicholas Walmer, Portland, Oregon; Grant Walmer, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Stephanie (Thomas) Boyd, Warsaw, Ind.; Craig (Erica) Wilson, Plymouth, Ind.; Sarah (Travis) Kempton, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 15 great-grandchildren: Ethan, Andrew, Kyle, Paige, Dawson, Grace, Loryn, Makenzie, Jaxon, Reagan, Caden and Owen Walmer; Justin Boyd; and Jaden and Tyler Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. His funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home of Warsaw and officiated by Pastor Gale Janofski. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery, LaFontaine, Ind.
Memorial donations may be directed to The Gideons International, Memorial Bible Chairman, P.O. Box 766, Winona Lake, IN 46590-0766; Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707-3392; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 and would be appreciated by his family.