Ronnie D. Warren, 78, rural Wabash, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1941, in Wabash, to Lawrence A. and Alice Mae (Perry) Warren.
Ronnie worked as a machinist at Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo for 27 years retiring in 2005. He was a US Army veteran. Ronnie was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Wabash and served on the church board of directors. He enjoyed serving the Lord. Ronnie also enjoyed buying and remodeling old homes.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda M. Warren, two sons, Ronnie Warren, Jr., and Donald (Carolyn) Jones, all of Wabash, eight grandchildren, Nicole Staley of Fort Wayne, Danielle Trout of North Carolina, Ashley (Joshua) Holley, Ronald J. Jones, Trenton (Kimberly) Jones, and Katelyn Jones, all of Wabash, Brian Warren of Illinois, and Matthew (Wendy) Warren of Fort Wayne, 11 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Donna Culver and Marilyn McClain, both of Wabash, and sister-in-law, Becky Warren, of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Rita Shoemaker, son, Ronald Jones, and brother, Larry Warren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Rick Harrison officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Grace Fellowship Church