Warren W. Monson, Jr.April 28, 1937 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 82)
Funeral Services for Warren W. Monson, Jr, 82, Norfolk, will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Randy Rasmussen will officiate. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Military honors conducted by the National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Friday at the church. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Warren passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 of heart failure at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Warren was born April 28, 1937 in Wausa, Nebraska to his parents Wilmer Sr. and Elvera (Ekman) Monson. He was baptized in the Mission Covenant Church and later confirmed at Tabor Lutheran Church in Wausa. He attended Bunker Hill Country School and graduated from Wausa High School in 1954. Warren served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 and was stationed in Vicenza, Italy until his discharge in November 1958.
On April 6, 1963, Warren married Patricia Baker at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Omaha and was blessed with 2 daughters and one son. He farmed in Wausa until moving to Norfolk in 1969 where he worked as a commercial transport driver for Farmland Industries and Wynne Transport for 32 years until his retirement. He was a long-time member of the Elks Lodge and American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, untangling kid’s fishing lines, and could always be counted on for a well-timed joke.
He is survived by his wife, Patti, of 54 years, daughters Connie (Rick) Steward of Leesburg, VA, and Kim (Mark) McClintic of Bloomington, IL, four grandchildren Eric (Jen) Steward of Tucson, AZ, Nicole (Tony) Owens of Lebanon, IN, Jake (Jenny) Cross of West Des Moines IA, and McKale (Alex) Jefferson of St. Louis, MO, two great-granddaughters, and a sister Florence Peters.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Marty Warren, and a sister Beverly Elsberry.
He is also survived by many Swedish friends in Wausa, his VFW coffee crew in Norfolk, his fishing buddies in South Omaha, and his special friends at Church.