FORT WAYNE – Gerald M. Warner age 86 died Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Parkview Regional Hospital, Ft. Wayne.

He was born Feb. 25, 1933 in Payne, Ohio son of the late Carl and Irene (Foust) Warner. He was a US Army veteran, and previously employed by Lord State Detective Bureau, Freuhauf Trailer Manufacturing, and AP Food Service.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Scribner Thomas) Warner; children: Gerald E., Joani, John “Nelson”, Janet, Ruth, Rebecca, Kevin and Kenny; a sister, Joan Sheets; many grandchildren and great grandchildren

He is also preceded in death by a son, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Lehman Cemetery, Payne, with military graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Gideon’s International or Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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