STRATTON -- Warren A. "Mike" League, 81, of Stratton, died Friday (May 6, 2005) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.
He was born November 19, 1923, at Haigler, to Ray Edwin and Anna S. (Hawkinson) League. The family moved to their farm south of Stratton. He attended country school near his home and helped with work on the farm until he entered into the U.S. Army where he served his country in Germany during World War II.
Upon receiving his medical discharge, Mike returned to the Stratton area.
On Sept. 18, 1964, he married Shirley Ann Coleman at Danbury. The couple made their home in Stratton where they raised their family.
He was employed with Miller Weeder, and at Stratton Schools where he served as a janitor. He worked as a night watchman at Miller Manufacturing until the plant closed, and then went into business for himself, mowing and landscaping yards throughout the area. He served as caretaker of Rose Hill Cemetery for more than 23 years.
He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was also a past member of the Stratton Volunteer Fire Department where he served as fire chief for many years. He was later given the title of Honorary Fire Chief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Anna League; and three brother, Vearl, Everett, and Richard.
Survivors include wife Shirley League of Stratton; four sons, Raymond Dorothy and wife, Pam of Atwood, Ron Dorothy and wife, Tami of Wymore, Doug League and wife, Denise of Stratton, Brad League and wife Jill of Valley; one daughter, Carol Huffman and husband, Ken of Wichita, Kan.; seven brothers, including his twin brother, Evan League of Westminster, Colo., Bob League and wife, Marie of Porterville, Calif., Howard League and wife, Irene of Stratton, Kenneth League and wife Marcella of Brownwood, Texas, Marian "Buck" League and wife, Betty of Whittier, Colo., twin brothers, Raymond League and wife, Norma of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Roy League and wife, Ila of Stratton; two sisters, Eileen Freed and husband, Merle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Delores Campbell and husband, Dick of Longmont, Colo.; sister-in-law, Arlene League of Trenton; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Christian Union Church in Stratton with the Reverend Steve Kellett and Roger Munson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow services at Rose Hill Cemetery near Stratton.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Stratton.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton is in charge of arrangements.