AURORA -- Russel Albin Warren, 80, died Wednesday (May 14, 2008) at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
He was born Jan. 1, 1928, to Harley and Verda (Skinner) Warren of Giltner. He attended rural schools through grade 8 and then Giltner High School. He was baptized in the Giltner Christian Church. He served in the Navy from July 2, 1945 to July 2, 1946.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ed and Ellis Warren; sister, Glenda Wilson, brothers-in-law, Del Snodgrass, Leonard Wilson and Winston Olson; and sister-in-law, Doris Akerson and her husband, Willis Akerson.
Survivors include his wife, Janice; sons, Gary and wife, Jo Warren of Aurora and Randy and wife, Kasandra Warren of Centennial, Colo.; daughters, Peggy of Chihuahua, Mexico and Cheryl and husband, Craig Christner of McCook; two sisters, Nellie Olson of Hastings and Marjorie Snodgrass of Lincoln; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene Warren of Aurora, Rose Marie Warren of Aurora, Robert and Shirley Reichardt of Arlington, Texas and Russ and Mary Lou Heckel of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Friday, 11 a.m., at the Monroe Evangelical Free Church in Aurora. Burial will be prior to the services with the family at the Aurora Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Memorials are suggested to Gideons International or the Monroe Evangelical Free Church.
Higby-McQuiston Mortuary of Aurora is in charge of arrangements.