Obituary for Andy Warber

Andy Warber

Birth Date: Mar. 12th, 1921
Date Passed: Mar. 22nd, 2011

Obituary

Andy Warber age 89 of Ravenna died, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at his residence. Andy was born on May 12, 1921 in Grand Haven, Michigan to the late Alex and Lena (Schippers) Warber. Andy served in the United States Army during WWII. He married Betty Jean Holman on August 23, 1949 in Ravenna, Michigan. He was a member of the American Legion for 65 years and a member of St. Catherines Mens Club. Andy was a great sports enthusiast: Ravenna Pony League Champion Coach 1968, avid golfer (7 witnessed holes-in-one), and die hard Ravenna HS Bulldog football fan. Andy’s three proudest accomplishments include playing on two Army championship football teams during WWII, winning the “Wildcat Golf Tournament” at age 80, and graduating from High School at age 72. But his proudest accomplishment and devotion was to God and his family, the true center of his life. Andy is survived by his wife of 61years Betty J. Warber of Ravenna. 2 Sons: Andrew and Pamela Warber of Grandville and John and Janet Warber of Mt. Pleasant. 2 Daughters: Connie and Dan VanOeffelen of Coopersville and Mary Ann and Rick Callison of Fremont. 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. 1 Sister: Sadie Francisco of Grandville. Andy was preceded in death in addition to his parents by: 8 Brothers and 4 Sisters. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated on Friday, March 25, 2011 at St. Catherines Catholic Church at 10:30am with Father Fred Brucker celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery with the Members of the Ravenna American Legion Post performing Military Honors. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends and again on Friday at 9:30am at the church. The rosary will be prayed on Thursday at 8:00pm. Memorials may be directed to: St. Catherines Endowment Fund or Right to Life. Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

Visitation

6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Mar. 24th, 2011 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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Service

10:30am on Mar. 25th, 2011 at St. Catherines Catholic Church
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Burial

11:30am on Mar. 25th, 2011 at
St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery
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