Rex Warren - September 15, 2012Rex Wayne Warren, 89, of Hampton, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Henderson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at the United Methodist Church in Bradshaw, with burial to follow at Plainfield Cemetery, Bradshaw. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and all day Wednesday at Metz Mortuary, York. The family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922 to Forrest and Ella (Miltner) Warren on the family farm of Bert Warren south of Waco. He had two sisters, Barbara Jean and Nancy.
Rex entered the US Army in January 1943 and served with the 45th Division in WWII. He served in the European Theater and took part in the invasions of Salerno, Anzio, and Southern France. He was discharged in 1945.
Rex married Charlean Howell on November 16, 1952 in Otis, Colo. Three sons, Steven, Rodney, and Philip, were born to this union. They lived in Otis until they moved to Bradshaw, NE in 1954 and farmed for 35 years. They bought an acreage north of Hampton in 1988 and retired there. Rex was a member of the Bradshaw United Methodist Church, VFW Post 1450 of Bradshaw, and a Director of York County Farmers Mutual Insurance for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife Charlean of Hampton; sons, Steven (Kathy) Warren of Bradshaw, Rodney (Dodie) Warren and Philip (Kate) Warren of Omaha; grandchildren, Chastity Warren and Molly Warren both of Lincoln, Abbie (Jonathan) Rempel of Henderson, Mitchell (Breanna) Warren of Omaha, Jenny Warren and fiancé Cody Goertzen of Bradshaw, Jerrold Warren and Sofia Warren of Omaha; great-granddaughter, Sydney Rempel. Also surviving are his sister, Nancy (Ira) Arent of Yorktown, Texas; numerous sisters and brothers-in-law from Colorado; many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.
Rex was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Hazel Warren; sister, Barbara Jean; in-laws, Jake and Ruth Howell; sister-in-law Joyce Howell; and brother-in-law, Wayne Howell.
Memorials may be directed to the Bradshaw United Methodist Church or the Plainfield Cemetery Avenue of Flags.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com.