David Sergeant Warner

  • Born: November 14, 1938
  • Died: July 1, 2020
  • Location: Hickory Corners, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

David S. Warner of Hickory Corners, MI

David Sergeant Warner, age 81, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in the arms of his loving wife, Beverly.

He was born November 14, 1938 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Jerome and Elizabeth (Sergeant) Warner. David grew up in the Kalamazoo, and spent summers at Gull Lake since 1948. He married the former, Beverly Jean Fender on December 28, 1960 at the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, who survives him.

He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and Beloit (WI) College. David was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, where he lettered in football and track. Following college, he served his Country honorably and nobly in the United States Marine Corps, where he attended Officers Candidates School in Quantico, VA. David spent 48 years in management positions with the Paper Industry in Kalamazoo and Chicago, IL.

In addition to his wife, also surviving is a sister, Jerrie Ann Hilbert of Kalamazoo; a sister-in-law, Maria Warner Gesmundo of Delton, MI; special cousins, John Dykhouse of New Jersey, Elizabeth Dykhouse of Gull Lake and Mary Eleanor Farrar of New York; nephews, Andrew Warner of Lake Leelanau, MI and Russell Fender of Kalamazoo; nieces, Kristin Warner and Karen Smith, both of Kalamazoo. David was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Deborah Elizabeth Warner on February 26, 2002; a brother, Andrew in 1990; his parents; cousin, Tom Warner and brother-in-law, J. Mike Hilbert.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held in Yorkville Cemetery, Ross Township. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 24th at Noon at the Yorkville Community Church, 11523 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083, where David and his wife, Beverly, attended and with the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard bestowing military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David's honor may be directed to Yorkville Community Church, See Address Above; the Kalamazoo County Humane Society, 4239 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 or an organization of your choice. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

BEV - how sorry Kay and I are to learn of David's passing. I was just having to call to try to talk again. We should have never put it off. He was our REAL BEST MAN to our memories of the past. May God bless your memories. Best of everything to you.

Posted by Charles Ellickson - Bloomington, MN - Friend   September 24, 2020

Bev, so sorry to have (just now) learned of your loss. Dave was a solid guy and, although we only infrequently communicated, I will miss knowing that I still had a friend in Michigan.
Wishing you all the best for the future,
Tom Becker

Posted by THOMAS BECKER - DENVER, NC   July 26, 2020

Bev, all I can say is God bless and peace be with you. He loved you so much and he reminded me of my father. Prayers.

Posted by David Kuechel - Sahuarita, AZ - Friend   January 01, 2020

Bev, we are so sorry to hear about Dave. We had so many shared experiences during the time Dave & I worked for Simpson. He will be greatly missed by all his friends.

Posted by Jack Page - Vicksburg, MI   December 24, 2019

Bev,we were so sorry to hear about David. The 4 of us had so many great experiences during the days Dave and I worked at Simpson and our trips to SF. Dave will be greatly missed by all his friends.

Posted by Jack Page - Vicksburg, MI   December 24, 2019

Bev - sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. I always enjoyed talking with at our get-to-gathering. The two of you were a great couple

Posted by Robert Miles - Otsego, MI - Friend   December 22, 2019