Kenton Dale Warner

Born on March 19, 1943 in Hutchinson, Kansas
Departed on February 1, 2022 in Viera, Florida

Kenton Dale Warner of Viera, Florida passed away at his home on February 1, 2022 at the age of 78.
He was born on March 19, 1943 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Ralph Warner and Vida Mae (Schmidler) Warner of Arlington, Kansas.

Ken was married to Jane M. (Taylor) Warner on October 12, 1968.

Leaving to mourn his passing includes his wife, Jane and son, Jeffery Dale Warner and daughter-in-law, Alyssa Warner, Houston, Texas and five grandchildren, Audra and Laurel Warner, Houston, Texas and Zachary, Elyse, and Gianna Catania, Marlborough, Connecticut.

He was predeceased by their daughter, Heidi Marie Warner. Other relatives include his sister and brother-in-law, Sandra (Warner) and K Lyle Froese, McKinney, Texas. Nieces, Janet Nelson, Deborah Ash, Pamela Marah, Kristi Toulee, nephew Steven Froese; sister-in-law, Peg Marek and brother-in-law Charles Marek.

Ken graduated from Pretty Prairie High School in 1961 and received a full NROTC scholarship to the University of Kansas. Ken was commissioned a Lt. in the US Navy in 1965 and later attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California. His college majors were Ordinance and Chemical Engineering.

Ken was a licensed commercial pilot and president of the Monterey Navy Flying Club. Ken was a member of many professional organizations, president of NFPAA and SAE-A-10. After moving to Florida in 2003, Ken was an avid sailor while sailing his 37 foot sailboat. Living in Florida gave Ken and Jane an opportunity to enjoy numerous ocean cruises.

The immediate family will hold a private ceremony later this year to celebrate his exceptional life.
His PPHS classmates are planning a scholarship fund to benefit a high school senior.

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Peg Marek from Longwood wrote on February 14, 2022:
Chuck and I remember Ken as a caring father to Jeff and Heidi and a devoted husband to my sister, Jane. I have many fond memories of Ken. One in particular was when I visited them in Monterey. Ken was a wonderful host and made sure I enjoyed every moment. One memory stands out the night we sat around a piano bar. Ken was hilarious. I will never forget his laugh. He will be missed.
Peg Marek from Longwood wrote on February 14, 2022:
To Chuck and me, Ken was a caring father to Heidi and Jeff and a devoted husband to my sister, Jane. I have many fond memories of Ken. The one that I remember most was when I visited Jane and Ken when they lived in Monterey. Ken was a terrific host and made sure I enjoyed every moment I was there. Sitting at a piano bar with Jane and Ken was hilarious. I will always remember his laugh the most. He will be missed.
Beverely J Stucky and family from Pretty Prairie, KS 67570 wrote on February 8, 2022:
Praise God for Ken's Life and the lovely Family he had fun and bless him daily. Jane we remember when you were living in KC and you were selling houses . Allen and I stoped when we were in KC for H& R Block meetings. Ken was alway a love in our lives. Bless you and you are in our pray's dayly Bev
Sandra Froese from McKinney, TX wrote on February 7, 2022:
Ken was my younger brother. Growing up on a wheat and dairy farm in South Central Kansas, Ken, our sister Carol Sue (Warner) Brown and I had a carefree childhood taking care of animals, driving a wheat truck and helping in our grandmother’s huge garden. What we appreciated about growing up in a rural area were the summer road trips arranged by our parents to experience and understand that our world was bigger than Pretty Praire, KS. May our memories be a blessing as you Rest In Peace, my precious brother!
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