Kenton Dale Warner
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.