Harold Warner, age 82 of Madelia, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at the Madelia Community Hospital. Visitation will be at the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel, Thursday October 25, 2012 from 4-7:30 PM and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Service will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Madelia, Friday October 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Penny Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Madelia. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel. You may send family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com
Harold "Shorty" Evans Warner Sr., the son of Sam and Pearl (Evans) Warner was born on July 4, 1930 in Lake Crystal. He was baptized in the Presbyterian faith. Harold was united in marriage to Myrtle Ahern on July 5, 1960 in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. This marriage was blessed with two children, Therese and Harold Jr. Harold worked for the turkey plant, Gopher Concrete and Tony Downs. He enjoyed drinking coffee and socializing at the Triangle Cafe. He loved tending to his lawn, being out at the lake and going for boat rides. Celebrating his birthday was important to him as it was also the 4th of July. He cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Myrtle; daughter, Therese Miller (Tim) Domeier of New Ulm; son, Harold Warner Jr. of Madelia; grandchildren, Jamie (Mary), Brandon (Pam), Eric (fiancé Erin) Michael and Jay; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Inez Spindahl of Madelia, Blodwin (Walter) Nonnemacher of New Ulm, Merle (Joan) Warner of New Prague; brother-in-law, sister-in-law, Marion (Curt) Hanson of Mankato and Albert Ahern of Madelia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Warren, twin brother Howard and Lyle.