Ronald Leslie Warner

Tawas City, Michigan
January 22, 1950 - January 24, 2018


Ron's family will welcome friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas City


Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Buresh Funeral Home

Obituary Notice

Ronald Leslie Warner of Tawas City, Michigan, was surrounded by his children as he took his last breath on January 24, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan, following a brief illness.
Ron was the oldest child of the late Donald Leslie Warner and Donna Mae Bowen, born on January 22, 1950. He graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1968 and was drafted to the United States Army in 1970. Ron served two tours in Vietnam where he served as an MP and he remained a proud veteran every day.
Ron was an involved community member and coached baseball for the Tawas Knothole League, and served the residents of the City of East Tawas as a councilman. Always a performer, Ron took the stage in many plays with the Tawas Bay Players and acted in their first production, Barefoot in the Park, in 1979. Ron was a devoted member of the Tawas Bay Eagles (FOE 2588) where he previously served as a trustee, and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3735.
Ron is survived by his four children, Dominick (Janelle) Warner of Bloomfield Hills, Angela (Matthew) Horning of East Tawas, Christopher Warner of Clawson, and Dianna (Justin) Lutz of Madison Heights; and his nine grandchildren - Jake, Katherine, Austin, Anna, Riley, Penelope, Pete, Claire, and Catherine. He is also survived by his stepmom, Margaret Warner, and his siblings Kenneth Warner, Cindy (Randy) Poland-Rourke, Neil (Debbie) Warner, and Sandra Warner. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends will gather at Buresh Funeral Home located at 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, Michigan, for visitation from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018, which will be followed by a memorial service with Military honors at 11:00 am with longtime friend, Terry Grabow, officiating. Family and friends will then gather at the Tawas Moose Lodge located at 1123 West Lake Street (US-23), Tawas City, Michigan, for a meal and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Veterans Recognition Plaza, PO Box 383, Tawas City, Michigan, 48764; or to Stop Soldier Suicide, An online guest registry is available at


In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Veterans Recognition Plaza, PO Box 383, Tawas City, Michigan, 48764; or to Stop Soldier Suicide,


Ron was a wonderful friend. He will be missed by Dave and I.
— Dave and Colleen Hunt
Heartfelt thoughts are with you all. Ron was one of the most important people in my life. I have missed him.
— Pam Jenkins
Ron gave me my first kiss when I was 13 years old! It was on the cheek but I'll never forget it. You will be missed.
— Joan Harris Roksiewicz
Sincerest sympathy from our whole family
— Mary Peacock
I grew up with Ron and later worked with him. I am saddened to hear of his passing. I wish his family and friends peace and comfort in the memory of a good man.
— Al Cholger
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am confident your Dad and Grandpa's exuberant smile and personality is as welcome in Heaven as it was on earth. Prayers, hugs , and love to each of you!
— Tom and Karen Arnold
Prayers of peace and comfort for family and friends. RIP cousin Ron.
— Vicki Kibby
So sorry to hear that my good friend has passed. May God fill you all with his peace and love. I will miss Ron. Blessings
— Jaime Stewart
Ron was our dearest friend for a long long time, we will miss him every day. He'll always be in our hearts. Rest In Peace dear friend.
— Fred and Jennifer Todd
Ron was not only my eagle brother. But also a fellow Vet. He will be sorely missed
— Greg Hausler
I miss Ron's great sense of humor and infectious laugh. I am just one of the many, many people whose lives were enriched by having known Ron. Rest in peace.
— Jack Landry
Ron and I enjoyed many great times growing up I will miss sharing those with him a good friend and lots of memories RIP Ron my friend I won’t forget
— John crisenbery
I am so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. I have many good memories of high school. Peace and love to his family.
— Mary Michaels
Kindest and heart felt sympathy to Ron's family.
— Laurie Ezo Arnone
Sincerest sympathy and prayers for the entire family.
— Laura Kruse Cassiday
Ron and I shared many a good time. He had a smile that made me wonder what he was up to or maybe it was that look in his eye. He was a good man and friend. RIP Ron, I will see you again!
— Linda Hicks
Very thankful the Lord took you so peacefully, your kids were with you, and that you got to enjoy one more birthday celebration days prior. He is incredibly merciful, Amen.

You were quite the character Ron. Playful, profound and witty…always ready to entertain or challenge. A deep thinker who enjoyed knowledge...if not for the better of discussion sake!

You had a major impact on my life that included much much laughter and vast memories that go back nearly 50 years. So much so, that as I ponder and write down your most memorable characteristics, it differs not much from how I personally hope to be recognized. You have most certainly contributed to who I am and many more…most specifically, your children. Your character lives on through them and grants us the opportunity to see you with each encounter.

I thank you for your service to this country and for fathering four fabulous nieces/nephews for me to torment all the days of my life. May the Lord wrap his arms around all of your family and friends as we celebrate your life forevermore. See ya later brother. Find us a cloud to sit and chat...perhaps I’ll even let you beat me in another game of cribbage.
— Jan Arnold
Heaven just gained its newest angel. RIH my friend!
— Dick Horning
Prayers for your family. I am sorry I never really got to know you and your family. We shared many relatives as you were my cousin. Rest in peace.
— Kate Binder
Sleep well my LOVE
— Mary Johansen
You will be missed. Rip.
— Kari nixon
I remember Ron as a very kind and loving father to his children and one who was always there to support others. He was a blessing to all.
— Marla Gerber
I knew Ron for such a short time, but I will never forget him. Rest in Peace. Exchange student from Denmark, Class of '68.
— Esben Pedersen
I am truly sorry to hear of Ron's passing. My heart goes out to his family & friends. Memories came flooding back of all the weekends spent playing cards, laughing, baby shower parties, sharing stories and enjoying a few beers along the way. The five couples did so much together in those years. Now, Ron has joined Karl and Patty. I like to think they are picking up on the conversation & friendship where we left off. May you rest in peace Ron.
— Dawn Cross
Ron may have left this earth, but the love he had for all his family and friends and all the wonderful and precious memories we have of him will never leave us. Rest in peace with all those who welcome you and save us a spot to catch up when we arrive. We'll miss you Ron!
— Cyndy (Hackborn) Smith
Ron was a friend a fellow classmate and a fellow veteran rest in peace prayers to all
— Dave Cholger
I will Miss looking/seeing you when I go into the club. Avery also. I wish I had gotten you a pic of her with her "Pebbles" ponytail. You and my Dad both passed on the same day. I know you will be looking out for the rest of us, Love Always, Elizabeth and Doug
— Elizabeth Bridges-Clark
I am so sorry for your loss, Ron was one of the BEST friends I will ever have. Growing up together from childhood and into adult hood has been my pleasure. Ron promised me whomever got to Heaven first we would pull the other up. Well Ron looks like this is on you. You are my Forever Friend! I love you and your family forever!! See you soon ole friend!!
— Marti Diamond

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