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
Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas City
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Buresh Funeral Home
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, https://stopsoldiersuicide.org. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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, https://stopsoldiersuicide.org.