Share a special moment from Warren's life.

Dear Warren

Shared by Vanessa Hooker on July 9, 2010

Warren - - I forgive you. And i hope you forgive me as well.


Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's rush,

I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds of circling flight.

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there.

I did not die.


~ Mary Elizabeth Frye


Thank you for Beth's sign. Ment the world to her!!

Slipped Away

Shared by Donna Gravelle on July 8, 2010

Na na, na na na, na na
I miss you, miss you so bad
I don't forget you, oh it's so sad
I hope you can hear me
I remember it clearly

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same

Na na na na na na na

I didn't get around to kiss you
Goodbye on the hand
I wish that I could see you again
I know that I can't

I hope you can hear me cause I remember it clearly

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same

I had my wake up
Won't you wake up
I keep asking why
And I can't take it
It wasn't fake
It happened, you passed by

Now you are gone, now you are gone
There you go, there you go
Somewhere I can't bring you back
Now you are gone, now you are gone
There you go, there you go,
Somewhere your not coming back

The day you slipped away
Was the day i found it won't be the same noo..
The day you slipped away
Was the day that i found it won't be the same oooh...

Na na, na na na, na na
I miss you

My Version of Santa Claus

Shared by Shannon Halsrud on July 7, 2010

As the years have passed we have gotten older and further away from each other but one thing has never changed...that special place in my heart for you. From the beginning when I was a little girl I thought," he has to be Santa Claus!" So loving, compassionate and giving, not to mention those rosy red cheeks. Of course I eventually figured out Warren wasn't Santa Claus, he was just a wonderful man married to my wonderful aunt. They both took me under their wings like they did so many others and gave me something to hold on to.

Watching Melissa one summer was the best experience I can recall. I was pampered, encouraged and even paid. Warren treated me to the 1st butter burger in town(Culver's), Brewer games, the zoo and Friday/Saturday movie night. Not just any movies either-Jean Claude Van Damme movies! We saw all of them that summer! Just some fun memories...I will always cherish. Warren you will be missed greatly- Love you!


A long Road.

Shared by John Menden on July 6, 2010

 It is hard to talk about a man who was loved so much and by so many people. And is gone way way to soon.I was one of many to have been blessed to have known Warren and was very close to him. For a long time I was the one who he told every thing to. And at the time a lot of it i wasn't sure I wanted or should  know and i wondered why would he share so many things with me.It took me a while to get it but soon I realized that he trusted me and he didn't just trust me a little, He trusted me with everything that was dear and close to him. And once i realized that ,I felt so honored that he had me to be honest and loyal to him and he knew he could tell me anything and i would stand by his side and help him through anything and everything.  But soon after that when life took a bad turn for the worse When we lost Joline i realized that  life would never ever be the same again. We were all so lost and confused and words didn't mean a thing cause every one was just so deep in thought of the memories we all had for her and the family. After that Warren and I became even closer and we created a bond and a friendship that i Knew would have lasted forever.  After time went on and i went my own way, away from the family. I always stayed in contact with Big Guy. We would call each other and check in and see what was going on with each other.Every day when i opened my e mail there was always some kind of joke or political statement or pictures or a foreward e mail from something he thought i would want to see. Its things like that that are so small but you don't realize how much it means to you till it stops and realize you will never receive it again. I can go on and on and on but i wont. its not my place anymore. But what i will say is at one point in time Big Guy and I have been through a lot together and i will never forget what a wonderful Husband,Father,"Grandfather" And most of  all FRIEND he was for Abigail and Me. I will never forget his rosie red cheeks and his awesome personality. I love You Big Guy.. and i hope you and Josie are together once again and watching down on all of us!!!!!!!! And to the Family I am praying for all of you and i hope your all together and helping each other through these tough times.

Shared by Stacey Martinez on July 6, 2010

Where do I begin? I cant believe you are gone… You touched my life, Warren. As did Joline. Both of you always believed in me, supported me in everything I did and reminded me of my worth. For that, I thank you. Most of all, I thank you for Melissa. She’s the perfect combination of the two of you. Loving, caring, selfless, intelligent, talented and crazy FUN! As for you, Ill never forget “the hamburger incident” and how you told that story every time I saw you, no matter where we were! Ill never forget the time you took me on a “business lunch” you pulled around on your bike on a sunny summer day and we rode to Mongolian BBQ and took the scenic route back. Ill never forget that every time you introduced me to someone new, you were sure to tell them that you came to one of my dance shows and that I was such a great dancer. You bragged about me like I was your own! Ill never forget those big hugs and rosy cheeks. You will be missed. You and Joline are together again. I know the two of you will watch over Melissa and take care of her. Rest in peace. When I do dance again… the first one is for you…. Luv, Stace.

Shared by Sara Gaffney on July 6, 2010

Where to start.  So many memories constantly rushing through my mind.  I have never had an uncle like Warren.  He was so much more to me than that, he was my second father who showed me his unconditional love just like my own dad does.  I am so thankful I got to live with him and Joline.  And after Joline passed away, Warren and I became even closer.  He helped me through a dark time in my life and helped me pull through it. Without him or Melissa  I would have stayed in a bad situation.  Both of them showed so much love and support.  I regret not being able to show mine constantly through the last year.  I remember coming home from work and making dinner together with him, staying up late night talking about his feelings about Joline, Melissa, and Korrin. I remember even getting him to go to the gym with me because he knew he needed to be around for a long long time to support his girls, myself included. Warren had so many people he touched in life, everyone that I knew Lube Job, and V included, he talked about with so much compassion like we were all his own.  Oh goodness this is just unbelievable to have to comprehend.  He would want us to all keep trying and never give up, because in the end, Warren never gave up.  And I won't give up my family and friends.  I love you Uncle Warren, and will always remember our fine dining and wining :) I will promise to not be stubborn anymore like we talked about at Easter. Give Joline a hug for me, and please watch over us all. I love you!!! Sara Marie

Shared by Vanessa Benning on July 6, 2010


Warren was always special to me. He has been a special part of my family for 22 years now. I remember that day when we all first got together. Melissa and i had planned at pre-school to have our dads meet so we could have play dates together. We arranged to meet at a certain mc donalds at a certain time. When the time came i showed up with my dad and then through the people i saw melissa sitting there waiting with her dad. After that it was all down hill, and our families would be tied together forever... Being neighbors has always been a pleasure for me, not only were melissa and i friends for all those years but i looked up to and respected warren and josie like my own parents. Warren never treated me like a friend, or neighbor, he treated me like one of his daughters. He was there for me to pick me up in hard times, he was encouraging, he nurtured and watched my darling boo boo, always told me how beautiful i was, and made sure to make me laugh constantly.  He was the kind of man who always had open arms to anyone in need let it be a place to stay, a helping hand, or even just a hug with a smile. I will never forget how he took in my mother and I in on holidays and made sure we understood that we had another family right across the street. The man could cook, and he loved to have all his loved ones around to eat it all. I must say warren i will forever miss your lobster birthday sit downs... I can not tell you why god chose to take the two most exceptional people int he world, but i can tell you why he placed them here to begin with. To make an impact on all the lives they came across, to put smiles on everyones faces, to instill confidence, to show how to share, to show how to give, to show how to live life to the fullest and not take one single moment for grantit. I know i can say for sure that he changed my life in so many ways, and will never be forgotten. I love you big guy...






Shared by Robin Helm on July 5, 2010

Oh Katie. You made me cry so hard. Thanks to all who share stories like this. They are the HEART of carrying on Warren's memory. I love you all. For I know, anyone Warren knew and loved, was an amazing person.

Lueb Jobs Last Shout Out

Shared by Katie Luebke on July 5, 2010

For all of those who spent any time with me and Warren when we were together you are definately familiar with his greeting to me which was screaming Lueb Job on the top of his lungs (no matter which public venue).  This was also always his greeting on my voicemail, no more, no less.  Him and Jolene created this nickname for me and said I was "always greasing someones wheels" or scheming something up with Melissa.  I don't think everyone knew the meaning behind this greeting but I can tell you what it was to me.  Warren was always sure to remind me of how smart I was and the great things I am capable of.  He was always sure to talk about the old days when he coached our softball and to remind me how good I was.  He was always sure to tell me that I was somebody special and there was no one like me.  He definately was always sure to laugh histerically at my mistakes but never let them define me.  He was always sure to remind me I was "the son he never had" when I found my place hanging with guys while the girls were off doing things I was far to impatient for or disinterested in.  He was always sure to accept me for exactly who I was and let me know he was proud.   Although most people just heard Warren screaming Lueb Job I heard so much more. .  It was his way of encouraging me to be exactly who I am.  As Warren is laid to rest so is this nick name but  when I face tough decisions or begin to doubt myself, In my heart I can hear him with those bright red cheecks screaming Lueb Job and reminding me I am all of those things and not to take myself so seriously.  Melissa I thank you for sharing your parents with us.  We are all forever changed because of them.


Lueb Job


Shared by Donna Gravelle on July 4, 2010

I have never met a more caring, loving, accepting, generous  person and could not have asked for a better father in-law for my son. When my son entered that family...he made all of Jared's family his, took us all as family.   We will miss him dearly. Forever in our hearts.

Shared by Robin Helm on July 3, 2010

Warren was one of the most fun loving men I have ever known. When my father and I met him in 1990-1991, he and his wife, Joline, welcomed us into the neighborhood and they became the kind of friends that became family overnight. I admiringly will remember all of his hard work and dedication to his business, wife, daughters and friends. Warren was the kind of man who would give the shirt off of his back and the last dime in his pocket. I will never forget all of the late night sleepovers he put up with, lol, and how he willingly spoiled us girls rotten. He was always outnumbered by us girls and without complaint. His homemade mashed potatoes were to die for, and to be expected and Warren always came through. My breakfasts seem inadequate in comparison to his "animal pancakes" with overdose loads of sprinkles and candy toppings. And yes, you had to guess what your animal was before he would let you eat your breakfast. I would CRY and he would laugh. I'm so thankful for the memories that you leave me with now Warren, thank you. Making it home to see Warren walk Melissa down that aisle was priceless and I am so glad I was able to be there to see him one last time. It's hard accepting that you're gone but I take comfort in knowing that you and Joline are laughing again. <3 Robin

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