Wendell W. Warner Sr., 76, Hays, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.
He was born March 7, 1939, in Saint Francis, to Wilbur and Mildred Warner. He was a graduate of Saint Francis High School.
He worked for Southwestern Bell/AT&T for over 37 years and was a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Army after serving for 21 years as a reservist.
He was a member of the Trap and Gun Powder Clubs in Hays.
He enjoyed what the outdoors had to offer. He was an avid fly fisherman who tied his own flies and handcrafted the poles not only for himself, but also for his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting with both his bow and rifle, tinkering in his garage and spent countless hours on his scrimshaw, leather, and woodwork.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Patricia Brungardt Warner; his two children, Venus Warner and her partner, Jan Felker, and Huston Warner and wife, Lisa, Colorado; his wife’s three children, Beth Komarek and husband, Shane, Salina, Phil Brungardt, and wife, Gwen, Kansas City, and Amy Otto and husband, Charles, Atlanta; eight grandchildren, Brian, Wade, Randy, and Brady Warner, Samantha Steffen, Katelyn and Nathan Komarek, and Alexandra and Cole Otto; and two great-grandsons, Maverick Warner and Jackson Steffen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Wendell Wayne.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays, with military honors provided by the Hays Veteran of Foreign Wars Honor Guard; private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Family will be present from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hays Medical Center.
Brock’s Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.