GRANADA - A celebration of life service for Arlene J. Warriner, 82, of rural Granada, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont. Burial will be in Horicon Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Truman.
Arlene passed away Thursday morning, April 17, 2014, at her home near Northrop. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the service Monday also at the funeral home.
Arlene June (Barney) Warriner was born June 6, 1931, at home in Eagle Township, near Armstrong, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Lea (Kesler) Barney. She attended a couple different country schools and after her father passed away she graduated from Fairmont High School in 1948. In 1948, she started working at First National Bank in Fairmont as a bookkeeper and secretary. On March 15, 1952, Arlene was united in marriage to Lawrence Warriner at the Methodist Church in Fairmont. In 1954, she stopped working at the bank to raise a family and help Larry on the farm. Arlene was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a great inspiration to her grandchildren and enjoyed helping raise them. She also enjoyed camping every summer with the Adventures Camp Club, quilting and working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was an active worker in the Horicon Church of Christ.
Those who will cherish her memory include her husband of 62 years, Lawrence Warriner of rural Granada; three children, Gary Warriner and his wife, Pamela, of Welcome, Cynthia Drahota of Owatonna, and Kristi Westbrook of Onalaska, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Darren Drahota (Amy), Andrew Drahota (Erin), Joseph Westbrook (Abigail), Sarah, Kyle and Thomas Westbrook, Kaelin Dutton, Nicole Warriner (Jake), Amanda Warriner; five great- grandchildren, Mara, Marisa, Lauren and Cade Drahota, Lukas Westbrook; two sisters, Millie Carlson of Fairmont, and Joyce Grev and her husband, Ells of Concord, N.C.; sister-in-law, Lavonne Kahler of Baxter, Minn.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lea; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Oscar Carlson, Ralph and Fanny Warriner, Eldon and Vernald Warriner, Mildred and Dick Bloome, Marie and Lowell Wood; and nephew, Steven Grev.
Memorials are preferred to the United Hands Hospice or the donor's choice.