Wayne Warnock, 94, of rural Merrill, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at his home near Merrill.
Wayne Woodrow Warnock was born Dec. 21, 1912, on the family farm near Merrill, the son of Eugene and Nellie (Potter) Warnock. He attended country school prior to graduating from Merrill High School. He later attended Western Union (Westmar) College in Le Mars. Wayne and Dorothy (Schulz) were married on Dec. 28, 1940, in Merrill. The couple farmed near Hinton, for five years before returning to the family farm near Merrill. Wayne and Dorothy raised dairy cattle until 1979, later switching to stock cows.
Wayne was a member of the United Methodist Church in Merrill and served in many capacities. He was also a member of many milk producing associations including the Sioux City Milk Producers and the Mid-American Milk Producers. He also belonged to many cattlemen's associations including the American Angus Association, Iowa Cattlemen's Association and the Plymouth County Cattlemen's Association. He was also a member of Farm Bureau for more than 50 years.
Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy of rural Merrill; a son, Dr. Gary Warnock and his wife Jane of Laytonville, Md.; grandchildren Eric Warnock of Bethesda, Md., Emily Morris and her husband Chris of Woodbine, Md., and Ensign Alicia Warnock and her husband Pierre Beauregard of Portsmouth, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Laverna and Gladys, and brothers Don, Merle and Oliver.
Funeral services will take place at 2: p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Merrill. The Rev. Ted Stowers will officiate. Family graveside service will take place prior to the funeral at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today (Friday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service set for 7p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.
Memorial may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com