|Allen Warne, 88|
|Written by TRF Times|
Grygla - Allen “Jack” Warne, 88, of Grygla died on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla, with Rev. Mary Gilthvedt officiating. Casket bearers include Lynn Stenvik, Scott Stenvik, Bradley Stenvik, Randy Stenvik, Arlen Stenvik, Dion Warne, Stacey Warne, Kent Warne, Rick Warne, Kevin Warne, Kristi Warne, Justin Cox and Jessica Cox. Interment will be held at the Valle Cemetery at Grygla.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls and also one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Allen Jay Warne was born May 27, 1917 at Grygla, the son of the late Jesse and Mabel (Standish) Warne. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla.
Allen attended country school in the Grygla and Gatzke area and at the age of 12 moved to Indiana where they lived until returning to Grygla in 1934. He played baseball for the Grygla baseball team for many years. He played third base and center field.
Allen met the love of his life at a dance in Fourtown and on November 12, 1939 he was united in marriage to Penelope Elizabeth Rogers near Fourtown. The couple made their home near Grygla then to Northwood Township where they had a small crop and dairy farm from 1944 to 1980. They retired and moved west of Grygla where they have lived since.
Allen and Penelope enjoyed dancing and were married for 65 years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, talking, harmonica, guitar, and playing cards with his friends. He received the Dairyman’s Award and the Soil Conservation Award.
He is survived by his wife Penelope of Grygla; four children, Lorraine (Norman) Stenvik of Goodridge, Darrel (Sophie) Warne of Badger, Lowell (Jean) Warne of Grygla and Debbie (Ralph) Cox of Menahga; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Irene Tollefson of Minneapolis.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Gilbert, Delos, Ray and Robert; twin sister, Alice Nordby; and one grandson. A00003B2005JN08