Obit: Berry, Warner (1909 – 1966)

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Berry, Thums, Riplinger, Opitz, Brehm

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/10/1966

------ Berry, Warner (18 OCT 1909 – 05 FEB 1966)

Warner Berry, 56, died Saturday at Owen where he had been hospitalized for more than a year.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church at Loyal with the Rev. Paul Doering officiating.  Burial was made in the Loyal cemetery.

Mr. Berry was born at Abbotsford Oct. 18, 1909, and was educated in the Abbotsford schools.  After being graduated from the Abbotsford high school in 1926 he attended the Wisconsin state university at Stevens Point and completed a three year course of training for high school teachers in June, 1929.  In 1937, he received a bachelor of science degree and in 1950 received a master’s degree in school administration and supervision.

In 1929 he went to Loyal and taught grades seven and eight and two years later joined the high school teaching staff.  In 1947 he became supervising principal of the Loyal school system.  Extensive school improvements were made during his administration and plans for the new Loyal high school department were underway when ill health forced his retirement.

His marriage to Marcella Thums took place at Loyal in 1934.

He is survived by his wife, a son, William, who is a student at the Wisconsin state university, Stevens Point, and a daughter, Ann, at home.  He also has three sisters, Mrs. Ben Riplinger, Loves’ Park, Ill., Mrs. Joseph Opitz, Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Allen Brehm, Griffith, Ind.           



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