5/5/1945 – 3/5/2020
Lee Warner, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away March 5, 2020, at home, surrounded
by his wife and children.
funeral service will be held at St. James Catholic Church (9025 Larimore Ave.)
at 10:30, on Monday, March 9, 2020. Private interment will be at Resurrection
Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska. Visitation will be Sunday, March 8, 2020 from
5:00-7:00 with Vigil Service at 7:00, at Roeder Mortuary (2727 N. 108th St),
with the family present.
was born on May 5, 1945, to Melvin Warner and Mabel Hickox Warner, of Mitchell,
Nebraska. He grew up on a farm in the area, and attended school at Mitchell
Public Schools, graduating in 1963. He attended the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, earning a BS in Vocational Agriculture in 1968. Jerry married
Barbara Koos on June 3, 1967, in Assumption, Nebraska. They raised a family of
three in Nebraska, California, Kansas, New York, and Ohio, before finally
settling in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for Precision Industries/DXP for 25
years, until he retired.
though Jerry only taught school for a few years, he was a natural educator and
had a passion for sharing information and experiences, whether it was
instructing new gardeners as a Master Gardener, coaching his children and
grandchildren, or mentoring other winemakers. He was an outdoorsman from a very
young age, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. Jerry took great pride in
his work, and often took on DIY projects. He was a definitive jack of all
trades. Although life took a different turn, Jerry always wanted to return to
farming. Every summer his flower and vegetable gardens were amazing, and in his
later years, he was recognized as a Master Gardener.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Barbara, his daughter Saille Kristine Warner Norton and her husband Scott, of Washougal, Washington, his daughter Kate Dietrich and husband Gary, of Omaha, son Jeremy Warner and wife Jennifer, of Reno, Nevada, and six grandchildren, Brennan and Nate Hron, Sydney Dietrich, Connor, Finn, and Maeve Norton, and his dog, Sam. The family asks in lieu of flowers to send memorials to St. James Catholic Church Gardening Group and the Knights of Columbus.
Visitation Sunday (3/8/20) 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Vigil Service 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Monday (3/9/20) 10:30 AM at St. James Catholic Church 9025 Larimore Ave. Omaha, NE. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE 402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com