THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rev. Warren W. Worden
Issue Date: August 20, 2014
Rev. Warren Westly Worden, 85, of Menominee, Mi., passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 15.
Born May 22, 1929 in Greenwood, to Westly and Neva (Sinclair) Worden, he married Marcia Straughn on Oct. 22, 1948. She preceded him in death on July 23, 1981. He then married Gail Labs on Dec. 25, 1983 at Oconto Gospel Chapel. A graduate of St. Paul Bible College, he pastored churches in Wagner, S.D. and Verndale, Mn., then at the Oconto Gospel Chapel for 25 years, retiring in 1999.
Upon retirement, he served other churches as pulpit supply and served on mission trips with his wife, Gail to England, India, Italy and Mexico. Later in life, he started www.thoughtsfromgrandpasbible.com. He was passionate about his family and involved in his grandchildren 's lives, conducting their baptisms and weddings. A past president of the board of Lake Lundgren Bible Camp, he served as camp pastor, counseled released inmates and was a mentor and encourager. He loved people, always had time to listen and lived for his family and his ministry. He liked working with his hands, refinishing furniture and antiques, enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Gail, of Menominee, Mi.; three sons, Dennis (Gayle), of Atlanta, Ga., Robert (Allison) Labs, of Bozeman, Mt. and Jonathan (Jennifer) Labs, of Stephenson, Mi.; three daughters, Cindy (Rick) Meyers, of Sycamore, Ill., Sherry Jessel, of Shawano and Lisa (Glenn) Ross, of St. Louis, Mo.; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Donald and two brothers, Ken and Bob Worden.
Family received friends at Anderson Kell Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 18 from 4 p.m. until time of a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Faith Baptist Church in Peshtigo from 10 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Archer Leupp officiating. Burial was in Mellen Township Cemetery on Tuesday at 2:30 pm.