Friday, May 9, 2008

Grandpa Warren

Warren E. Ade was born October 27, 1923 south of Gypsum, KS. He was the oldest child of Christ and Ruth Ade. He has one sister, Dorothy Folmnsbee of McPherson, and one brother, Donald Ade of rural Gypsum. In 1943, Warren joined the United States Navy. He served three years and was a veteran of World War II.

Warren married Marcia Forsberg on November 13, 1943. In the spring of 1947, Warren and Marcia moved to their current home and have resided there since. Warren was a lifelong member of Temple Church. It was a rare Sunday that he wasn't present, missing only for health, weather or the great-grandkids.

James Warren, a son, and Judith Ann, a daughter were born to Warren and Marcia. Jim died December 24, 1964. Judy married Gary Long in 1967 and Warren was a proud Grandpa to their three daughters Denise, Carol and Diane.

Besides his service in the Navy, Warren farmed on his family farm and eventually began farming his land. Warren took great pride in his profession. He was always willing to take someone out to check the crops.

Warren greatly enjoyed the many helpers who participated in wheat harvest. The helpers never had to worry about lacking for instruction from Grandpa. Warren loved having his granddaughters and two of his great-grandkids ride with him during harvest. All three granddaughters have vivid memories of Grandpa taking them to the co-op for a pop or riding along to the pasture, amazing them by always knowing each cow and calf and their date of birth.

Warren lived his life to the fullest and loved to tease those he loved most. He recently instituted a new rule at his home: No time-out chairs for his great-grandkids. He was sure proud of those six great-grandchildren: Taylor, Caleb, Isaac, Jorden, Leah and Tara.

Warren will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him. But, he left a legacy for his family in his dedication to his wife of almost 65 years, his love of the land and his steadfast faith.

2 comments:

Kelli said...

SO sorry to hear about your Grandpa. It sounds like you have a lot of great memories.

Sara said...

Sorry to hear about your Gpa. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.