Eunice Warner, 85, of Brownton
Thursday, March 02, 2017 8:29 AM
Eunice Warner, 85, of Brownton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Eunice Margie Warner was born on Feb. 23, 1931, at Detroit Lakes, the daughter of Henry and Nellie Larson of Lake Park. She was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed as a youth, both at Eksjo Lutheran Church in Lake Park. Eunice was educated at a Becker County rural school and graduated from Lake Park High School, Class of 1948.
At the age of 8, she had her own radio program and played the piano and sang to her own accompaniment on KVOX Moorhead. Eunice had perfect pitch and the ability to transpose music “on the fly.”
A 1951 graduate of Moorhead State Teachers College, she was soprano soloist in the college choir, appeared in college plays, and was a homecoming attendant.
Following a year as vocal music teacher at Wadena, in 1952, she married Charles H. Warner of Aitkin. They lived in Princeton until purchasing the Brownton Bulletin newspaper in December 1953.
While in Princeton, Eunice taught private piano and voice lessons and was an organist and choir director at the Congregational Church.
Eunice taught private piano lessons for over 70 years and was church organist for over 50 years
At Wadena, Brownton, Glencoe and Stewart, she accompanied instrumental and vocal musicians in district and state-region competition. She taught vocal music at Stewart and Brownton.
Survivors include her husband, Chuck; children, Charlie of Canton, Mary Kobilka of Apopka, Fla., Beth Fleahman of Bemidji and Kay Wilson of Glencoe and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Sue Anne, in December 1962; her parents; a brother, H. Russel Larson; a sister, Doris Nelson; and special son, Glenn Klitzke of Huron, S.D.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Congregational Church in Brownton with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Brownton.
The Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hantge.com.