Aaron K. Warren, 76Published 12:18pm Thursday, May 16, 2013
Born: June 30, 1936
Died: May 15, 2013
Aaron K. Warren, M.D., 76, of Vandalia, died peacefully Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in his residence in the presence of his family.
Aaron was born June 30, 1936 in Pulaski, Tennessee to Leonard and Bessie (Hill) Warren.
He married Margaret Jane Fites Aug. 18, 1957 in Greensburg, Ohio. She survives. He served 24.5 years in both the Michigan and Ohio Army National Guards from 1964 until 1989. He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant, Medical Corps officer – retired as a Brigadier General, commanding the 112th Medical Brigade (Ohio Army National Guard). He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Zoe Scout Hadfield.
Dr. Warren was always active in the community and his church. He practiced medicine in the Cassopolis (Cass Clinic) and Niles (Pawating – Lakeland Hospital) area communities for approximately 32 years (1964 to 1996), specializing in family practice and emergency room medicine. He started the Emergency Department at Pawating Hospital in the early 1970s and served as Chief of Staff. He was the physician for the Cass County Medical Care Facility for approximately 30 years and served as the Cass County Medical Examiner.
“Doc” Warren grew up on a dairy farm in Tennessee and raised Christmas trees and buffalo in Cass County for over twenty years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snow-mobiling, and traveling. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren (especially eating popsicles and ice cream).
Doc will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of over fifty-five years, Margaret “Peggy” (Fites) Warren of Vandalia; two daughters, Diane (Ken) Rau of Hamilton, Debra (S. Derek) Hadfield of Albion; one son, Dwaine (Cindy) Warren of Jones; five grandchildren, Ken Rau, Peter Rau, Sarah Warren, Samuel Warren, Zane Hadfield.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis and on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. in First Church of God, 21083 Spencer Road, Cassopolis, with the Reverends Dan Conley, James Sparks, and David Perry officiating.
The family prefers memorial contributions to the Building Fund of the First Church of God, 21083 Spencer Road, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031or World Vision, Post Office Box 70359, Tacoma, Washington 98481- 0359, (worldvisiongifts.org) with emphasis on Medical, Education and Feed the Children funds.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.