W. Warren Weininger, age 96, formerly of County Highway 58, McCutchenville, died at 9:37 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin, surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 10, 1921, in Seneca County in the farm house in which he lived in for 93 years to Welsh Warren and Mae L. (Parks) Weininger. He married Beatrice L. (Palmer) Weininger on March 10, 1945, and she died Sept. 7, 1997.
Surviving are the following children, Charles (Sue) Weininger, Tiffin; David (Lynda) Weininger, rural McCutchenville; Daryl (Mary Ellen) Weininger, Westerville; and Mary Jane (Larry) Klohn, Fremont. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one sister, Phyllis Barth, rural Sycamore. He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Weininger and one sister, Matilda Matsick. Warren graduated from McCutchenville High School in 1939 where he was president of his senior class. Warren won a scholarship from Kroger to attend The Ohio State University enrolling in Animal Husbandry. One of his proudest accomplishments was playing trombone in the OSU Marching Band at the top of the “H” in Script Ohio. Warren left college in 1943 to enroll in the Navy and attained the rank of Ensign.
Warren’s life work was as a farmer and dairyman on the family farm for over 60 years. Besides the hard work and rewarding work of farming he was a life long member of Trinity United Church of Christ in McCutchenville where he held many offices. In addition, he was a member of the former Wyandot Lodge #314 F&A.M. McCutchenville and currently Enterprise Lodge # 579 F&A.M., Sycamore for a combined 70 plus years. He also was treasurer for 25 years for Wyandot Lodge#314 F&A.M., McCutchenville. He also was a member of Carey Chapter 159 RAM, member of Upper Sandusky Council 98 RSM, member of DeMolay Commandry #9 Knights Templar of Tiffin. Warren also was the sexton of Bethel Cemetery for over 30 years and also was treasurer of the McCutchenville Fire Department for several years.
Warren’s hobbies were playing trombone in Creeger’s Band in his earlier life, fishing, playing the harmonica, playing Euchre and eating homemade ice cream.
A memorial service will be held March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ in McCutchenville, with the Rev. Paul Fraser and the Rev. Karen Fraser Moore officiating. Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. prior to the memorial service at the church. A private family burial will held at Bethel Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, McCutchenville, or South Bend Cemetery (Bethel) in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.