Aug. 29, 1935-Nov. 12, 2018
John D. Warrender, 83, of Greeley, Colorado, lost his hard-fought battle with Parkinson's, and passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Pathways Hospice in Loveland, Colorado.
Life Celebration Services were held at First Congregational Church, 2101 16th St., in Greeley, Colorado, on Monday, Nov. 19. Inurnment will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to "Pathways Hospice" or "AOPA Foundation" for a flight training scholarship, in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.
John was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Cherokee, Iowa, to Delgarno and Lois (Hind) Warrender. He graduated from Quimby High School in Quimby, Iowa, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-58. On Oct. 5, 1978, he married Nancy M. Hefti in Las Vegas. John worked as a corporate pilot for Monfort's in Greeley, the Colorado Rockies, and finished his career with Cervi Cattle Company. He was also a flight instructor for 50 plus years.
Some of his hobbies included traveling here in the U.S. and abroad, motor-homing, flying for leisure, and attending many "Fly-Ins" whenever he could, flying and supporting the radio control airplanes hobby. Sundays found John watching the Denver Broncos in the fall, and whenever he could, he loved to attend Colorado Rockies baseball games, and most of all, he enjoyed time with family.
John was a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association for 50 plus years, Love Air, Aims Aviation Advisory Board, the Family Motor Coach Association, and numerous other organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Greeley, Colorado; children: Doreen Warrender of Evans, Colorado, Dave (Vicki) Warrender of Johnstown, Colorado, Dan (Sally) Warrender of Grand Island, Stacy (Mark) Guerrero of Greeley, Colorado, Scott (Rachael) Monasmith of Pacific, Missouri; 10 grandchildren: Karli Warrender of Houston, Texas, Kyle Warrender of Johnstown, Colorado, Brittani Burks of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tiffani Burke of Evans, Colorado, Kati Guerrero of Greeley, Colorado, Ashley (Gus) Schlottach of Owensville, Missouri, Christopher Monasmith of Springfield, Missouri, Nicholas, Jonathon and Laura Monasmith, all of Pacific, Missouri; brothers, Jim (Ethel) Warrender of Cicero, Indiana, and Jerry (Marty) Warrender of Washta, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother, Alec Warrender, and half-sister, Mae Murdock.