Warren H. Tatter Sr., 82, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at 2:33 a.m. at home.
He was born March 2, 1930 to Gustav and Grace (Balogh) Tatter, Jr. in Chicago.
He lived in Warsaw since 1935. He served his country nearly four years during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy aboard the USNS Geiger and USNS Sturgis. He was honorably discharged Dec. 20, 1954.
He married Shirley Kirkbride on June 6, 1954. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church more than 50 years, he served in the choir and on various committees.
Music was an important part of his life; he sang several years in a barbershop quartet and performed with the Chain-O-Lakes Barbershop Chorus. Active in shooting sports, Warren was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and a member of the Kosko Gun Club, shooting winter league trap and skeet. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, gardening.
The 2011 Kosciusko County Republican Party Man of the Year, he was a poll worker and precinct committeeman several years. He was a Kosciusko County Councilman 1990 to 1994. He served on the Oakwood Cemetery board since 1982, serving as president several times.
Warren is survived by his wife Shirley; two sons, Warren Jr. and spouse Debbie, Rochester and Brian, Port Charlotte, Fla.; one daughter, Diane Tatter, Goshen; three grandchildren, Derek Tatter and spouse Maggie, Carmel, Adam Tatter, Rochester, and Danielle Stewart, Fort Wayne; and one great-granddaughter, Sabrina Tatter, Carmel. Also surviving are a sister, Millicent Spilly and spouse Arnold, Carmel, and a brother Milton and spouse Karen of Loveland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Christopher Marshall.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw, with Pastor Dave Hummel officiating.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel Warsaw and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
The Warsaw American Legion Post 49, Warsaw Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1126 and Army Reserve National Guard Detachment will render military Honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Roof Fund or Kosciusko Home Care/Hospice.
To sign the guest register or leave condolences, electronically go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.