KALIDA - Albert John "Bones" Warnement, Jr., 81, of Kalida, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born May 21, 1931 in Ottoville to the late Albert A. and Alma (Bendele) Warnement.
Albert is survived by four children, Mark (Gail) Warnement of Fremont, Mich., Carl Warnement of Grand Haven, Mich., Patricia (David) Daleiden of Palm Desert, Calif., and Ruthann (Woody) Key of Flower Mound, Texas; four grandchildren, Heather Mosier of Columbus, Mo., Steven Warnement of Rolla, Mo., Jentry Craighead of Chicago, Ill., and Samuel Key of Flower Mound, Texas.; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom (LaDonna) Warnement of Ft Jennings, and Paul Warnement of Toledo; and two sisters, Janet (Dave) Recker of Ottawa and Shirley (Joe) Rosselit of Kalida.
Preceding him in death are his brother, Lee Warnement, a grandson, James Jordan, Jr., and a niece, Leanne Pardo.
Albert was a restaurant owner. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida. He was veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was a member of Ottawa's American Legion, VFW and the Eagles. Fishing and cooking were his greatest passions and he enjoyed watching football and baseball. Albert was an avid euchre player and a former owner of Club 65 in Columbus Grove. He was a lifetime member of The Putnam County Rat Pack along with his friends: Lee Kuhlman, Ray Halker, Stu Campbell, Paul Maag, Tom Reynolds, Sr., and Bert Altstaetter.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites by Ottawa American Legion and VFW.
Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.
Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.