William "Bill" Edward Warren, 78, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Tuesday, April 16, at the Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Drive). A visitation will occur from 4 pm to 8 pm on Monday, April 15, at Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel. Following services, cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Bill was born December 5, 1940 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Francis and Ethel (Hurlburt) Warren. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary's High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, retiring after a 21-year career that included submarine service during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following his Naval career, he received an Associate's Degree in Business from AIC.

Bill was united in marriage to Phyllis Lemke on September 16, 1961 in Clinton, Iowa.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Parish. He was also a member of the Eagles Club, the VFW and AMVETS post 28. Bill also volunteered at the American Red Cross, Mercy Hospital and the Genesis VNA.

Bill owned and operated Warren's Tavern and Confectionary Inc. from 1969 to 1981. Additionally, he worked at Lyondell, as an Electrician, retiring after 20+ years.

Bill enjoyed the outdoors, especially boating, fishing and hunting. He loved all sports and enjoyed participating in slow-pitch softball leagues. He also enjoyed reading and loved all of his pets that he had throughout his life. Above all, he loved his family very much and will be sadly missed.

Bill is survived by his wife Phyllis of Clinton; 2 daughters - Yvette Morris of Clinton and Mag (Gary) VanOosten of Waukee, IA; 1 son - Rick (Tricia) Warren of Hawk Point, MO; 5 grandchildren - Aubrey, Leigh, Kristin, Josh and Cheyenne; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 sister - Mary (Tim) O'Donnell of Clinton; 2 brothers - Chuck (Kathy) Warren of Batavia, Il and Mike Warren of FL; with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents.

Memorials made can be directed to the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clinton Humane Society in Bill's name.

Fond memories and condolences for Bill's family may be left at www.lemkefuneralhomes.com, obituary page.
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11 posts

Mary Jo Talkington
Apr 15, 2019
Phyliss and Family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. He was a genuinely nice guy, a happy spirit and always smiling. He will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. I am still in Florida and am sorry I will miss the funeral. I offer my prayers to your entire family and know he is at peace with the Lord. Sincerely, Mary Jo (
Blessington) Talkington
Oscar Rodiguez
Apr 15, 2019
May you sail calm waters .. "O"

Bill was always a gracious and gentle man. He led by example rather than ego. Always had a kind word for all and he will surely be missed. I pray for comfort and peace, for his family.
Larry & Pam Snodgrass
Apr 15, 2019
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.
John Timmer
Apr 14, 2019
Phyllis, please except my sincere condolences on your loss. Wee will remember you in our prayers.
Richard Thornton
Apr 13, 2019
What a sweet lovely man, always with a smile. He will be missed but a big asset to the Angels.
Dorothy Anderson
Apr 13, 2019
So saddened to hear of Bill’s death. He was one in a million. Prayers to his family.
Carol Bowen
Apr 13, 2019
Yvette and family, so sorry to hear about your dad, will keep you in my prayers
Jim and Karen Rastrelli
Apr 13, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bills passing. Known him a loong time. May God Bless you Phyllis, I will keep you in my prayers.
Nick Milcic
Apr 13, 2019
I am sorry for your loss.God Bless.Prayer will be said.
Janice Knutsen
Apr 13, 2019
So many memories it is hard to pick just one. My sympathy. Prayers to the family
Carolyn Ziegler
Apr 12, 2019
Dear Phyllis and all Bill’s family.He was a great guy,loyal to his family and will be missed I have his name in for a Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine.I broke my hip in Jan. And cannot make the wake.My love and prayers for you all. May he Rest in the glory of the Lord.