Paul Raymond Warnement, age 81, of Plainwell and Prairieville, died December 9, 2019 in Kalamazoo, MI. His heart was so strong it wouldn’t stop. Paul was born June 14, 1938 to Albert H. and Evon D. (Buhren) Warnement in Plainwell, MI. The seventh son of a large catholic family in Plainwell, he was pre-deceased by his parents and six siblings: Joan (Lloyd) Boniface, Bernard (Vivian) Warnement, Louise (Bruce) Gates, Albert W (Sally) Warnement, Francis Warnement, and Edward (Jane) Warnement. Paul married Martha Ann Salisbury on August 26 1961. They divorced in 1991, and Martyanne preceded him in death. Paul is survived by two sons, Albert O. Warnement (Renee) of Lexington, IL and Patrick R. Warnement of San Diego, CA. Two granddaughters, Caitlin (Andrew) Tallman of Ft. Sam Houston, TX, and Kelsey (Ryan) Rohren of Ft. Hood, Texas. Three great grandchildren; Charlotte, Auric and Rigley. Also surviving are Vivian and Sally Warnement, nieces and nephews on both sides of the family too numerous to list here, as well as close friends Bruce Steele, Brad Keeler and Barb Bechtel, and hundreds of customers and business associates. A devout Catholic, he was raised in St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Otsego. On moving to Prairieville, he joined St. Ambrose in Delton before the current church was complete. A fixture of his parish, he raised money to complete the church, served in every lay position available, and was as familiar to parishioners as the sanctuary itself. He worked for over 60 years as an Ag Mechanic for the family business, A.H. Warnement Implement in Plainwell. He was certified by John Deere as a mechanic in the New Generation series of tractors. Paul served his country from January 1962 to December, 1963 as a Military Policeman, 2nd PLT, 188th MP Company, St. Nazaire, France. He was a recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Plainwell Chamber of Commerce. He was also an active member of the Plainwell High School Alumni Association, specifically restoring and maintaining historical items. Flowers are appreciated, however the family would prefer a memorial donation to Rose Arbor Hospice, Prairieville Township Fire department, or the charity of your choice. Paul’s family will receive friends on Monday, December 16, 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home where the rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Rob Johansen, celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Margaret’s Cemetery. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Paul's family.
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