Gunnar was born in Laramie on Dec. 25, 1924; he died in Sheridan on Jan. 31, 2018.
… From collecting lead, copper and aluminum at age 6 for movie and root beer money; planting onions in Riverton, to driving railroad spikes in Rapid City, to welding school in Boise, to WWII 753rd Tank Commander, to Chuck Wagon business with his brothers in Jackson Hole and Las Vegas, to lumber yards in Riverton. And finally, life insurance sales covering Wyoming from Powell with AAL until retirement in 1986.
Gunnar lived 67 years with his wife, Sylvia, raising four children. Final earthly years spent in Sheridan wood crafting and fishing at Lake DeSmet, until his angelic ride home to his Creator. He was Wyoming through and through from beginning to end. Now he lives eternal life through the promises he believed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Gunnar Warpness is survived by his wife Sylvia; four children, Barry (Rachel) Warpness of Rapid City, Signe Warpness of Denver, Allan (Kara) Warpness of Colorado Springs, and Kristina Warpness Kuenne of Sheridan; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all his brothers and sisters.
A visitation took place Monday, Feb. 5, at Champion Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Cain officiating. Interment followed the service in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with military honors. A luncheon was held after the burial in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Martin Luther Grammar School, c/o Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1300 W. 5th St., Sheridan, WY 82801. Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Champion Funeral Home.