Warns II, Cpl. Robert P. died Monday, November 8, 2004, in Lutifiyah, Iraq while serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, 2/24 Golf Company, Weapons Platoon. Born on May 2, 1981, in Waukesha, to Robert P. and Bridget M. (nee McDermott) Warns. Survived by parents; sister, Katie (Jack) Riesch; grandparents, Norman and Dorothy Warns, Rosaleen and the late Myles McDermott; girlfriend and best friend, Erin Nielsen and their unborn child. Further survived by aunts and uncles, Anne (Tom) Rovtar, Cecilia McDermott, Noreen (Greg) Nowak, Myles (Annmarie) McDermott, Norm (Dee) Warns, Sue Martini and Rich (Janet) Warns; cousins, god child, other relatives and many, many longtime friends. Visitation Wednesday, November 17th, from 4 to 8 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Avenue in Waukesha. Visitation continues at church on Thursday, November 18th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Burial with military honors at St. Joseph Cemetery. The Robert Paul Warns II Memorial Trust is being established at Waukesha State Bank, 100 Bank St., Waukesha, WI 53186 to benefit Bobby and Erin's unborn child. Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186 (262-547-4035).
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on November 14, 2004