Bernie Warning, beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather was called to his eternal resting place on February 3, 2022. He entered this world on October 8, 1944, in St. Peter, Minnesota, born to Earl and Norma Warning. Bernie attended South Dakota University and received a Bachelor’s in Engineering. Bernie worked as a mechanical engineer and lived in Galesburg, Illinois; San Antonio, TX and was a long-time resident of Edmond, OK. He and Renee moved to Grove, OK several years ago to enjoy Grand Lake.
Bernie and Renee, his wife of 57 years, were married on December 19, 1964 in Melvin, Iowa. They are the proud parents of two children, Brian and Wendy. Bernie and Renee loved to entertain and you never left their home without a laugh, a game or two and a full belly. Bernie was so proud of the loving and caring home they provided for their friends, children, and grandchildren. Bernie was an affectionate father, and an adoring grandfather to his four beautiful grandchildren.
Bernie was a smart, humble, witty man with a quick smile and a big heart for others (unless you were a poor driver or a slow golfer). He loved being outdoors and loved to goose hunt and fish even though it rarely involved shooting or catching. He played many rounds of golf and enjoyed the challenge of the game. Growing up in Minnesota he had a deep love for his Vikings, but oddly found a soft spot for the Green Bay Packers.
The last few years at Grand Lake had brought Bernie a lifetime of joy. He always commented how the lake was ever changing and alive. Something new to see every day and he enjoyed watching the geese and pelicans fly. Great times were had throwing the grandkids off the tube, watching them fish, ski and wakeboard. After retirement, he had extra time to plan intricate Easter egg or scavenger hunts. This past Christmas, he took special pride in watching the kids open a heavily taped present while wearing oven mits.
We know Heaven will provide Bernie, calm waters and bright skies, many more Bedlam wins for his Oklahoma State Cowboys, slot machine jackpots, long drives and that elusive hole-in-one.
Bernie is survived by his loving wife Renee Warning, daughter Wendy Parks, sister Trudy Hewitt, grandchildren Addyson, Cameryn, Emmersyn, and Brycen.
Bernie is preceded in death by his parents Earl, and Norma Warning, and his son Brian.
Service is under the care of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home