February 15, 2017
Eunice Warner, age 85, of Brownton, (wife of Chuck Warner) passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at the Congregational Church in Brownton, with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Brownton.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held two hours prior to the service at the church.
Eunice Margie Warner was born on February 23, 1931, at Detroit Lakes, the daughter of Henry and Nellie Larson of Lake Park. She was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed as a youth, both at Eksjo Lutheran Church in Lake Park. Eunice was educated at a Becker County rural school and graduated from Lake Park High School, Class of 1948.
At the age of eight she had her own radio program, and played the piano and sang to her own accompaniment on KVOX Moorhead. Eunice had perfect pitch and the ability to transpose music "on the fly."
A 1951 graduate of Moorhead State Teachers College, she was soprano soloist in the college choir, appeared in college plays, and was a homecoming attendant.
Following a year as vocal music teacher at Wadena, in 1952 she married Charles H. Warner of Aitkin. They lived in Princeton until purchasing the Brownton Bulletin in December 1953. While in Princeton Eunice taught private piano and voice lessons and was an organist and choir director at the Congregational Church.
Eunice taught private piano lessons for over 70 years and was church organist for over 50 years At Wadena, Brownton, Glencoe and Stewart she accompanied instrumental and vocal musicians in district and state-region competition. She taught vocal music at Stewart and Brownton.
Eunice was a member of Brownton Women's Club, coordinated the Brownton blood bank, assisted at the nutrition clinic and was a member of the Women's Fellowship at the Brownton Congregational church. She served as organist and soloist for countless area funerals. In 2003 she was named a Hometown Hero by KNUJ radio.
The past presidents of the Minnesota Newspaper Association held an annual summer gathering for members and their significant others. One of the features of each gathering was a sing along. For many years Eunice would play for two to three hours, members tossing out song titles and she would play - - in any key they’d like - - without benefit of music.
When Eunice needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care on February 5, 2017. She passed away there on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the age of 85 years. Blessed be her memory.
Eunice is survived by her husband, Chuck, children Charlie of Canton, Mary Kobilka, of Apopka, Florida, Beth Fleahman of Bemidji, Kay Wilson of Glencoe and their spouses, ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Sue Anne, in December, 1962, her parents, brother H. Russel Larson and sister Doris Nelson both of Lake Park, and special son, Glenn Klitzke of Huron, SD.
There are many pictures and musical items in her music room. "What you make of yourself is your gift to God" sums up her philosophy on life.