Inwood, IA: Leona Lavern Warns, 85, of Inwood, Iowa, formerly of Aberdeen, South Dakota, went to her home in eternal glory on Monday, March 05, 2018 at Fellowship Village in Inwood. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8 at 9:00 AM at the Inwood Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Heilman officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Wednesday, March 7 from 5:30-7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Inwood.
Leona (Huber) Warns was born to Christ and Martha (Stoecker) Huber on April 2, 1932 in Mahto, South Dakota at her grandparents’ home. She was baptized in the Congregational Church of McLaughlin, South Dakota. After graduating high school in McLaughlin, she worked at the Farmer’s Union Co-op as a secretary. She met the love of her life, Marvin Warns, while he was on a construction crew which remodeled the Farmers Union Co-op. On December 20, 1959 Marvin and Leona were married and moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota. They had two daughters, LeAnn and Paula. Leona was a school secretary at O.M. Tiffany Elementary for 25 years until her retirement in 1998. Leona and Marvin both enjoyed being active at their church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They made a great team for keeping in contact with family, compiling history, and putting family history books together. In 2008, Marvin and Leona moved to Inwood, Iowa to be closer to some of their grandchildren.
Leona had a servant’s heart and was often found caring, cooking or babysitting for other people. She was especially devoted to her grandchildren and loved having them over to visit and share her favorite chocolate together. She enjoyed going to many of their sporting events and activities at school. Age did not stop Leona’s adventurous spirit. In her 80’s, Leona went on motorcycle rides, flew on airplanes, moved cattle down the road, and tarped a silage pile with her grandchildren. Leona was kind, generous and always joyful, not matter the situation. Her family will always look up and think of Leona’s favorite words, “Look at the sky, isn’t it just beautiful!”
Leona is survived by her daughters, LeAnn (Mike) Herrmann of Fargo, North Dakota and Paula (Del) Scholten of Inwood; 7 grandchildren, Dustin (Leah) Herrmann, Tara Herrmann, Nicole (Corey) Vis, Kyle (Holly) Scholten, Kristin Scholten, Kayla (Albert) Huizing, and Katie Scholten; great-grandchild, JD Vis; brother, Clarence (Sharon) Huber; and 5 sisters-in-law, Yvonne Morrison, Anne Moe, Ruth Smith, Mariea Warns, and Carolyn Warns.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Marvin Warns; 2 brothers, Leo and Raymond Huber, and her parents, Christ and Martha Huber.