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Stephen (Steve) Douglas Warner

June 12, 1953 — February 23, 2024


Steve was a dedicated spouse, a wonderful father, and a proud grandfather. He was a dependable friend and neighbor, and was always there to lend a hand. 

Stephen Douglas Warner, age 70, of Litchfield, MN, passed away surrounded in love by his family on February 23rd, 2024. He was born in Minneapolis, MN, in 1953, to Jerome and Donna Warner. He was one of 9 siblings who grew up in both central Minnesota and North Dakota. 

Steve graduated from Litchfield High School and married his high school sweetheart, Linda Warner, in 1973. They purchased their farm just outside of Litchfield and raised mink for 18 years. In 2002, he graduated from Ridgewater College while working for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he retired after 20 years.

Over the course of his life, Steve nurtured  his lifelong passion for wildlife, nature conservation, and the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed sustainable living through gardening, meat processing, and attending to nature on their hobby farm in Litchfield. He was proud of his local community and invested in Litchfield by serving on the Litchfield Township board and by teaching firearm safety classes for many years. Most of all, Steve was proud of his wife and daughters, his eight grandchildren, his extended family, and his many friends. 

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Warner, and is survived by his Wife/Linda Warner, Mother/Donna Warner, Brothers/Gary Warner and Tim Warner, Sisters/Deb Walterson, Angele Leaptrot, Linda Mathews, Jody Groshens, Barb Kotten, Sherri Liebl,  Daughters/Hannah (Anna) Warner, Emily (Nathan) Honken, Laura (Nate) Anderson, and Grandchildren/Kaitlyn Birtell, Elijah Lawrence, Gabriel Lawrence, Jonas Birtell, Elliott Honken, River Honken, Jack Anderson, and Lucas Anderson.

Steve’s memorial service will be at Cornerstone Church in Litchfield, MN, on March 1st, 2024 at 2:00pm, followed by a luncheon at the church. 

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