Zach Warren

Zach  Warren
Zach Warren of Otsego, MI passed away, Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in Kalamazoo. Zach was born June 3, 1926 In Marion, IL, the son of Brooks and Faye (Barham) Warren. He graduated from Marion Township High School in 1944. Upon completion of Army service in 1946, he enrolled at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. During this time, October 12, 1946, he and Jeanette Walker were united in marriage. Zach and Jeanette moved to Ann Arbor in 1947 and Zach then enrolled in the University of Michigan. He graduated in 1950 with a degree in Music Education and again in 1954 with a Master’s Degree in Music Education. Zach later attended Western Michigan University where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Administration. He was employed by the Otsego Public Schools for 38 years, first as a band director and later as Elementary Principal. He was a life member of the Otsego Elks #1711 and of V.F.W. Post #3030. He enjoyed playing the trumpet in the Otsego Community Band and the Jazz Ensemble, golfing and hunting. He is survived by his wife Jeanette; a son, Craig (Leslie) Warren of Plainwell; many nieces and nephews who loved Zach very much, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Roger on August 31, 2008. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place in accordance with his wishes. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at the Otsego United Methodist Church, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating, with a service by the Otsego Elks #1711 and Military Honors by VFW Post #3030. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Christian Neighbors or to the charity of your choice. Shoot your age.
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