Warren Lee Weisgerber
1920 - 2012
10/07/1920 - 12/08/2012
Our dear father and grandfather passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born in North Platte, NE to Carrie Scott and Frederick W. Weisgerber. As a youth he loved photography, aviation and riding his Harley. He was an Eagle Scout and learned to fly in his teens. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp. in 1942 and flew C-47’s over the Himalayas in the China-Burma-India theatre. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. He retired from the Air Force inactive reserves as a Major. He married Angeline T. Lambert on January 31, 1944 in Boise, Idaho. Upon his being discharged from the service, they moved to Denver, Colorado where they made their home until December of 2010 when they relocated to Santa Barbara. He spent many years in his studio creating his beautiful Native American-style jewelry.
He is survived by his daughters Toni (Thomas) Schultheis and Kerry (Michael) Harrington and his grandchildren Olivia Harrington, Warren (Rachel) Schultheis and Thomas (Laura) Schultheis all of Santa Barbara. He was preceded in death by his wife Angeline in 2011, and his brother William R. Weisgerber of NE.
Warren was a truly kind, honest, gentle man and his dry sense of humor will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held in Denver, CO in January followed by interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the incredible team at Hospice Santa Barbara and the wonderful caregivers from Senior Planning Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara at www.vnhcsb.org.