There will be a celebration of life service for Warren L. Zesiger, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10 a.m. at the Molson Grange. Warren passed away at his home in Molson, attended by his loving wife Renee on May 15, 2012.
Warren Lester Zesiger was born in Colfax, Wash., May 5, 1941 to parents Harold and Harriett Zesiger. Warren moved with his family to Molson when he was in the fourth grade, continuing his education at the Molson High School, later he attended Wenatchee Valley College.
Warren lived his childhood on the family farm on the Mary Ann Creek, east of Molson, he spent many years helping his grandfather, Jess, and his father, Harold with the ranch work.
After high school graduation Warren joined the U.S. Navy, a childhood dream and spent the next four years serving on the USS George K. McKenzie. Warren was active in the navy or naval reserves for 24 years then spent the next 13 years serving and training Sea Cadets, achieving the rank of LtJG Commander
Warren made his home in Wenatchee and later in Benton City where he worked on various dams, was a millwright and carpenter. His best loved job was raising cattle, hay and cherries.
Warren married Renee Edwards in 1993, buying property in Molson, next to the Molson Museum, where he and Renee planned to retire. They permanently moved there in August of 2011, selling their property in Benton City of 40 years.
Warren will be remembered as a faithful person in his church and his devotion to his Lord Jesus Christ. Warren had a very forgiving nature, never holding grudges, was a gentleman, a loving father and husband, and a hard worker. Warren was the kind of person who enjoyed spending time with the elderly and other persons; he tried to attend as many community events as possible and always had a project going.
Warren was a member of the Gideon Society, VFW, the Grange, Washington State Farm Bureau and Washington State Cattleman’s Association.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Harriet; and his step-mother, Elizabeth; one son, Larry Zesiger; and one step-son, Justin Edwards.
Warren is survived by his brother, Wendell Zesiger of Fairbanks, Alaska; sisters: Annabelle (Vernon) Scriven of Moses Lake, Wash., Mary (Bill) Higley of Payette, Idaho, Ellen (John) Newton of Nighthawk; and brother, John (Kathy) Zesiger of Okanogan; one granddaughter, Danika Zesiger; step-daughter, Lisa (Heath) Ford of Republic; and several nieces and nephews.
The celebration of Life service will be officiated by Pastor Gary Forgey of Molson Community Church. Internment will be in the Molson Cemetery following the service.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the Tri-City Sea Cadets, in care of Scott Kiser, 2005 Sparrow Ct., West Richland, WA 99353 or the Molson Museum. There will be a potluck luncheon following the service.
Please share your memories of Warren by signing his online guestbook at www.berghfuneralservice.com
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of arrangements.