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“Pat, when Warren's father died he and I stayed up late that night discussung the problems of the world as we almost finished off a fifth of...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Richard C Oster - Summerfield, FL

“Dear Wyneken's, It is with sadness that we note the passing of Warren. Permit me if you will, to introduce myself. I am the Chairman of a group...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Ken Selking - Decatur, IN - none

“Dear Claire and family,Tina and I send our condolences and keep you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Just toured Arlington at the...Read More »
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“Thank you for spending time with me and sharing your stories. He was a true pillar of this community. i know he was loved by many. With Respect ...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Bob Jesch - fort wayne, IN

Warren William Wyneken, 89, died Sunday March 18, 2012 at Covington Manor Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. He was born to Hugo and Lina (nee Oetting) Wyneken on November 30, 1922, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He practiced law in Fort Wayne and Woodburn since 1954, and retired in 1998. He was a member of the Allen County and Indiana State Bar Associations, the American and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and a charter member of the Indiana Bar Foundation. A candidate for the State Legislature in 1954, he also served as Associate City Attorney and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. He served on the Board of Visitors for his alma mater, Valparaiso University School of Law. He was active for an extended period of time in the field of merit selection of the judiciary. His military career included service in the U.S. Army, 1942-1946, with the 186th Infantry Regiment in the South Pacific Theater; the Korean War, 1950-1952, with the 24th and 27th Infantry Regiments, serving as commander of Company E, 27th Infantry. He held various staff and command positions with the 330th and 423rd Regiments of the Army Reserve, retiring as Lt. Colonel in 1974. His decorations include two Purple Hearts earned in Korea. He served as board member and president of the Fort Wayne Humane Society for five terms, member and president of the Fortnightly Club for three terms, as board member and president for the Midwest Meet of Champions, and as attorney for Veterans National Memorial Shrine. Other memberships include: Korean War Veterans Association, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Reserve Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Shakespeare-Oxford Society, Federalist Society, and Kappa Iota Pi Fraternity at Valparaiso. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Fair Wyneken, son Matthew Fair Wyneken, PhD (Krista) of Grand Blanc, Michigan, son Colonel Brian Paul Wyneken (Anne) of Minnetonka, Minnesota, daughter Claire Lee Wyneken (Patrice) of St. Louis, Missouri, and three grandchildren. Five nieces, a nephew, and several cousins also survive. He is predeceased by his parents and sister, Lois Oster.
A memorial service will be Saturday April 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm with calling from Noon to 2:00 pm at D. O.McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Chapel 8325 Covington Rd. Fort Wayne, with a reception and refreshments to follow. Burial with Full Military Honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Valparaiso University School of Law, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust. To sign the online guest book, go to