Warren Kirk, 88, of Luck, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Fla. A celebration of life will be held next spring or summer of 2018 at the Kirk Family Cabin in Luck, Wis.
Warren was born on March 26, 1929, in Luck, to Martin and Agnes (Bertelsen) Kirk. Warren graduated from Luck High School in 1947. On May 30, 1953, Warren married the former Doris Heil, in Cuba City, Wis. Warren was employed by Luck Telephone Company from July 1949 to July 1989. Warren held various positions including Plant Manager and CEO. After retirement, Warren served on the Luck Telephone Company’s Board of Directors until 2003.
Warren always liked to have fun! Fishing was a big part of his retirement. He took many annual fishing trips to Canada with his wife, Doris, followed by his son, Kevin, grandson, Aaron and great-grandson, Owen. Four generations of fishing fun!
In 1989, Warren and Doris became snowbirds and relocated to Buttonwood Bay, Sebring, Fla. Warren enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with Doris, reading, watching “Bold and the Beautiful,” Bingo, card playing, iPad junkie and wood-carving. He participated in three woodcarving clubs and hosted a weekly carving get-together called “Warren’s Warriors” at his home in Florida.
Warren is survived by his daughter, Debra Kirk, of Amarillo, Texas; son, Kevin (Carol) Kirk, of Eau Claire, Wis; three grandchildren, Aaron (Angela) Chivers, of Luck, Heather (Brad) Crandell of Verona, Wis., and Amanda (Ted) Weidenbach of Richfield, Minn.; and nine great-grandchildren, Emily, Megan, Owen, Ivan, Little Gus, Kate, Julia, Maddie and Henry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, in 2000; his brother, Raymond Kirk, 2011; his sister, Marian, 2001; and great-grandson, Drew, in 2010.
The Kirk family would like to share Warren’s favorite prayer:
God grant that I may live to fish until my dying day; And when my final cast is made and my life has slipped away; I pray that God’s great landing net will catch me in its sweep: And God in his mercy will judge me big enough to keep!!
Memorials can be sent to Luck Alumni Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 251 Luck, WI 54853-0251, email email@example.com.