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In Memory of Warren Hable


October 1, 1939 - July 3, 2020

Warren Lee Hable passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 3rd at the age of 80.

Warren was born and raised on the family farm in Siren, Wisconsin to parents Clifford and Alora Hable. He started his education in a one room schoolhouse and demonstrated an aptitude for electrical engineering through his 4-H projects. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin. Post graduation he served in the U. S. Army as a helicopter pilot then returned to UW. He earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering and developed lifelong friends as a member of the Triangle fraternity. It was at this time when he met adventurous Mary Anne. The couple soon married amid a memorable subzero blizzard and relocated to Virginia to begin a career and family. After serving 30 years in posts throughout Africa and Europe, Warren retired as a Senior Service member of the U. S. Government.

Upon retirement, Warren and Mary Anne returned to Siren and together built their new home on Dunham Lake. A perfectionist and amateur carpenter, Warren enjoyed taking care that every detail was functional, beautiful and well-crafted. He later transformed a portion of the property into an oak and pine tree farm, dedicated many hours to trail maintenance as a member of the Lake Country Riders Snowmobile Club, and served as a sexton for the Lakeview Cemetery in the Town of Daniels. Summers were often spent vacationing in national parks with his family and winters were full of snowmobiling treks. Having their fill of cold winters, the couple moved to Prescott, Arizona in 2016, and then recently to Las Vegas, Nevada to be near their effervescent granddaughter.

Throughout most of his life, Warren relished chocolate-covered cherries, savored a quality gin martini and avidly supported the ice cream industry. He was a great husband and father, outstanding grandfather, and is tremendously missed.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Anne, his sister Carmen, daughters Whitney, Stephanie and Meredith, sons-in-law Giordi and Brett, granddaughter Isabella, nieces Kirsten, Sara and Adrienne and nephew Jimmy.

Due to COVID-19, a memorial service will be held next summer. Any pictures or stories you would like to share would be appreciated (please email to whistemer@gmail.com).

Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster.


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