Donald Guy Warman passed away peacefully on April 27th, 2017 at age 86. Born in Chicago, Don grew up in Boone, North Carolina from a long line of Adventist preachers, Donald had a lifelong love of learning, laughter, stories, wordplay, family and above all his beloved wife Sandra Eleanor Warman (ne Miller) whose passing November 17th, 2016 left a great void in his life.
He served in the US Army and was the Park Historian at Homestead National Monument near Beatrice, NE. His energetic zest for education was most eloquently expressed though his long career as History Professor from 1961 through 2003 at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. He is remembered for the vividness of his lectures, his insistence on critical thinking, and his joyous sense of humor. History was his passion, but "nothing human was alien to him," and he also taught Humanities, Geography, Anthropology, Political Science, Computer Science (as early as the 1970s) and many other subjects, memorably including "Ways of Growth."
He was predeceased by son Christopher (Karyn) in 2011 and daughter Marian Doicin (Victor) in 2001. He is survived by sons Winston (Rachel) and Jonathan (Gacin), as well as grandson Zachariah (Kati) and granddaughters Alexis Wirth (Karl) and Lizabeth Doicin.
There will be a celebration of life gathering at the Gardner Hawks facility on the Dana College campus Saturday May 27th 2017 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.