LaVerne R. “Pete” Warden, 85, of New Athens, IL, born February 24, 1936 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on Thursday August 5, 2021 at his home. Mr. Warden served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958 as an Electrician’s Mate 1st Class. He was a member of Iron Workers Local 392 in Fairmont City, IL from 1959 until his passing.
Mr. Warden was preceded in death by his parents; William and Helen (Geller) Warden and his sisters and brother; Virginia “Ginny/Red” Modglin, Leonard “Worm” (Clarice Callahan) Warden, Dorothy “Dot” (John) Kramer and Geraldine “Gerry” Delehanty.
“Pete”, as he was affectionately known, is survived by a brother-in-law; Herbert Delehanty and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces.
In lieu of flowers, it was Pete’s wish that any memorials in his honor be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Children were the love of his life.
Visitation: Friends and family may gather from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.
Funeral: Friends and family will be meeting at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday August 18, 2021 for graveside services.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.