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Warne C. Holcombe

DECATUR, IN: Warne C. Holcombe, age 91 of Decatur, IN, passed away February 13, 2012, at his residence. He was born November 12, 1920, to Charles Reed Holcombe and Nettie L. (Newlon) in Newark Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Harriet E. (Davis) Holcombe, whom he married on April 1, 1944; a brother, Rev. George Holcombe; and a sister, Esther Jean Holcombe.

He is survived by: one son, Charles W. (Jen) Holcombe, Cedar Falls, IA; one daughter, Linda J. (Barry) Wicks, Ann Arbor, MI; one sister, Alice K. Holcombe, Decatur, IN; and three grandchildren, Gregory Wicks, Erica Wicks and Andrea Holcombe.

Professor Emeritus, Warne taught for over 40 years as a Professor of Humanities at the University of Michigan, and was a member of West Side United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor prior to joining St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Memorial services will be Friday, February 17, 4:30 p.m., with calling prior from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Woodcrest Retirement Home with Reverend George Phillips presiding.

Contributions may be made to Woodcrest Nursing Home, 1300 Mercer Avenue, Decatur, 46733 or The ( Please remember him in your hearts on the guestbook:
Published in the The Advocate on Feb. 17, 2012
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