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Warren Edward KIME


1928 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
KIME, Warren Edward

Warren Edward Kime, 85, of West Palm Beach, Florida and Chicago, Illinois passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Hospice of West Palm Beach. Born in Collins, Iowa on January 6, 1928 to Charles Edward Kime and Faye Lynch Kime, he grew up in New Hampton, Iowa. He studied trumpet with his father, Charles, and was presented as a child prodigy at 10 years old. He won many national music awards as a child. When his father died he was 11 and started directing his own life; put aside his coronet; took up sports; started hitchhiking to Waterloo to help earn money for the family by playing in their night clubs and staying with a close friend of the family at night. Four years later Warren was drafted into the United States Army to serve in Europe during World War II and was part of the late Glen Miller Army Band "It's All Yours". Drafted again into the Korean War in 1950, at the request of his commanding officer he became bandleader of the Special Services Show in Korea and Japan improving the morale of our soldiers. His show was called "Take Ten" and played in rice paddies while "tom tom's" flew overhead. After an honorable discharge as Staff Sergeant he joined the Ralph Marterie Band in 1952 and also enrolled in the GI Plan at Northwestern University Music Department. He met his first wife, Donna, at Northwestern when she sang with his vocal group. He joined the CBS Studio Chesterfield Show in New York in 1953. Later he joined Cesar Patrillo's CBS Radio Program. He performed on many commercials and in jazz clubs with his Brass Impact Band. He recorded several albums for Command Label with his band, as well as albums of his own compositions. He also was one of the few outstanding jazz recorder players in the world bringing an ancient classical instrument into the 20th and 21st century. When he became a member of the Baha'i Faith in 1969 he created a Children of Time Road Show. With his first wife, he took it to several colleges sharing the Faith. In the year 2000 he retired with his second wife, Sheila (who is an artist), to West Palm Beach. His wife, Sheila; son, Larry; daughter, Julie; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive Warren. Services were held at the Palms West Funeral Home and the National Cemetery on July 24, 2013 in Florida.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from July 27 to July 28, 2013
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