Warren E. Nossaman died on June 15, 2014 at the age of 95 when his old, worn out body could no longer contain the wonderful man inside. He was born on December 30, 1918 to Ober and Gertrude Nossaman in Wichita, KS where he grew up and graduated from the University of Wichita in 1940. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and was assigned to the 66th Infantry Division which was shipped to Europe in 1944 for the remainder of WWII
. He married his college sweetheart, Barbara Ann Pohlman, in 1946 and was assigned to General Eisenhower's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. He served in Korea with the 3rd Infantry Division; in Tokyo, Japan with the Military Assistance Advisory Group; in Pittsburgh, KS with the Kansas State College Reserve Officer Training Corp; in Heidelberg, Germany assigned to the European Command Headquarters; and in Schweinfurt, Germany with his old outfit, the 3rd Infantry Division. His last assignment was as Army Advisor to the Ohio National Guard in Columbus, OH. After 25 years of military service and receiving two bronze stars
along with several other awards and decorations, including the Combat Infantryman's Badge for service in WWII and Korea, Warren retired in 1966 as a Lt. Colonel and moved his family to St. Louis, MO where he worked with a financial holding company for several years. After 32 years in St. Louis, Warren and Barbara moved to Oro Valley, AZ where Barbara died on December 29, 2010. Warren is survived by his four children, Christine Whorton (Ronald) of Oro Valley, AZ; Catherine Carey (Stefani Banerian) of Seattle, WA; Cinda Sue Reznicek (Stan) of Kettering, OH and Warren O. Nossaman (Kathy) of Seguin, TX. He also is survived by his granddaughter, Anne Reznicek of Denver, CO. Warren was a loving husband and father and an honorable, decent man. He was a wonderful model for his children and he, along with Barbara, raised his children all over the world in a life that was filled with laughter and contentment. Warren's family thanks the outstanding caregivers and staff at Fairwinds Desert Point for taking such good care of him during the last years of his life. And we thank Casa de la Luz Hospice staff for their expert guidance in making Warren's departure from this life a comfortable and peaceful one. A Memorial Service for Warren will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Vistoso Community Church in Sun City, 1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755; 520-825-0652. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
or to Warren's, The Salvation Army. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.VistosoFH.com
or call 520-544-2285.