Richard Dean Warren
Ames - Richard Dean Warren age 90, of Ames, Iowa passed away at Israel Family Hospice House on April 23, A gathering of friends and family will be 4-:6:00 p.m. Thursday, Apr 29, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday April 30, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1403 24th Street, Ames. Burial will be at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Richard was born on December 4, 1930 in Cambridge, Iowa the son of Raymond Wesley and Gladyce Ruth (Zook) Warren. He graduated from Milford Consolidated School in 1948. He married Shirley West on June 22, 1952 in Story City at Grace Church. He completed his degree at Iowa State University in Animal Husbandry. Richard was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity while at Iowa State. Richard and Shirley moved to Eldora where he started his teaching career. Then the couple moved to Elkader where he spent four years working for the Extension Service and raised Black Angus cattle before returning to Iowa State University to further his education in Sociology and Statistics while living at Pammel Court. He obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Iowa State University. He then became a professor of both disciplines at Iowa State University helped 500 graduate students with their thesis and getting their PhD. Richard was asked to become the first Director of RISE (Research Institute for Studies in education.) He retired in 1992. He was a distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Richard loved his family and Lord. Richard loved fishing trips to Canada with friends, gardening, and many different woodworking projects. He loved golfing at Veenker Golf Course, where he made a total of 3 holes in one over his golfing career. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren's many activities. Richard loved spending time in Florida in the winter to escape the cold weather in Iowa.
Richard will be missed by his wife Shirley Warren, son and his wife, Allan and Mary Warren, daughter and her husband Robin and Mark Barnett; grandchildren, Joan and Russell Sherwood, Douglas Warren, Jonathan Hartley, and Christopher Hartley; sister Ruth Paulsen. Richard was joyfully awaiting his first great grandchild to be born in August.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John Warren, and sister, Juanita Behm.
Memorials may be directed to: Dr. Richard and Shirley Warren Scholarship fund at ISU and or Calvary United Methodist Church
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Published by Ames Tribune from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2021.