Byron Warren

MANTENO—Byron Edson Warren, 93, of Manteno, formerly of Essex, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL.  
Byron was born on May 27, 1925 in Kankakee to Orville and Hazel (nee Genshaw) Warren.  He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II and overseas in South Korea.  Byron was a member of the Gardner American Legion and the Essex United Methodist Church.  He was very active with the Lions Club and the Little Leagues in Essex.   
Byron was a beautiful piano player and ballroom dancer.  He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and proud Chicago Cubs fan, and he was thrilled to watch them win the World Series.  
Surviving are his sister, Mary (the late Duane) Krieg of Kankakee; and seven nieces & nephews, Alan (Sharon) Krieg of Essex, Jerry (Corinne) Krieg of Bourbonnais, Lynn Hartman of Bradley, Cathy (Chuck) Quick of Bonfield, Hazel Gadbois of Aroma Park, Genelle (Jeff) Habedank of Aroma Park, and Richard (Mary Jo) Gadbois of Northbrook; and many great nieces and nephews.  
Preceding him in death were his parents; and sister and brother-in-law, Gretchen and Eugene Gadbois.
Funeral services will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, in Braidwood on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. with visitation two hours preceding services.  
Interment with military honors will be at North Cemetery in Essex.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name to the Essex Lions Club would be appreciated.  
For more information and to sign his online guestbook please log on to or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
Funeral services have been made under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood.