M. Warren Griffin

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M. Warren Griffin, age 85, of New Hampton, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. M. Warren Griffin was born on February 25, 1924 to Edward and Helen (Biekert) Griffin near Ionia, IA. He attended Chickasaw Country School, Ionia Public School and graduated from Nashua High School in 1942. After graduation Warren worked on the farm with his dad until entering the US Navy in 1945 serving his county during World War II. He received his honorable discharge in 1947. On December 15, 1947 he was united in marriage to Lois M. Mack at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Nashua. Following their marriage the couple resided on a farm 1 miles east of Dorgan Bridge. Warren attended Iowa State University taking courses in agricultural and farm operations. The couple later moved to the farm where Warren currently resided. Warren enjoyed farming, especially planting and harvesting, and raising and feeding beef cattle. Warren served as a commissioner on the Chickasaw County Soil Conservation Board in New Hampton, also served on the New Hampton School Board for three terms, Trinity Lutheran Church Council, Chickasaw Mutual Insurance Board, Chickasaw County Cattlemen Board, was a member of the Iowa Cattlemen Association, Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He is survived by his three sons, Gary L. (Kristin) Griffin of New Hampton, Garth W. (Nancy) Griffin of New Hampton and Allen P. (Cindy) Griffin of Denver, CO; five grandchildren Cody, Crystal, Grant (Amanda), Stephanie and Olivia; one sister Beverly Clancy of Longmont, CO; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend Joan Oelke of New Hampton Warren was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lois on July 9, 2003; one granddaughter Caitlin. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery with Neal Schwickerath, Douglas Mack, Steve McGrath, Stuart Anderson, David Speicher and Thomas Ryan serving as casket bearers. Military rites will be provided by the New Hampton American Legion Fae Stine Post #38. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at the Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Service: Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Monday, September 21, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Reverend Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Crystal is a wonderful person, we are thinking about you at your time of need.

  2. Allen and Family , I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Just know that there are many, people thinking about and praying for you and your family during this difficult time

  3. Gary, Garth and Allen and family
    Here we are again a 1000 miles away and how I wish we could be there.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Miss you.

    Larry and Cheryl and family

  4. Gary, Garth, Al and Families: You have my sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Please accept our sympathy on your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Warren when we would meet. The Griffin family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. I just wanted to let you all know that I am very saddened by Uncle Warren’s passing. He was truly one of the best men a person could be. I will miss my visits with him. Let your memories hold you all together in this very rocky time. My thoughts and paryers are with you all. I am sending you all my love.

  7. To the family of Warren Griffin

    Garth, Nancy, Cody, and Crystal,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. A loss of a loved one is never easy especially a parent. May you cherish the memories that you have and hold on to them. If you need anything please let us know.

    With our love and sympothy,
    Josh, Molly, MaKenna and Jesse Brouwer

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