Warren was born at Waverly on Jan. 30, 1922, the son of Lloyd and Marguerite Gisin Fitch. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1940.
Warren served his country in Company L, 2nd Marines, 2nd Division during WWII.
He was united in marriage to Martha L. Peters on Dec. 21, 1947 in Fredonia.
He was a materials inspector for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
He was the president of the Gem and Mineral Society for several years. He served several years in the Chanute Community Council, including two years as president. During his term as president he worked to make the council instrumental in starting the Recreation Program in Chanute. He was awarded the Citizenship Award in 1944 for his involvement in the City. He served four years on the City Planning Commission, during which time the Downtown Business District was established for zoning purposes. Warren served three years as a camp counselor; was a member of the Red Cross Disaster Assessment Team and Red Cross Transportation Chairman. He made Soupline deliveries to local businesses for five years, was on the committee to turn on downtown Christmas lights, delivered Christmas baskets for 35 years, was transportation chairman for People Caring For People for several years, was a scout master or assistant for eight years, for a number of years he was in charge of bringing food from a Wichita food bank to the Otterbein Church Food Pantry.
As a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion, Warren served on military funerals for a number of years. For several years he helped with the distribution of government surplus food program and was president of the Chanute Senior Citizens Center.
Warren taught genealogy courses over the years and wrote a genealogy column for the Chanute Tribune. He gave talks about genealogy to school children, and was a mentor at Royster Middle School.
He loved camping, fishing, water skiing, gardening and playing cards, and was a member of the 0900 Coffee Club.
Warren is survived by his wife, Martha, of Chanute; one daughter, Cynthia Springer, Petrolia; two sons, Warren Fitch, Jr., Prosper, Texas, Richard Fitch, Parker, Colo.; six grandchildren, Melissa Foley, Scott Fitch, Selena Miller, Dan Springer, Ashton Fitch and Dresden Fitch; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Patterson, Melvern.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Kenneth Fitch.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Chanute.
The family received friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Memorials in his name may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Chanute or to the Chanute Senior Citizens Center and may be left with the funeral home.
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