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Dennis “Denny” Warriner, formerly of Mora and Braham, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the REM home in Willmar.  He was 69 years old.

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND INURNMENT will be held at 11:45 am on Monday, January 24, 2022 at  Assembly Area #4 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. (Family wishes to express that this time will only be about 15 minutes in length and to not travel if it difficult)

Dennis Ralph Warriner, formerly of Mora and Braham, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the REM Home in Willmar. He was 69 years old.

Dennis was born on November 8, 1952 in Fairmont, Minnesota to parents Ralph and Fanny (Kushner) Warriner. Welcomed home by his big brother Gilbert, the family soon moved to a farm just north of Braham. Born with special needs, Denny was one of the first children in the special education program in the Braham School system. Denny’s parents were part of the founding group that started Industries Inc. and Brighter Day in Mora to help adults with disabilities. Denny worked several different jobs through Industries but loved being a janitor in the Mora post office lobby where he got to visit with people from the community. In 1982, the family moved just outside of Mora. In 2002, Denny moved to a Brighter Day home in Mora when his father’s health declined, and he was no longer able to care for Denny. Denny loved living in town and had a walking route of people and places to visit each day around town. In 2012, after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a fall, Denny moved again to the REM Home in Willmar where he resided until his death.

Denny was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mora and served as an Usher and Greeter and attended Sunday School and Bible Studies for many years. Denny enjoyed watching baseball games and cheering on his favorite team, the Minnesota Twins. He also loved to fish and spent countless hours waiting for a big fish to bite. Denny will always be remembered for his ability to leave you with a laugh and a smile. He will be dearly missed.

Denny was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his brother Gil (Judy); nephew Nathan; great nieces, Annabelle, Molly, and Maelynn; as well as other relatives and friends.

18 thoughts on “DENNIS R. WARRINER”

  1. My Heartfelt sympathies to Dennis’s family. He was such a blessing and I feel blessed to have known him. Wonderful memories. He was dear to my heart. He will be missed. Cindy Finberg

  2. I grew up with Denny and went to Sunday School together. Denny was kind and had a good, loving heart. Condolences to Denny’s family and friends.

  3. Memories of Denny at Braham Ev Covenant Church. He was such a sweetheart of a guy. Thoughts and prayers are with all of Denny’s family and friends.

  4. My sympathy to Gilbert and family in the passing of Dennis. I have many good memories
    of our families being together a lot. Dennis was always a friendly guy with a smile. My prayers are with you.

  5. Dennis was such a loving and caring person and I am blessed to have known him! Prayers to the family!

  6. I grew up in the Braham Covenant Church with Denny. Of all the kids in church he was the most attentive and well-behaved. “Well done, good and faithful servant…….enter into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew 25:23


  8. We have so many fond memories of Dennis (and Ralph and Fanny) at the First Presbyterian Church! We have missed his bright smile and the joy he carried and freely shared. So happy to know they are together again in the presence of our Lord and Saviour.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gil, Judy, Nathan Warriner & family. Because of Dennis’s special needs, Gilbert and his wife, Judy, saw that he was well cared for. Dennis loved his kitty’s, liked to pass out bulletins at church, pass the offering plate, travel, eat out, go to church dinners and activities. In spite of his disabilities he was well adjusted, happy and sociable. The day he passed, he told his brother, Gilbert, he was ready to see his mother, his dad and his girlfriend, Martha, who had all preceded him in death. To those who knew Dennis loved him and will miss him.
    Mary & Gary Ledbetter

  10. I’m sorry for your loss. I remember meeting Denny a few times when Nate hosted family gatherings. I’m humbled to have met Denny who seemed to find happiness with sitting outside on a nice day. Many people struggle to find happiness or peace no matter the circumstance. Yet he has left an impression with me that we can set aside our worries and just enjoy the life that is given to us. I’m so grateful Denny was born into a caring family who enriched his life. Blessed be his memory!

  11. My condolences to Gilbert, Judy, Nathan and family. I have many happy memories of Denny’s visits to Canada over the years. May your memories help you in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  12. We are sorry to hear about Denny’s passing. Knowing Denny most of his life was a joy. Always smiling, saying Hi Dave, how’s Glen? whenever I saw him. Always enjoyed the time when he and his dad would stop by during their bike fundraiser route. Thanks for taking good care of your little brother Gilbert.
    Love from all the Sawyers

  13. The Warriners were our neighbors when they lived on the farm at Braham. Great people and Denny was a good friend. Condolences to Gilbert, Judy, Nathan and family.

  14. I only met Dennis a few times during his lifetime. My favorite memories were his very special relationship with our uncle Mike in High Prairie. During his visits to High Prairie he had uncle Mike wrapped around his little finger. Rest in peace cousin.

  15. I am sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. I remember Denny’s visits to to the farm and recall he was always so happy. I was also amazed that he could tell the time with out having a watch or clock to consult. Condolences to Gilbert, Judy, Nathan and family, may Denny rest in peace.

  16. Sincere sympathy to Denny’s family & friends. We have lots of great memories of Denny as the Warriner’s lived right off Hwy 65 not far from us. Denny loved the outdoors = gardening and fishing!! Denny always had a kind word and loved his work & friends at Industries Inc.

  17. I got to know Denny when I worked at Industries, Inc. in the early 1990s. I will always remember his smile, his laughter and his good nature. He was a treasure and those of us who got to know him are blessed indeed.

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