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5/15/2017 5:00:00 AM
Kenneth E. Warmbrod
Sept. 12, 1932 - May 13, 2017
Kenneth Warmbrod
Kenneth Warmbrod

Kenneth E. Warmbrod, 84, Rochester, passed away at 12:51 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1932, in Winamac, the son of John and Lela (Tillotson) Warmbrod. On Oct. 21, 1951, in Winamac, he married Dorothy Young and she survives.

Early in life, Mr. Warmbrod had worked for Tri-City Electric, Hammond, had worked on the family farm and had transported can milk for Crystal Dairy. He retired as owner/operator of his own trucking operation. He had been a member of the Teamsters Union, former Moose Lodge member and was a member of the Fulton County Historical Power Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed restoring tractors, riding his motorcycles, hauling sand and dirt for various customers and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Warmbrod, Rochester; son, Mike and wife Sylvia Warmbrod, Decatur, Ill.; daughters, Kathy and husband David Isbell, Carolyn and husband Jim Pennell, Melinda and husband Robert Styles, all of Rochester; eight grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carl Warmbrod, and sisters, Vera Warmbrod and Velma Blackburn.

His funeral service is 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac. Online condolences may be expressed at

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