- Fairbury News staff
Warren R. Ulfers, 92, of Fairbury, passed away at 2:58pm, August 6, 2019, at Fairview Haven Retirement, Fairbury.
His funeral will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, August 10, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, Fairbury. Pastor Ann Champion will be officiating. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral and inurnment will take place at a later date in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.
Visitation will be held from 9-11:00am, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, also at the church.
Memorials may be made to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, for the Saturday Morning Doughnut Hour or the First United Methodist Church, Fairbury.
Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Warren was born February 15, 1927, in rural Fairbury the son of Jacob and Pearl Fefzer Ulfers.
He married Mary Ann Hild on September 28, 1952, in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are his daughter, Rebecca (Randall) Litteneker of Piedmont, CA; and grandson Alan (Fiancée Heather Horn) of Los Angeles, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Ulfers; and sister, Voda Kilgus.
Warren was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a life long farmer in the area retiring when he was 83.
He was a past active member the First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury and member of the First United Methodist Church, Fairbury. He volunteered for Head Start and bell ringing for the Salvation Army.
Warren was a Rural Fire Trustee, Avoca Township Trustee for 40 years, member of the board of directors for the Pontiac Mutual Insurance Company, Avoca Township Drainage Commissioner, and was the treasurer for the N & W Property Owners.
Warren lead an interesting life covering several centuries. From farming with horses to farming with large tractors; to being one of the first to have electricity to all the modern-day conveniences.
He was a sweet man who cared for, and was truly interested in people, especially kids.