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Bertrand “Bert” Warner, 97, of Pembina, ND passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Social distancing will be observed, thus limiting the number in attendance. Also, masks are recommended. The service on Wednesday will be live streamed on the Askew Funeral Homes Facebook Page. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Pembina Cemetery or the Pembina Ambulance Service.
Bertrand Dean Warner was born January 3, 1923 in Pembina County to Minnie and Lewis Warner. He grew up on a farm with his family near Hamilton, ND, until 1938, when they moved to Pembina, ND. He attended school at McArthur, ND.
In 1941, he moved to Pasadena, CA and worked at Lockheed Martin. Bert was married to Donna Hartje in 1943. That same year he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country during World War II. It was during his time in California, that Bert realized his heart belonged in North Dakota. Upon his discharge from the Navy they moved back to Pembina and he pursued his passion farming. He enjoyed nothing more than driving the tractor. Bert farmed for many years with his two brothers, Alvin and Leo. In later years he farmed with this nephew, Gary Warner. Bert and Donna had three daughters. Donna passed away in 1989. Bert then married Judith Hughes in 1990. They enjoyed winter years in Mesa, AZ.
Bert did retire but no one could figure out when, since he continued to stay engaged and worked on the farm until his last couple of years.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters: Linda Warner, Plymouth, MN and Gaye (Ron) Fritz, Pembina, ND; step-children: Jeff Hughes, Neche, ND, Jackie (Steve) Johnson, Reiles Acres, ND, Laurie (Allen) Williams, Montrose, CO, Jeremy (Beth) Hughes, Thompson, ND; grandchildren: Curtis (Tracy) Margerum, Stafford, VA, Christi (John) Newell, Maple Grove, MN, Chad Margerum, Maple Grove, MN, Erica Fritz and Kayla Fritz, both of Pembina, ND; and five great-grandchildren: Karly and Kristopher Margerum; Logan and Jace Newell; River Fritz and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, five sisters, two brothers, wife, Donna, daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Charlie Margerum; grandson, Cory Margerum; stepson, Jon Hughes.
Linda, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for the loss of your father.
Clint & Judy
Judy Lueck Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM
Our family is so sorry for the loss of your Grandpa Burt. He has been a great part of your family & through your Mom & Dad, of ours too. Wish I could be there to share your grief & loss All our love
Aunt Carol & Uncle James Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM
Bert, your presence on earth will long be remembered by all of the people you influenced throughout your life.
You were great friends to my parents. Dad always told me as I was growing up to watch and observe how you dealt with others.
It was great advice. So glad I got to know you.
Jim Margerum Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss.You have my sincere sympathy.
Wendy Martindale-Bergene Jul 20 2020 12:00 AM
Bert's Family, A person was always met with that smile and a warm hello from Bert. May the memories provide comfort, the stories warm your heart and support of those that surround you provide strength. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray
Michelle Murray Jul 20 2020 12:00 AM
Sending love and prayers to all the Warners. I will always remember Bert with fondness. He always stopped to talk with me no matter how long it has been since the last time he saw me. His family's legacy will live on for generations with his children, grand kids, great grand kids, and extended family.
Bobbi Olson Jul 20 2020 12:00 AM
Sending thoughts and prayers for all the Warner family.
Betty Wilkening Jul 20 2020 12:00 AM
Judy & Family, I wish to extend my Sympathies to you & your Families. So much all at one time. God Bless You
Janny Cull Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM