The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the recent loss of these community members. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.  

Robert C. Anderson

3/6/1925-9/13/2020

Robert grew up on the family farm near Pine Village.  In his youth he showed livestock and had the Grand Champion Barrow at the 1937 State Fair.  He graduated from Purdue in 1949.  He received many awards throughout his life including Outstanding Conservationist, was featured on the annual Indiana Farm Management Tour, and Lifetime Achievement Award from Purdue.  He served on the Soil & Water Conservation board for 18 years, 3 terms on the Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Committee, and 12 years as a Federal Land Bank Director.  Bob was a steadfast champion for his family, offering support and encouragement in education, athletics, careers, and even during life’s trying times.  He took pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, and was well loved.

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Richard "Rick" H. Gates

5/11/1946-10/17/2020

Rick and his family moved to Attica in 1948, and Rick graduated from Attica High School in 1964. Rick was a Navy Medic, and was stationed on the USS Sanctuary and served overseas during the Vietnam War.  After Vietnam, Rick returned home and began farming which he did until 2019.  

Rick was a member of the Eagles Lodge #2596,  V.F.W. Post #3318, and American Legion Post #52, all of Attica.  Rick leaves behind his wife Pamela, six children, nineteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Rick& Pam Gates 4-H Fund at the Warren County Community Foundation, 31 N. Monroe St. Williamsport, IN or Bethel Community Church.  

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Charles William

"Bill" Fry

3/22/1936-7/29/2020

Bill was raised on the Fry family farm in Pine Township.  He attended Rainsville School and was a 1954 Pine Village High School graduate.  He farmed his entire life and was known for his herds of Herford cattle.  Bill worked at Purdue for over 40 years, retiring as an athletic administrator in 2002. Bill was a 50 year  member of Pine Village Lodge #315, a member of Rainsville United Methodist Church, and a Warren County 4-H volunteer and Horse/Pony superintendent. Bill belonged to the Illiana Steam and Power Association.  He adored his children and grandchildren.   

 

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James McIntosh

4/13/33-6/13/2020

James was a life-long resident of Warren County.  He was born near Judyville and graduated from Williamsport High School.  

He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. After his military service he completed the Purdue Agricultural Short Course and began farming in Liberty Township.He was a member of the Judyville United Methodist Church since 1949. He was a member and past Commander of the VFW Post #3318 in Attica, IN. He was a 50-year member and Past Master of Pine Village Lodge #315 F&AM and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute. He served on the Metropolitan School District of Warren County School Board from 1977-1984.

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In Loving Memory of our board member, Andy VanMeter

Andy lit up the room.  His wit, humor, compassion, generosity, great ideas, intelligence, smile, laugh, unique ability to look at an issue from many perspectives are just a few of the many things that we will miss about Andy.  Thanks for the great memories. 

 

Donations can be made by clicking on the yellow donate button at the bottom of the page.  There is a spot to leave an optional note. You can make note of who the gift is in memory of.  You can also call 765-764-1501 or email michele@warrencountyfoundation.com to make your wishes known.  Or donations can be mailed to WCCF 31 N. Monroe Street Williamsport, IN 47993.  

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