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.  

Nancy Litzenberger

5/28/1942-3/31/2021

Nancy passed away on March 31st, 2021 following a period of declining health. She was born in Terre Haute, grew up and went to school in Paris, IL. She attend Indiana University and graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1966. She married Sam and the moved to Warren county. They created Litzenberger and Litzenberger law firm and she practiced law until she retired in 2018. Nancy was very active in the community. She was part of Tri Kappa, the Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library Board, attorney for local government entities, and served often as guardian ad litem to represent the interests of child in court proceedings.

At her request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Individuals can make a donation in her memory to Warren County Community Foundation, Williamsport Washington Township Public Library, or NICHES Land Trust.

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Donna Kay (Worley)

Swanson

2/22/1938-4/3/2021

Donna was born in Danville, Illinois. She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1956 and married her sweetheart, John Swanson, on June 10, 1956 at West Lebanon Christian Church.  Donna loved her community and was active in the Williamsport Christian Church.

Donna authored nine books during her lifetime, including Mindsong, which was published by The Upper Room, and Minnie Remembers, which continues to receive national acclaim both as a poem and as a film. Donna was as avid a sculptor as she was a poet and a writer. She carved exquisite horses and carousels, some of which are life-size. 

Donna is survived by her husband of 65 years, John McCord Swanson, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsport Christian Church, the Warren County Community Foundation A Better Way Food Co-op, or Autumn Trace in Donna Swanson’s name.  

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Robert "Bob" Swank

3/26/1935-3/13/2021

Bob was a lifelong resident

of Attica.  He formerly worked at ALCOA, Harrison Steel Casting Company, Bob Johnson's Garage, 

and C& D Batteries.  He worked  at C&D Batteries for 35 years,  and retired as a supervisor in 1997. Bob enjoyed woodworking, and spending time with his family.

He was a 50 year member of 
Fountain Lodge #60 of Covington.

He married Margaret Johnson in 1953, and she passed away in 2013. Bob leaves behind four children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Community Foundation (in memo-A Mother's Love Cancer Support Fund).

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James Joe "Jim" Kight

11/4/1942-2/19/2021

Jim worked at Harrison Steel Casting Company in Attica from 1961-2007.  He served for 6 years with the Indiana National Guard in Boswell.  Jim was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church. 

He coached little league and Babe Ruth Baseball for 8 years, and was an avid golfer.  He was a Cubs and Bears fan and IU Men’s Basketball and Purdue Women’s Basketball fan. 

Jim leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Bonnie, his son David (fiancé Ashley Kendricks), granddaughter Ainsley James, and two soon-to-be grandchildren Will and Claire Kendricks

Memorial contributions an be made to Paws N Claws or Warren County Community Foundation.

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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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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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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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