Erik L. Gomie Marin (a.k.a. Gary E. Warning), 72, of Highland died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, with the Rev. Christopher W. Hill, senior pastor of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. He was born on May 1, 1941, to Elmer and Doris (nee Duft) Warning. Mr. Marin grew up in Highland and graduated from Highland High School in 1959. He received a technical degrees at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He later earned degrees in floristry and small engine repair. He worked for Basler Electric and B-Line, both in Highland. He moved to Indiana in 1990. While living in Indiana, he worked for United Technologies in North Manchester, Ind. He returned to Highland in 2001.
He enjoyed fishing, growing carnation flowers, building model airplanes and was a amateur ham radio operator, his handle was WA9CTZ.
He was a member of Lee Iten American Legion Post 439 in Highland and the American Legion in Indiana.
Survivors include daughters, Leslie A. (Scott) Grishkowsky of Ephrata, Wash., and Kelly J. (Mark) Louvier of North Manchester, Ind.; a son, Michael L. Warning of Millersburg; grandchildren, Jared Grishkowsky, Amanda Grishkowsky, Natasha Grishkowsky, Emily Grishkowsky, Marissa (Greg) King of Indianapolis, Ind., and Daniel Louvier; great-grandchildren, Zaine Louvier, Asher Louvier, Justin King and Isabel King; a sister, Mary Sue (Oscar) Hug of Highland; and his former wife, Joyce (nee Staley) Warning of Millersburg. He was preceded in death by his father, who died in 1945; his mother, who died on Dec. 27, 1990; and a son, Douglas P. Butchy Warning, who died on Aug. 6, 2006. Memorials may be made to the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (HACSM) food pantry.