Gerald 'Jeff' Warnimont


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Gerald L. "Jeff" Warnimont left this world to go to his home in heaven on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

He entered this world on July 18, 1934, in Defiance, Ohio, the son of Martin John Warnimont and Amelia Henrietta Friedhoff Warnimont. He married Elizabeth Joann Mays on June 30, 1992.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Felecia Faith Carroll; one brother, Paul Warnimont and wife Ruth; sisters-in-law, Joan Warnimont, Dolores Fee, Savannah Runkle and husband Jim, Vivian Thacker and husband Mike, and Pat Mays; brothers-in-law, Paul Mays and wife Linda, Allen Mays and wife Linda, Avery Mays and wife Sue Ann, Williams Mays, and Alvin Mays and wife Michele; a large number of nieces and nephews; also his golfing buddies; special nurse, Darcy; and church family at Eastside Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas, where he was a member.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Jeff was a life member of the VFW 3360 in Defiance, Ohio. He retired from the Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon, Ohio, as assistant manager of quality systems. He was a loyal Campbell employee for 36 years.

Jeff will be missed by all who knew and loved him, but we know he has a beautiful life in Heaven now.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 1, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at noon Saturday, August 2, 2014, with Pastor Mike Lashaway officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, with military graveside services by Defiance VFW Post 3360.

The family requests memorials to Fullmer Road Baptist Church, Defiance, Ohio; or Gentiva Hospice, 1911 Corporate Drive, Suite 104, San Marcos, Texas, 78666; or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at

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