Obituary: Leroy Dean Warner


February 17, 2023

Leroy Dean Warner, 67, of Saginaw passed away unexpectedly Feb. 11, 2023, after a snowmobiling accident near Floodwood. He was having fun with his wife and close friends doing what he loved.

Leroy Dean Warner was born Jan. 24, 1956, to Dwight Sr. and Ruth (Dalton) Warner in Duluth. He grew up in Saginaw and graduated from AlBrook High School in 1974. He worked as a welding foreman for BNSF Railway. Leroy also built and operated Saginaw Campground. He enjoyed karate (earning a black belt), riding ATVs, deer hunting, camping, snowmobiling, playing bean bags and bowling. Leroy especially enjoyed fishing in bass tournaments, doing auto body work, and spending time with his family and friends.

He will be remembered for being a jack-of-all-trades and always willing to lend a helping hand.

Leroy is survived by his loving wife, Jaimie, of Saginaw; children, Alyssa Warner (Charles) of Elk River and Tara (Frank) Talarico of Proctor; mother of his children, Drinda (Dave); grandchildren, Anna, David, Isabella, Lillian, Oscar and James; great-grandson, Levi; brothers Clarence (Lillian), Daryle (Alice), Gary, Henry, Keith and Clayton (Tina) Warner; sisters Ruth Burchett and Gail Gilbertson (Dave); mother- and father-in-law, Paul and Lori Fosness; sister-in-law, Gerry Warner; his beloved pets, Gracie and Lily; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dwight "Tom" Jr. and his sister Penny.

A celebration of Leroy's life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. A time of sharing will begin at 3 p.m. A continuation of his celebration will follow at the Saginaw Union Station. Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet. To sign an online registry, visit

Pine Knot News, Feb. 17, 2023


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