James Warner

James D. Warner

Tuesday, December 27th, 1988 - Monday, March 9th, 2020
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James D. Warner, 31, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Coldwater, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at his home.
A celebration of life will be held for James Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:00PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Visitation will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 from 3-7:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home.
James was born December 27, 1988 in Coldwater, MI to Charles James and Holly (Shettler) Warner. After high school, James attended KVCC and became a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity. He relocated to Denver, Colorado where he developed a love of nature and hiking and became very devoted to health and fitness. James later moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to live with his father. He discovered his love for the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been focused on training in the sport for the past five years, currently at the blue belt level. James was known for being the life of the party with a great sense of humor. He had a passion for helping people and was instrumental in spreading mental health awareness after the loss of his best friend.
James is survived by his mother, Holly (Keith Avra) Warner of Quincy, his father, Jim (Kathy) Warner of Cedar Rapids, IA, his siblings Jennifer (Al) Alexander of Battle Creek, Jerrod (Kim) Warner of Portage, Kelle (Joe) Hinspeter of Homer, Janelle (Tom Manning) Warner of Coldwater and his twin brother, Jeff Warner, Chief Petty Officer in the Navy stationed at Millington, TN; his grandparents Mary Ann Ritter of Bronson, Rose Shettler of Coldwater and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald Shettler, Harold Ritter, and his best friend Robb Snyder.
Memorials may be directed to the family to help with expenses.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 3:00pm
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Private Condolence

Gayle (Goodwin) Anderson

Posted at 02:08am
Holly, my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Lisa Warner

Posted at 11:52pm
James you taught me to eat sour cream on sloppy joes!! When ever I made them you where where’s the sour cream Aunt Lisa!! Love you and will miss you always

Nary Moeuth & Thomas Lehman

Posted at 09:05pm
Forever and always. You will be missed.
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Nicholi R. Whitter

Posted at 04:34pm
James I want you to know you will always be a warrior in my eyes and you will never be forgotten.
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