— It is with great sadness that the family of Warren Francis Hales, 92 years young, Noblesville, announces that he passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 7, 2013, with many of his family members by his side. He was born Nov. 22, 1920, to Henry Francis and Minnie Jane (Roller) Hales in Gary.
Warren retired from U.S. Steel after 43 ½ years and was a graduate of Horace Mann High School in Gary. On April 15, 1943, he married Mary E. Treadway in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death in 2006. Warren was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, Signal Corps, in the South Pacific. He was very active in community projects in Gary and Crown Point. He was a very proud teacher of prisoners, helping them to attain their GED. He was also active in the Senior Citizen Groups in Crown Point, Merrillville and Noblesville. He loved to play bridge and socialize.
He is survived by his five sons, James (Janet) Hales, Elkhart, David (Lavonne) Hales, Hilton Head, S.C., Jeffrey (Lynne) Hales, Carmel, Douglas (Kathy) Hales, Noblesville, Kim (Sarah) Hales, Snohomish, Wash.; daughter, Cindy (Marty) Britten, Kokomo; sister, Shirley Isolampi, Merrillville; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by brothers, Homer and Robert Hales; and daughters-in-law, Janet Hales and Brenda Hales.
Private family services will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Senior Citizen Centers in Crown Point, Merrillville or Noblesville.
Online condolences can be given at www.randallroberts.com.