MARQUETTE, MI. - Todd Leo Warner, Marquette, Michigan, formerly of MN, age 50, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer.
Survived by his parents Alma and Paul Warner, brother Mark (Judy) Warner, sister Beth Warner, sister Katy (Alan) Tharaldson, nieces Alika Rutter, Peggy (Mike) Wegner, nephews Teddy Tharaldson, Jeremy Wegener, special dogs Boomer and Speedy, extended family and many friends.
Todd attended Macalester College, MN ('84) and earned a Masters of Geology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He was Director of Natural Resources at Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), in Baraga, MI where he lived out his passion for conservation and protection of natural resources.
Todd Leo Warner
One of the many projects Todd established was the KBIC Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) with the Superior Watershed Partnership. He believed it was vitally important that young adults learn the importance of protecting the natural environment. Memorials preferred to the Todd Warner memorial fund, c/o Superior Watershed Partnership, 2 Peter White Drive, Presque Isle Park, Marquette, MI 49855. Funds will support scholarships to KBIC youth.
The family will host a celebration of Todd's life: Saturday, September 22, 1:00 p.m., 421 E. Crescent Street, Marquette, MI.