Captain Bruce Warner, husband, father, scripturalist, scientist, businessman, fisherman and friend, went home to be with his heavenly father on May 4, 2023.
Born in Waterloo, Iowa in 1941, Bruce grew up in Spencer, Iowa, fishing and hunting with his beloved father, Carroll Warner. Bruce studied science at South Dakota State, completing his undergraduate degree there. He went on to complete post graduate work on a National Science Foundation fellowship at the University of Iowa. He taught high school chemistry, biology, and earth science in Okoboji, Iowa from 1964-1969 and served on the lake patrol. Bruce married Jayna Casper in 1962, and together they shared three daughters, whom he loved very much. Bruce and Jayna owned/operated the Plaza Bowl in Sioux City, Iowa from 1969-1976, and the Country Shoppes in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho from 1976-1982. Bruce moved to Homer, Alaska in 1982, where he met Vicki, and the two enjoyed 30 years of marriage. He worked four years as program director for the FHA and then as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed fishing chart boat captain. He owned/operated The Halibut Hunter fishing charter boat for 16 years and Alaska Fantastic Fishing guide/charter booking business for 16 years.
In recent years, Bruce and Vicki enjoyed living in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, spending time on the lake with each other and their dogs and friends. Bruce enjoyed seeing his letters to the editor published in the local paper and connecting with his close friends.
Above all else, Bruce was a Christian, an avid studier of the Holy Scriptures, and a believer. He is preceded in death by his mother Maxine, father Carroll, brother Mark, wife Vicki and her sons. Bruce leaves behind his daughters, Wendi Warner, Jodi Whitfield, and Traci Pierce. On this National Day of Prayer, Bruce’s family and friends give thanks for the earthly life of their father and friend and for the peace in knowing that Bruce is now home.