Warren Charles Emrick passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, with a song in his heart at Mother Teresa House, in Lansing, MI. Born the fourth child of five children, on March 4, 1936, in his family’s greenhouse in Gladwin, MI, to Harvey and Ethel Emrick. He is survived by his wife, Sue Ellen (Stockwell) Emrick, his sons, Thomas Randall Emrick (Brenda), Mason, MI, Gerald Harvey Emrick, (Katherine), NV, Charles Aaron Emrick (Gina), Ontario, CA, stepson James Brooks Crane (Kim), Grand Ledge, MI, Elaine Emrick Lambert, his youngest sister, Yuma, AZ, his grandchildren include Kerry Houghton, Mason, MI, Thomas Emrick, Jr., (Ashley), Niceville, FL, Ryan White (Stesha), West Simsbury, CT, Taylor and Ashley Emrick, NV, Rylee Emrick, Ontario, CA, Hunter B. Crane and Taylor Crane, Grand Ledge, MI. Also his great-grandchildren Kayla Hodges, Chaase Salazar, Bennett White, and Zoey and Bodhi Emrick, Niceville, FL.
Warren was a voice teacher at Mason High School for 12 years, and East Lansing MacDonald Middle School and Whitehills and two other Elementary Schools in East Lansing for 11 years. His students idolized him. His second career was with Wonch Battery Co. in Lansing, MI, for 10 years. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1958. While attending college, he starred in “Michigan Dream.” He sang with several choral groups, including Steiner Chorale, Men’s Orpheus, and Gracewood Singers, as well as soloed at weddings and funerals. He directed at the Mason Methodist and Presbyterian churches. In 1979, he married Sue and was a great father to Jim. He will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mt. Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.