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(October 16, 1944 – February 24, 2014)

James R. Warren, age 69, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at his home. He was born October 16, 1944, in Bay City, MI to the late Alomond and June (Eddy)Warren. James married Jennifer Swenson on February 14, 1981.James worked for Dow Chemical and Dow Corning as an engineer retiring in 2000 from Dow Corning. He also owned and operated the Warren Tree Farm during this time. James attended Memorial Presbyterian Church. James and Jennifer raced cars in the Pro Rally Circuit in the 1980’s. James raised and ran sled dogs and even raced in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska in 2004 and 2006. He volunteered with Garfield Township Fire Department in Bay County, a service he considered as ” just being a good neighbor.”James is survived by his wife, Jennifer, children; Jennifer Warren of Grand Rapids, Christopher (Lauren Bendes) Warren of Ypsilanti, and Whitney (Charles) Thomas of Midland. He is also survived by his brothers John (Mary) Warren and Gary (Connie) Warren and sisters Donna (Ted) Coyer and Lynn (Rick) Wagner. A memorial service will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am with Rev. Wally Mayton III officiating. Friends can visit with the family from 10 am until the time of service.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Garfield Township Fire Department of Bay County.On line condolences can be given at smithminer.com