Harold G. “Skip” Warp died peacefully on Christmas morning with his loving wife Mary by his side in their home in Wood Dale, IL. The only child of Harold and Anita Warp, Skip was born in Chicago on December 6, 1946, living 74 years. Skip had an adventurous childhood as his family split their time between Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, and Mackinac Island. Upon his graduation from Elmhurst College in 1968, Skip was drafted by the US Army the following December. He proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1968-1970 and was a lifelong patriot.
Skip began his career at Warp Brothers Flex-O-Glass in 1971 and for 49 years he remained devoted to the success of his company. He deeply valued all employees of Flex-O-Glass and even as his health transitioned, he remained steadfast in his commitment to everyone in the Flex-O-Glass family. Skip was also the President of the Harold Warp Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska.
Skip was a calculated and driven person in all aspects of his life. He pursued fun and adventure in a meticulous way, whether that be scuba diving in Florida, flying his Aztec to Mackinac Island, tinkering with his boat, making Glogg and Lutefisk around Christmas time, fishing off the dock in Ft Lauderdale, or mixing a cocktail for a guest on the porch. Skip’s down time was never wasted. He utilized every day fully and purposefully, while still having a lot of fun building new memories.
Skip was proud of his Norwegian heritage, he loved his country, and he deeply valued his family history and traditions. Mary and Skip loved visits with their children and grandchildren and Skip could often be found sitting with a grandchild, tinkering with a toy, or laughing together. Preceded in death by his parents, Skip felt blessed by God to have a large family tree which includes his wife Mary (nee Morris); his son Christopher (Melissa) Warp and their children, Emily, Bjorn, and Jenson; his daughter Rebecca (Jan) van der Woerd and their children, Grace, Aliza, Jan and Willem; Mary’s son Jason (Jennifer) Linn and their children Ashley and Kayla; and Mary’s daughter Jennifer (Lee) Linn-Powers and their children Sebrienna, Samantha, Rylan and Keatin.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, services at this time must be private. The family will schedule a memorial event in 2021 to commemorate and honor Skip’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Harold Warp Pioneer Village, 138 E US Highway 6, Minden, NE 68959; phone number 308-832-1181. The Village website is www.pioneervillage.org or donate at https://www.patreon.com/join/pioneervillage.