Warren Leo Crist went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 27, 2022. Leo was born on March 24, 1927, on a farm in Osborn County, Kansas. He was the second of four children born to Louis and Bernice Crist.
His freshman year of high school he had polio, so that kept him in bed for a whole year. However, that didn’t stop him. He graduated from Osborn High School in 1945.
After graduation, he started working for the Santa Fe Railroad. While working for the Santa Fe, he met a young lady named Margie Carpenter, who also worked for the Santa Fe. They began dating and were married on April 18, 1959. Both worked many years for the Santa Fe Railroad, with Leo retiring in 1989.
Leo was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Lee Crist; his parents; and a sister, Marge Self.
He is survived by his daughter, Tina Schmidt and husband Larry; a grandson Brandon and wife Samantha; precious great-grandson, Victor; and sisters, Dorothy Markham and Twila Frank.
Some of Leo’s favorite things in life were hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved the great outdoors, and you could always find him working on a project.
In their retirement Marge and Leo traveled to every state at least twice.
He was a member of First Baptist Church for over 43 years. And volunteered at Crosswind Conference Center for many years.
There will be a graveside and home going service for him at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, September 1, 2022, with Chip Bungard officiating.
A memorial has been established in the name of First Baptist Church, Newton, and may be left with Petersen Funeral Home.