Monday, June 04, 2007

Obituary: Warren Garvase "Red" Rounds - Class of 1938

MCFARLAND - Warren Garvase "Red" Rounds, age 86, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at St. Mary's Care Center. He was born on June 30, 1920, the son of Marlin and Olga (Thuesen) Rounds. Red graduated from Madison Central High School in 1938. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Friedland on July 5, 1941, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage together. Red served his country during World War II in the Philippines, with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran church and a life member of V.F.W. Post No. 1318. Red worked for the state of Wisconsin, as a painter at the Capitol and the Governor's Mansion, retiring after 38 years of service in 1980. He enjoyed traveling, playing cribbage, gambling and Friday Fish Frys. Red loved spending time with his family, especially at the family cabin in Crivitz and summer gatherings at various water-parks in Wisconsin Dells. He lived life to the fullest. Red is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; his children, Thomas (Nancy), Michael (Sharon), Robert (Kathy), Susan (Jim) Pharo and James (Kelly); eight grandchildren, Laura (Mike) Saunders, Sarah (Don) Johnson, Austin and Ashley Rounds, Nicholas Pharo and Benjamin, Katie and Hannah Rounds; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Matthew Rounds; two brothers, Richard and Charles; and a sister, Lorraine Soehnlein. Funeral services will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1021 Spaight St., Madison, at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Dad and Grandpa, "We'll miss your love for your family, generosity and sense of humor." He always said, "If you're going to drive, don't forget your car." Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 4, 2007

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