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Warren C. Cobb, 87, of La Salle, died June 1, 2018 in Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Monday June 11, 2018 in First Congregational Church of Peru with Rev. Carl Hammer officiating. Burial will be in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman, IL. Visitation will be in the church on Monday from 10:30 AM until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling his services.
Warren was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 21, 1931 to Arnold C. and Alta R. (Woods) Cobb. He lived in Minneapolis, MN, Hyattsville, MD, Waterman, IL, Fargo, ND, and Naperville, IL, before moving to La Salle in 2002. Warren graduated from Naperville High School in 1948. Attended North Central College in 1948-1949 and attended U of I, Navy Pier in Chicago in 1949-1950. He spent his summers during WWII war years, working on his uncle’s farm in Waterman. Warren served with the US Navy from 1951 until 1955. Boot camp and Machinist Mate School, Great Lakes. He helped re-commissioned the USS Eaton, DDE510 Boston on December 11, 1951. USS Eaton joined the Atlantic Fleet during the Korean War. Three training trips to Gitmo and three good will trips to Europe in 1952, 1953 and 1954
After the Navy, returned to work at EMD in McCook, IL. He built some of the special wiring in the three Aero Train Locomotives that now are preserved in museums. He then was a draftsman at Caterpillar in Joliet and Aurora plants.
Warren married Marilyn Rose Plewa on November 1, 1975 at The Frances E. Willard United Methodist Church in Oak Park, IL
He was a member of First Congregational Church of Peru and American Legion.
He enjoyed model railroading, photography, letter writing, reading National Geographic and was a railway enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn of La Salle; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and David Cobb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church of Peru.