Mary Jean Warming was born April 19, 1941, to Tony and Dorothy Scholten in Terril, Iowa. She was the oldest of six living children.
She was raised around the Lake Wilson, Minn., area. She was united in marriage to Harvey Bjerke on June 20, 1959. They farmed around the Lake Wilson area. They were divorced in December 1980.
She moved to Kingman in 1987 where she met and married Lyle "Cass" Warming in April 1989. She was auxiliary secretary for the Kingman Eagles Lodge for 21 years.
On Oct. 27, 2012, Mary became ill at her home and was taken to the Kingman Regional Medical Center, where she passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the age of 71.
Mary is survived by her children, Connie (Ed) Betz of Lake Crystal, Minn., Wanda Bjerke of Kingman, Charlene Bjerke of Buckeye, Ariz., and Dennis (Jode) Bjerke of Kingman; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with one more due in December; her sisters, Sharon (Loren) Gens of Chandler, Minn., Carol (Bobby) Bell of Kenosha, Wis.; brothers, David Scholten of Albuquerque, N.M., Jim Scholten of Slayton, Minn., and Dale (Tammy) Scholten of St. Paul, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cass; her parents and grandparents; one brother, Billy; one sister, Diane; and her son, Daniel.
Memorial services will be at noon, Friday, Nov. 23, at the Eagles Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in her memory to the Eagles Children's Christmas Fund or the Eagles Auxiliary Heart Fund to: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4536 N. Patsy Drive, Kingman, AZ 86409.