Warren Louis Vinz was born on February 5, 1933 at Spencer, SD to Henry and Freda (Meuler) Vinz. He grew up in the Spencer area where he attended school and farmed and ranched. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. Warren has always been an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Warren married Darleen Buchholz in 1951 to which three children were born, Cathleen, Douglas, and Lois.
In 1969 Warren married Lois Knizley. Three children were brought into this union, Betty, Dorlea, and Chris, and two children were born into it, Pam and Ruth.
He was united in marriage to Mary “Toots” M. (Mohnen) Koch on November 2, 2001. Nine more children were brought into this union, Douglas, Dori, Lynn, Robert (Bob), Janet, Lisa, Polly, Mary, and Marjie. Warren and Mary resided in Spencer, SD where they enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards and spending time with family and many friends.
In September 2015, Warren began having many health issues. In January 2016 he entered the Covington Heights Nursing home in Sioux Falls where he resided until he was called to his heavenly home on August 16, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; sisters: Joyce Tellijohn of Mankato, MN, Linda Sieverding of Jefferson, SD, Betty Schoon of Spencer, SD, Celeste Mokros of Salem, SD; brothers: David Vinz of St. Paul, MN, Duane Vinz of Sioux Falls, SD and Bryan Vinz of Centennial, CO; and many children, step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.