Warren Lind Reynolds, 93, of Lauderdale, died peacefully on Nov. 3 at Regions Hospital from complications following heart surgery.
Born on Nov. 29, 1920, on a small rural homestead near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, he was the seventh of nine children of Raymond and Ellen (Lindgren) Reynolds. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and then attended the University of British Columbia, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
He met the love of his life, Rose Pallone, in British Columbia, and they married in 1946.
In 1955, he and Rose moved to Minnesota, where Warren continued his studies and earned his doctorate. He was a professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota from 1955 until his retirement at age 70 in 1991. He co-authored the book Mechanisms of Electron Transfer and had a passion for chemistry, continuing to conduct research at the University of Minnesota and in retirement well into his 80s.
His contributions to academia and science were recognized with his inclusion in the 1970 Who’s Who in America.
Warren’s greatest pleasures in life included the company of family and friends, neighborhood dinner parties, happy hours with visiting relatives, games of bridge and researching family history.
He and Rose also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada, and journeyed to Australia, New Zealand and Europe, including a sabbatical year in the former Yugoslavia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years and his son Allan.
He leaves sons Lawrence and Michael, daughters-in-law Joan and Dee, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Nick.
Warren had a zest for life and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Private interment was held at Hillside Cemetery.