Warren G. Sanger, Ph.D. Oct 6, 1945 – Feb 5, 2015 Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Ethel; in-laws, Bob Denman, Pat and Kenny Koch. Survived by wife, Dixie Sanger; son, Travis Sanger (Jessica); brother, Alan Sanger (Carol); sister, Deb Anderson (Larry); many loving relatives. Warren grew up on the farm in Franklin, Nebraska where he was born in 1945. After attending a small country school in Franklin, Warren played baseball and football at Franklin High School, although he loved hunting and fishing as well. Following graduation from Franklin High School, he went on to Kearney State College, graduating in 1967, and then to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned his Masters Degree in 1969 and his PhD in 1974 in concert with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Sanger served in the military at the University of Maryland, Far East Division (Seoul, Korea), as a counter-intelligence agent and an instructor in biology from January of 1969 to December of 1971. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1975. In addition to being a Professor of Pediatrics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and Professor of Pathology at UNMC, he served as a Cytogenetics Advisor for several organizations. The Director of the Human Genetics Laboratory (Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratories) and Director of Clinical Genetics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Sanger was also a Founding Fellow of the American Board of Medical Genetics. He was Board Certified as a Clinical Cytogeneticist and Medical Geneticist by the American College of Medical Genetics and the American Medical Association. Dr. Sanger was particularly interested in the areas of cancer genetics, genetic causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities, prenatal diagnosis and prenatal care. Although Dr. Sanger was passionate about his work, he found much-needed outlets in leisure time with family and friends and his dog, Brinkley. He particularly enjoyed fishing with his son, Travis, and he cherished time spent with his wife and family at his second home in Florida. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 8th from 3pm to 5pm, with PRAYER SERVICE at 5pm, all at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Monday, February 9th at 1:30pm at Rockbrook United Methodist Church, 9855 W. Center Rd. Interment, Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park with military rites by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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