Warren John Blosil, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away\npeacefully in his home in Provo, Utah, on February 18, 2021, at the age of 91. Warren was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 30, 1929, the only child of Rudolph and Gertrude Blosil. Warren’s father Rudolph immigrated from Strebersdorf, Austria, with his parents and sister in 1906, and the family name was changed from Plašil to Blosil for unknown reasons.\n\nWarren was a young teenager when the United States entered WWII. This event had a profound impact on his life, and as a result he became a lifetime scholar of WWII history. He had a deep love for his country, and for those who served and sacrificed for its freedom.\n\nAfter attending Pasadena City College for two years, Warren transferred to the University of California at Berkeley, where he met Georgia Jensen, another Cal student, at the Institute of Religion. After graduating in Geology, Warren did post graduate studies at UCLA.\n\nFollowing work with the Atomic Energy Commission and the Standard Oil Company, Warren built a successful career in commercial real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area. After retirement, he and Georgia received a call to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vienna, Austria. Shortly after their arrival in Vienna, Warren was asked to serve as the executive secretary to the Europe Area Presidency in Frankfurt, Germany. Warren and Georgia finished the last four months of their mission in Austria, which brought them added joy to be serving again in the land of Warren’s family heritage.\n\nEverything Warren did in life was centered on serving the Lord and blessing his family. With Georgia, he devotedly raised six sons and a daughter. They built a home filled with laughter, music, recreation, and gospel learning. Lively conversations occurred nightly around the dinner table. He found great satisfaction in fulfilling his Church assignments which included educating youth, serving as a Bishop in multiple congregations and as a counselor in the Oakland California Mission. He and Georgia also cherished their service at the Provo Missionary Training Center and in the Provo Utah Temple.\n\nWarren left a legacy that is cherished among his posterity. He was known for his cheerfulness,\noptimism, and unflinching integrity. He loved people, animals, and God’s creations. An accomplished black and white, large-format photographer, he had the privilege of studying with the famed naturalist photographer, Ansel Adams.\n\nWarren was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Georgia, and his grandson, Michael. He is survived by his seven children: Brian, Mark (Janet), Kathy, Randy (Carolyn), Bruce (Tammy), Kent (Magda), Jason, and 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.\n\nFamily and friends are invited to a viewing to be held at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Avenue, Provo, Utah, on Wednesday, February 24, from 6:00-8:00 PM. There will also be a viewing on Thursday, February 25, from 9:00-10:30 AM, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM.\n\nInterment is in the Orem City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of Warren’s favorite charities—Best Friends, The Humane Society, and the ASPCA.