Obit: Warnke, Frederick W. (1905 - 1937)
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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/11/1937

Warnke, Frederick W. (14 AUG 1905 - 3 MAR 1937)

Frederick William Warnke was born Aug. 14, 1905 in the town of Eaton, Clark Co., Wis. and received Holy Baptism only four days later on Aug. 18. His entire childhood was spent on the farm in the town of Eaton. There he attended grade school at Eaton Center. After the family’s removal to this city he attended high school for some time, whereupon he was employed in his father’s feed mill and warehouse. In Feb. 1929 he accepted a position as mechanic with Speich & Braun Auto Company, which position he held up to Oct. 27, 1934, when the disease to which he fell victim caused a complete physical breakdown, forcing him to give up the work he so much enjoyed. Only regular X-ray treatments prolonged his life to last week Wednesday.

In Sept. 1927, at the age of 21 ½, he joined Trinity congregation as a voting member. After his father’s passing in 1932 he took over the treasureship, in which he served on and one-half years. He was the youngest deacon of the congregation, having served from Jan. 1935 to the time of his death.

On July 14, 1934 he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Louise Lenz. This union was blessed with a little son, Lawrence, on Oct. 9, 1935.

Death came to him last Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock in the Wisconsin General Hospital at Madison, as a result of chronic Leukemia, an infrequent disease of the spleen.

He reached the age of 31 years, 6 months and 19 days and is mourned by his wife and son, his widowed mother, two sisters, one niece, three nephews, his parents-in-law, 7 brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, his aged paternal grandparents, 5 uncles, 2 aunts, 21 cousins, 8 uncles and 8 aunts by marriage and 1 great-uncle.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Warnke, son Elmer and daughter Evelyn of Pardeeville; Hubert Schultz of Neenah; Mrs. Irene Scheidt and Armand Behm of Lomira; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewke, Herbert Klug of Columbus; Gust Wendt, Mearl Martin of Marshall; Miss Elmira Schroeder, Carl Schroeder of Lodi; Rev. and Mrs. O.W. Schreiber, Alberta and Laura of Suring; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hessel and Lawrence Hessel of Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Remus, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pagenkopf, Mr. and Mrs. John Junkkunz of Neillsville, Wis.

Funeral services were held from the Trinity Lutheran Church Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. George Heilman officiating. He was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.



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