ALOYSIUS G. "AL" WARNECKE
KALIDA - Aloysius G. "Al" Warnecke, 98, of Kalida, died 9:00 a.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013, at The Meadows of Kalida. He was born June 19, 1914, in Glandorf, to the late Joseph and Mary (Smith) Warnecke. On April 30, 1941 he married Anna Marie Schroeder and she survives in Kalida.
Also surviving are his children: Paul (Cathy) Warnecke, Ken (Shari) Warnecke, Mark (Ann) Warnecke all of Kalida, Joe Warnecke of Ottawa, John (Barbara) Warnecke of Glandorf, Dave (Brenda) Warnecke of Kalida, Julianna (James) Landin of Ottoville, Helen (Leon) Meyer of Glandorf, Virginia (Jack) Gajewski of Delmar, NY, Karen Warnimont of Miller City, and Donna (Rick) Rosengarten of Glandorf; 37 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Donna Warnecke of McCutchenville.
He was preceded in death by 6 brothers: Leonard, Joseph, Urban, Leo, Walter and Sylvester; 3 sisters: Odelia Meyer, Mary Birkemeier and Helen Warnecke; and a son-in-law Richard Warnimont.
Mr. Warnecke was a retired farmer, past agent for Asgrow Seed Company and formerly worked as a seasonal worker at the Buckeye Sugar Company. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida and it's Holy Name Society and Fr. Michael Muehe Council 5669 Knights of Columbus where he was a past Grand Knight; the Ottawa Eagles, a lifetime member of the Farmer's Union and Past President NFO. Al was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and provider for his family. He enjoyed praying the rosary, playing cards, gardening and telling jokes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday and from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa. There will be a K of C rosary service at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com
My prayers this day for all of the Warnecke Family. I am sorry I cannot make the funeral to honor your husband, dad, and grandfather.
Posted Mon April 08, 2013
May God Bless You and Keep You and Your Family in this time of Mourning. If there is anything the Defiance Family can do please don't hestitate to contact me. God Bless You.....
Joe & Ruth Gerdeman
Posted Mon April 08, 2013
We send our deepest sympathy and will be remembering and praying for all of you during this most difficult time.
Love, Joe & Ruth Gerdeman
Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Anna Marie & Family:
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am sorry I could not make it to the funeral home to express my sympathy.
Randy Schroeder & Family
Posted Wed April 10, 2013
My heart is heavy and aching at this time for all of you. Your dad was a special person, and I enjoyed my few visits with him at the Heritage. May God be with you all and give you strength and comfort. I know it won't be easy, but you have many, many happy memories of him. Love you guys and wish I were there.