Nov. 29, 1933-Feb. 16, 2021

FORT JENNINGS – William Warnecke Sr., 87, of Fort Jennings died 11; 48 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

He was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Fort Jennings to Lawrence and Verena (Suever) Warnecke, who preceded him in death. On June 14, 1958, he married Irene Landwehr, who survives in Fort Jennings.

Also surviving are five children, Ruth (Glenn) Hellman, Larry (Brenda) Warnecke, Bill (Jan) Warnecke Jr and Norman (Jan) Warnecke of Fort Jennings and Jerry (Terri) Warnecke of Ottawa; two sisters, Eileen Bonifas of Landeck and Betty Calvelage of Fort Jennings; and a brother, Kenny Warnecke of Fort Jennings.

He is also preceded in death by six siblings, Marion (Ike) Ricker, Leander (Mary) Warnecke, Richard (Erma) Warnecke, Roger (Esther) Warnecke, Edwin Warnecke and Eva Warnecke.

The funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, masks and social distancing are required at the church.

The arrangements are by the LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the St. Joseph Catholic Church.