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Donald Frederick Warnke

April 21, 1930 ~ March 21, 2020 (age 89)

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Donald Frederick Warnke passed away Saturday March 21, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 89. He was born April 21, 1930 in Toledo to Walter and Marie (Bremer) Warnke and graduated from Libbey High School in 1948.

After high school, Don served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He went on to work at Therma Tru Door Mfg. as a warehouse specialist. After his retirement in the early 80’s, Don was a locker room attendant at Highland Meadows Country Club.

He loved running participating in a Boston & Dallas Marathons and at the age of 63 ran 63 miles in 24 hours. Don also was an avid sports fan of the Detroit Tigers, Toledo Walleye and NASCAR.

He enjoyed gardening his vegetables and spending time doing things around the house. Don liked going to the German American Festival where he enjoyed his German Beer. Don also loved going on numerous cruises with his wife Maryann.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years of marriage,  Maryann  Honas  Warnke,  sons Don Jr  (Debbie), Tim (Sally), Larry (Meliane) , Tom (Kim). Grandkids Johnny, Alyssa, Adam, Sarah, Sydney, and Issac.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at later date. His family would like to thank everyone for understanding the delay in Celebrating Don’s Life.  Services have been entrusted with the Castillo Funeral Home.

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March 26, 2020

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