Kathleen Mary Warnke


Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005


  Kathleen Mary Warnke

Kathleen Mary Warnke

Anchorage resident Kathleen Mary Warnke died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 78.

A memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Holy Cross Church in Anchorage. The Rev. Dan Hebert will officiate. An additional Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill, Neb., with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, O'Neill.

Miss Warnke was born May 20, 1926, in Butte, Neb. She moved to Alaska in 1971, living in Kenai and Anchorage. She was a bookkeeper and accountant in various employments from 1943 through 1992 in Washington, Nebraska and Alaska. She retired from Pacific Telecom Inc. on March 31, 1992.

Miss Warnke was a member of St. Anthony's Church. She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for more than 50 years, during which she established a new court in Nebraska and held many offices, including Regent of Court St. Pius X in Anchorage.

She enjoyed watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers on TV.

"Being the oldest in a family of 16 children, Kathleen was very generous and giving and made events special for her family. She enjoyed living in Alaska, especially for its scenery and outdoor adventures," her family said.

Miss Warnke was preceded in death by her father, Max P. Warnke; sisters, Maxine Warnke, Mary Warnke, Carol Ann Warnke and Barbara Warnke; and brothers, Joseph, Vincent, Paul and John Warnke.

She is survived by her mother, Rosalie P. Warnke of Butte; sister, Virginia Volquardsen of O'Neill; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ramona and Leonard Efta of Kenai, Regina and Dennis Schmitz of Custer, S.D., Betty and Ronald Boettcher of O'Neill, Judith and Lawrence Boettcher of Omaha, Neb., and Susan and Doug Sutton of Maryville, Mo.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Susan Warnke of Bristow, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Warnke of Omaha and Deneice Warnke of Fairfax, S.D.; 37 nieces and nephews; 55 grandnieces and nephews; and eight great-grandnieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be given to charity of one's choice.

Arrangements were made by Anchorage Funeral Home and Crematory.

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