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MORRIS FREDERICK WARNECKE 2/13/1922 - 1/1/2014 Morris Frederick Warnecke, the eldest of eight children was born Feb. 13, 1922 in Wilbur Washington to father, August, & mother, Beatrice. He passed on Jan. 1st 2014 in Victorville Calif. Preceded in death by brothers Louie, Gene, Byron, Donald, Roland, and step-son Paul. Survivors Robert & sister Nelletta. Morris was an athlete, lettering in basketball and tennis in high school. His college of choice was Washington State. While majoring in accounting he decided to enlist in the Marine Corps in 1941. After serving in world War II on the USS Saratoga as a gunner, he Had two tours of duty in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a recruiter. When serving in Bremerton, Washington Morris met Madeline and they were married shortly after meeting in 1959. Morris had three daughters from former wife, Ethel, Beatrice, Nellita and Sandy & 3 step-sons from Madeline's former husband, William Derflinger, Tim, Dean, and Paul. In 1961 Morris was stationed in San Diego as a Drill Instructor at MCRD. In 1964 Morris was stationed in Hawaii. After twenty six years (1941-1967), he served during WWI, Korean, & the Vietnam Wars. Morris retired from the military and came back to San Diego, and worked for Bank Of America. After 20 years of being in the San Diego area, after retirment they enjoyed traveling with their RV throughout the US and parts of Canada. Morris and Madeline moved to Silver Lakes, Calif. at a golf destination. They played golf nearly every day and made many friends. They had a wonderful life together. There are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Morris will be missed and is loved by all. We want to celebrate his life. Services will be held at Desert View Memorial Park, Jan. 13 at 1pm for viewing, by members of the S.D. Elks Lodge #168, where he was a life member. He passed with his loving wife and family members with him.
Published in the Daily Press from Jan. 8 to Jan. 12, 2014
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