Warnke, Cora E.
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Cora E. Warnke, 98, peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord on December 19, 2012, at Grancare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fond du Lac.
She was born on July 13, 1914, in LaCrosse, the sixth of nine children to Charles and Alice Von Allmen.
Cora married Henry Egli in 1934, where together they owned and operated a cheese factory in the Montello-Dalton area until Henry passed away in 1951. Cora later married Arthur Warnke and moved to Fond du Lac in 1952. Cora was employed at Wells Mfg. for 23 years and retired in 1977.
She was a member of Luther Memorial Church, Fond du Lac.
Survivors include her son, Charles (Virginia) Egli; a grandson, Michael (Lori) Egli; two great-grandsons: Tyler and Andrew Egli, all of Fond du Lac. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, a special niece, Edith Bottleman; and many friends from Luther Memorial Church, especially Rhoda and Gordon Krause.
Cora was preceded in death by her second husband, Arthur Warnke, in 1973; two brothers, Elmer Von Allmen and Paul (Lou) Von Allmen; six sisters, Johanna (Clyde) Greener, Rose (Otto) Voegeli, Bertha (Paul) Lueck, Charlotte (John) Kunz, Olga (Alfred) Handle, and Alice (Frank) Klein.
Cora will be remembered as a jolly and friendly person who loved hugs and looked younger than her 98 years of age.
The celebration of her life will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Luther Memorial Church, 134 21st Street, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Neal Radichel officiating. The visitation will be on Saturday at church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Luther Memorial Church.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Grancare for the wonderful care she received, and especially for all the many hugs she received from the staff. God bless all of you.
Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Dec. 21, 2012