Warren Oscar Koenke passed away on February 5, 2014. He was born on November 22, 1949 in Lakeland, FL to Bernard and Helen Koenke. The family moved to Daytona Beach when he was very young. Warren was a self-employed maintenance man and was skilled in numerous crafts. Warren moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and remained there for 20 years before his return to the Daytona Beach area in 1995. He served in the United States Army in the 11th Armored Cavalry as a Tank Crewman. Warren also served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. Warren was awarded a Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Bronze Star for his meritorious service. He was a proud member of the Blackhorse Association, a Cavalry related group. Warren was the beloved husband of Robin for 35 years and a wonderful father to his son, Travis. Travis and his father shared a love of hockey, fishing, football, and NASCAR. Warren and Travis enjoyed a hobby together of finding collectible older toys. Warren loved and enjoyed his older music collection. Warren also had a passion and special love for his Labrador Retriever. Warren is survived by his wife of 35 years, Robin; son, Travis; three brothers, Bernard, Henry, and Bruce; as well as nieces and nephews. He was admired and loved by many friends. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on March 8, 2014 at church of Epiphany, 201 Lafayette St., Port Orange, FL.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 25, 2014