WARNECKE, Ronald Ray (Age 74) Ronald Ray Warnecke, age 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30th, 2014 while under the care of Hospice at the Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was always known to his family and friends as Ray. Ray was born to the late Ronald and Vilora Warnecke on November 17, 1939 in Spokane, Washington. Ray attended Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. After the passing of his father in 1957, he took over the family business, Ray's Home Furnishings and Auction House at a very young age. He married Betty Carbaugh on February 24, 1962 in Spokane, Washington. Ray, Betty and their two young sons moved to Powderhorn Bay on Coeur d'Alene Lake after selling the family business. He held jobs selling automobiles, advertising, and business supplies in the Coeur d' Alene, Idaho area. He also owned One Shot Charlie's in Harrison in the late 70's and was involved in community events such as the Old Time Picnic. He later moved to Dalton Gardens, Idaho where he resided at the time of his death. To him no one was a stranger for long. He often made friends with people on their first acquaintance. He is survived by his two sons, Ronald Warnecke, Jr. (Susan) of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Timothy Warnecke (Karen) of Avondale, Idaho; and two grandchildren, MaryAnn Warnecke and Joseph Warnecke, both of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 1:00 o'clock p.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Ray will be laid to rest privately by his family, joining his parents, at the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Spokane, Washington. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. Fourth Street, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ray's name may be made to Hospice House of Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho 83835. Please visit Ray's online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 8, 2014