Karen Sue Warncke

1945 - 2021


Karen Sue Warncke, age 75, of Wauseon passed away after a lengthy illness on April 17, 2021 in Fulton Manor in Wauseon.  

Karen was born October 15, 1945 in Wauseon to Paul and Selma (Tietje) Warncke. Karen was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon.  She graduated from Wauseon High School.  Karen received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and German from Northern Michigan University and later her Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo in Administration.  Karen taught high school in Onaway and Dundee, Michigan and later became a school administrator for several years in Wisconsin. After leaving education Karen returned to Michigan and took a position as House Director of Pi Beta Phi Sorority at the University of Michigan.  Upon retiring she moved to her favorite place, Marquette, Michigan, for a few years before moving back to Wauseon to be near family.

Karen loved traveling, reading, and spending time with her many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Marvin and Lowell Warncke; and infant sister, Joanne. Karen is survived by brothers, Don (Carol) Warncke; Verne (Phyllis) Warncke; Larry (Neva) Warncke; Roger (Pat) Warncke; sister, Joyce (Richard) Darcy; and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Warncke and Judy Warncke.

All services will be private through the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon. Inurnment will take place at the Wauseon Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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April 22, 2021 8:13 PM

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Rudolph Rabe

April 22, 2021 7:28 PM

So sorry to hear of Karen's passing! The family has my sympathies!

Judi Griggs Falor

April 22, 2021 12:51 PM

I remember Karen from HS . She always had a smile , a giggle and/or a kind word . A wonderful friend , lots of fun !! RIP Karen . You were loved .

Darlene Grove Rupp

April 21, 2021 11:58 PM

Karen and I go back to our days at Tiny’s Dairy Queen where we became friends and enjoyed the family fun that Tiny and Jeanette fostered. One night we took a picture of us dressed in one ofTiny’s uniform.s .  We each fit in a leg and could button the shirt around us.  We could not stop giggling as he gave us one of his belly laughs.  No matter how tired we were after a long night serving, we could still laugh as we cleaned the machines and prepped for the next day. Through the years Karen used to pop in whenever she was in town and we would start up right where we left off.  I know she is giving Tiny and Jeanette a big hug. Love to your family. 

Carol (Mann) Cain - Delta, Ohio

April 20, 2021 8:46 PM

Dear family of Karen,
I was so sorry to read Karen passed away.  From reading Karen's obituary she was a very talented lady.  She helped many students by her teaching and being a school administrator.  She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon growing up and I did too.  May God's loving arms be around all of you now and in the days to come.  🌹    

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