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Obituary: Kenneth L. Warfel

September 15, 1923 – July 9, 2019

information provided by the family

Kenneth Warfel, age 95, of Lansing, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

He is survived by sons Michael Warfel of Renton, WA, and Gary Warfel of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by Sally Warfel, his wife of 63 years; mother, Fern Foltz Warfel, and father, Ray Warfel, of Newton, IL; and brother, Lynn Warfel, of Portland, OR.

Ken was born in Newton, IL, on September 15, 1923. He served in the US Army from January 1943 through October 1945 as a T/4 in the 115th Medical Battalion of 40th Infantry Division, where he earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service in the Pacific Theater. He worked as a lab technician for the Sinclair Oil Company from 1945 until his retirement in 1985. Ken served as secretary-treasurer for School District 171 and was active in Boy Scouts of America Troop 246. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

At the request of the family, services will be private.

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  1. Sorry for your loss Gary.. prayers for your family at this sad time. Lansing has lost a wonderful community member but he has left some great footprints! Celebrate his amazing life!
    Debbie Danielson Waitekus

  2. Gary, sending condolences to you and Mike as your mourn your father’s passing. A life of service and a life well lived is worth celebrating.
    Kathy Richardson Petrikin

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