BATTLE CREEK - Services for Sherri L. Warneke, 48, of Battle Creek will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Battle Creek, wth burial in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Steffen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
She died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Faith Regional Health Services.
Sherri was born on Aug. 1, 1960, at Norfolk, the daughter of Russell and Mildred (Youngmeyer) Thompson. She was baptized at the Methodist Church in Winside and confirmed at First United Methodist Church, Norfolk. She moved with her family to Battle Creek in 1969 and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1978.
She married Alan L. Warneke on Dec. 29, 1979, at the First United Methodist Church, Norfolk. The couple made their home in Battle Creek where she raised her children. She loved her home, spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Her dog Lilly was very special to her. Her great love and care for people was seen in her work that she did as a social worker for the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for more than 25 years.
Sherri is survived by her mother, Mildred Thompson of Norfolk; her husband, Alan Warneke, son Andrew Warneke, daughter Marisa Warneke, all of Battle Creek; two brothers, Mike Thompson of Winside and Jerry Thompson of Sioux City, Iowa; and one sister, Nancy Weich of Johnstown, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her father, Russell Thompson, daughter Alicia Warneke, brother Kevin Thompson, two sisters, Susan Prauner and Debbie Voge.