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Ralph Warkoczeski

Ralph "Jim" Warkoczeski

Tuesday, April 25th, 1939 - Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Obituary

Ralph James “Jim” Warkoczeski, 80 of Coldwater passed away Thursday, February 06, 2020 at Maple Lawn. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Coldwater with Rev. Fr. Paul Redmond of St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Dutcher Funeral Home from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00. Jim was born April 25, 1939 to Anthony and GiGi (Lopez) Warkoczeski in Coldwater. He graduated from St. Charles Catholic School in 1958. In 1962 he was drafted into the U.S. Army serving 2 years before his honorable discharge. On August 29, 1964 he married the love of his life, LuAnne Pifer at St. Charles. Jim was a hardworking man, starting his working career at age 16 with Kroger. He worked with them for 20 years, becoming the Co-Manager and Head of Produce. Jim then worked at Ralph Schaffer Distributing for 4 years as a route delivery and salesman. In 1976 he and LuAnne purchased Newt’s Market in Tekonsha which they ran for more than 20 years before retiring in 1998. Jim was a man of strong faith and a long-time member of St. Charles. He was a member of the Coldwater Elks. Jim enjoyed cooking and eating his creations, especially for Sunday family dinners. He liked spending time at the lake cottage on Lake George. His true joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jim will be remembered as being an avid Notre Dame fan with a great sense of humor with his “famous” one liners. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, LuAnne Warkoczeski of Coldwater; his children Andrew Warkoczeski of Coldwater, Suzy (Joe) Gonzalez of Coldwater, and Tony (Jen) Warkoczeski of Berkley, MI; his sisters Patricia (Mitchel) Paul of Kalamazoo and Viginia “Sue” (Conrad) Killian of Brea, CA; his grandchildren David, Matthew, and twins Veronica & Victoria Gonzalez, and Everly Warkoczeski; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be directed to St. Charles Catholic Church or School. www.dutcherfh.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    Address
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Charles Borromeo Church
    Address
    150 Taylor Street
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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    A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Coldwater with Rev. Fr. Paul Redmond of St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Dutcher Funeral Home from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00.
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Address
    809 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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Roger Trana

Posted at 05:37pm
We will miss Jimmy's ever present smile and the laughter that followed. A kind and generous man who raised a great family with the support of his fine wife Luann. Condolences and Blessings to the family and all who will grieve his loss.
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Sharon Warsop

Posted at 08:53am
Luann and family, My family has so many great memories of Jim when you had Newt's market in Tekonsha. He always had something to say... when you sold the store you were so missed by the community and my family. Thank you for the wonderful memories. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Blessings to all the family at this sad time.
Sharon Warsop
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Jim Blossom

Posted at 01:52pm
We will never forget the great tailgate parties we had together at ND home and some away games. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to LuAnne and family. Jim & Bev Blossom
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