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Herbert Warnken - April 13, 2012

Herbert Warnken, 83, of Hildreth died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Long Term Care in Minden.
Herb was born March 4, 1929, to Fred and Hazel (Riefesel) Warnken in Hildreth.
He grew up in the Hildreth area and graduated in 1947 from Hildreth High School.
He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and was stationed in Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for four years. He headed a research and development team for jet engines.
He married Colleen Ann Popple in July of 1969. They raised two children, Kim and Kelly.
After the service, Herb came home to farm in the Hildreth area. He also worked for the Hildreth Public Schools and was a volunteer fireman for the Hildreth Fire Department and a member of the Hildreth Lions Club. He was also a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth.
Survivors include his daughter, Kim Sindt and husband, Steve, of Inavale; son, Kelly Warnken of Kearney; grandchildren, Adam Sindt, Brock Sindt, Caitlyn Sindt, Riley Kishkunas and Zach Warnken; sisters, Lorraine James from Lincoln, Lenora Westerbeck of Alma, Darlene Johnson from Colorado and Myrna Augsburger from California.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Colleen; parents and one sister.
Visitation will be at the Jelden-Craig Funeral Home in Hildreth on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Revs. Steven and Patti Byrne officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Jelden-Craig Funeral Home in Hildreth is in charge of arrangements.