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Harlow Warneke

Harlow A. Warneke of Marion passed away Jan. 13 at St. Luke Living Center at the age of 95.

Harlow’s life began on July 1, 1924, near White City. He was the son of William H. and Lydia M. (Lawrenz) Warneke. Harlow is a graduate of White City High School. He was united in marriage to the former Edith L. Albright on Aug. 10, 1944, in El Dorado.

Harlow was employed by the United States Postal Service for more than 20 years, worked for Hett John Deere Implement, and was involved in several area businesses.

He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks of Newton, Marion Kiwanis, Marion Country Club, and served as a volunteer firefighter for Marion Fire Department. Harlow was also a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Edith Warneke of Marion; children Connie Warneke of McPherson, Pat (Carl) Elling of Tennessee, and Gerry Lundy of McPherson; grandchildren Carl (Christine) Elling III and Jeremy Elling; great-grandchildren Victoria, Samantha, Allie, and Sarah Elling; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Harlow’s family will gather with friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home. His memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion led by Pastor John Werner.

Memorial contributions in Harlow’s name can be directed to St. Luke Hospital Foundation or Our Savior Lutheran Church. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Harlow at

Last modified Jan. 16, 2020