February 26, 1950 ~ December 27, 2021

Born in: Pontiac, MI
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Bruce Warnke, 71, died Dec. 27, 2021, at his home in Pueblo, Colo.  Bruce was born in Pontiac, Mich. Feb. 26, 1950, and grew up in LaPorte, Ind.  He graduated from LaPorte High School and attended the University of New Mexico.  He was employed in the construction industry as a purchasing agent and later as project manager on major projects in the Middle East and later in Houston, Texas and other sites in the United States.  After retiring he lived in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado in order to be close to his family.  Bruce had a great love for cooking and enjoyed collecting recipes.  He continued to use a flip phone and purchased a new Rand McNally Road Atlas every year.  He eschewed Google maps, Siri and most of all, Social Media.  He was opinionated but never confrontational.  He was veraciously loyal to his family, the United States flag and military.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Terry and Cheryl Warnke, and his brother-in-law Thomas Camp.  He is survived by his brother Paul (Sue) Warnke of Walkerton, IN., sister Marcia Camp of Pueblo, niece Jennifer (Scott) Egan and their children Rebecca and Andrew of Fowler and Pueblo, and nephew Brian Camp of Rockport, TX.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and his soulmate and dearest friend, Marye of Spokane, Washington.  At his request there will be no service.  Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was such a great guy and I have many fond memories of him from Laporte High School. My thoughts and prayers go out to all he left behind.
    Becky Samford

  2. Having grown up next door to the Warnke family, I have many warm memories of Bruce. My sincere condolences to Marcia and Paul and the rest of the family.

  3. Dear Paul and family,,so sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was a terrific guy. I remember playing in the barn at the farm. I think I fell in the manure but no one made fun of me.
    Jim Baumer

  4. Paul and Family,
    Sad news indeed to hear that Bruce has been taken from us much too early at the youthful age of 71 and in the prime of retirement. My hope is that he enjoyed a full and harmonious life as we all envision for ourselves. The memories that we shared throughout our coming of age in LaPorte will continue to be recalled with great joy and nostalgia. I hope these same recollections bring you comfort during this time of sadness.

  5. CandleImageDear Paul and Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. I remember him as very kind, always willing to help out and just be a great friend.
    It was wonderful to see him and talk with him at our 50th reunion.
    Condolences to you and your family.

  6. I was saddened to hear about Bruce’s passing. I have many vivid memories of the shenanigans that he, his brother Paul and our merry band of bad boys were part of. My condolences to his family and partner. May he rest in peace

  7. Dear Paul and family,
    I was saddened to read of Bruce’s passing. I last visited with him at our 50th high school class reunion. It was great to see him….he sure hadn’t changed much!!! I remember he was a really good oboe player, and had known him for a LOT of years!!!
    May the memories you have be the glue that mends your broken hearts.

  8. Dear Paul and Family,
    I am very sorry to read of Paul’s passing. Losing someone is never easy, regardless of the circumstances. May warm memories of your time together fill your hearts and give you strength, as you go through this difficult time. Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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