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2009-12-03 / Obituaries

Ira “Sonny” Wanoreck

September 17, 1932 - November 28, 2009

Ira “Sonny” Wanoreck was born on September 17, 1932 in Rockdale, Texas. He was the only child of Willie Wanoreck and Clydell Touchstone Wanoreck. Sonny was a lifelong resident of Rockdale.

Sonny was a U.S. Naval veteran, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Barbara McDonald on August 17, 1957 in San Gabriel. Sonny was an engineer with the Rockdale Sandow and Southern Railroad for 35 years and a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Rockdale VFW Post 6525.

Sonny passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009 at his son’s home in Cameron, Texas at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, on October 24, 2007 son Dennis Wanoreck on December 6, 2006, and his parents.

Sonny is survived by: son, Mike Wanoreck and wife Teresa of Cameron; daughter, Melissa Marshall and husband John of Magnolia; grandchildren, Jason Wanoreck of Cameron, Brandy Oder and husband Josh of Harker Heights, Sean Marshall of Magnolia; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Rev. Calvin Springer officiating.

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