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Robert Michael Warner

11/20/1947 — 01/28/2023

From Richland, WA

Robert Michael Warner

Robert Michael Warner Born November 20, 1947 – January 28, 2023
Michael was born to Henriette and Robert Warner in Walla Walla, WA.
He grew up in Santa Rosa, Calif., but moved back to graduate from Walla Walla
High School. He later moved to the Tri-Cities and soon started managing various
grocery stores such as IGA and Price Chopper.

Michael had a son, Jason, from a previous marriage in the early 70’s. In 1978
Michael met his wife of 43 years, Debra LaPierre and married a year later. Michael
took a management position in Spokane while Debbie attended EWU to finish her
teaching degree. They soon moved back to the Tri-Cities and after ten years of
marriage had two children, Drew and Demie.

Michael had a lifelong passion for fishing and playing tennis. He also loved playing
city league basketball, and watching his children in school sporting events.
He enjoyed traveling around the PNW, especially Lake Tahoe/Reno. Numerous trips
were taken to Hawaii and Boston, but his favorite was NY. He always boasted about
climbing to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

After retiring, he managed Walla Walla Recycling for his sister, Robyn, and brother-
in-law. Lunches were spent playing cribbage and card games with Robyn. They

loved each other’s company!
Michael lost his battle with cancer, but was showered with love his remaining days
by family.

Michael is survived by his wife, Debbie, children, Drew Warner, Demie (Michael)
DeStefano, Jason (Amina) Warner, sister, Diane Wilhoit, brother, Bill Warner,
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to his favorite Christmas charity, “The Angel
Tree”.

A gathering will take place April 15th with family and close friends in Mukilteo, WA. Please contact family members for details.

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  • Debbie, I’m so sorry.

    Jon Boisoneau
    February 7, 2023
    Richland
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