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His Life


May 30, 2020
Warren A. Henninger

(August 4, 1945 – May 23, 2020)

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Warren Adam Henninger, longtime resident of Moses Lake, WA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 23, 2020 following an accident while doing what he loved, working in his yard. Having accepted Christ as his Savior at a Billy Graham Crusade event, Jesus became the anchor of his life. Warren truly believed “to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Warren will be sorely missed.

Warren, son to the late Harold and Jeanette Henninger, was born August 4, 1945 in Allentown, PA. He loved growing up on a family owned potato farm - helping his dad plant, harvest, grade and sell potatoes. Warren was very active in FFA and served as FFA President at his high school. He graduated from Penn State University in Agronomy and went on to pursue his graduate studies in Crop Science at Oregon State University.

While Warren was in graduate school, he met his wife Judy. They were married in Klamath Falls, OR on July 12, 1970 and had three children. Warren’s entire life and career was spent working in the potato industry in Oregon and Idaho before moving to Washington. After graduate school, he began his work as a County Agent, then was hired by Simplot as a Researcher and Field Manager, and later moved to Moses Lake, as a Division Field Manager for Carnation (later became Nestle and then Simplot). One of Warren’s career highlights was taking the first seed potatoes to China for McDonald’s (Mac) fries. In 1997, Warren founded Ag World Support Systems to meet an industry need of an independent third-party potato inspection company. He loved every moment working with growers, processors, and potato industry folks – travelling the world. He not only loved those in the industry, but he loved his Ag World Family deeply – making sure that each person was valued and appreciated for what they did.

Warren loved serving on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest. He founded the Ag World Golf Classic benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. In its 7th year, the Ag World Golf Classic was a labor of love for Warren, raising over $425,000 for the House.

Warren was very involved in Lakeview Missionary Church for the past 42 years. He served on the church board, district board and national board of the Missionary Church. For the past 15 years, he and Judy enjoyed ministering at a local care home each Sunday morning.

Warren had a passion for God, family, and potatoes. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Warren was always a stable force in the lives of others. He loved providing for and taking care of his family, friends, and anyone in need. Warren was an honorable man who loved his Lord and his family. He was kind and often had a twinkle in his eye as he’d elbow you softly while stealing your french fries. Warren was so proud of his children and took great joy in helping them pursue their career endeavors as both a father and mentor. Warren will leave a big hole in the lives of his family, community, and the potato industry. He was loved so very much and will be missed beyond words can express.

Warren is survived by his beloved wife Judy Henninger of 49 years; his son Bryan and Nancy Henninger (grandchildren Zachary, Caroline, Nathaniel, twins Brielle and Claire) of Moses Lake, his son Craig and Sarah Henninger (grandchildren Addison, Carter, twins Landon and Cole) of Wheaton, IL, and his daughter Melanie and Adam Finch of Moses Lake.Siblings Janet and Jack Snyder, Gerald and Barbara Henninger, Donald and Nancy Henninger, Kathleen and Willard Strunk, and Marilyn and Patrick Crawley. Along with very much-loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Warren’s Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30a.m. on June 6, 2020 at potato storages located at the corner of Leslie Rd. and Howard Rd. near Warden, WA. Address for GPS (47.0428471, -118.9412307).***This will be a drive up/outdoor service. You may bring your own chair to sit outside.***

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