Services celebrating the life of Josephine “Josie” Warnert, age 50, of Avon, will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 31, 2013 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Pastor Paul Dare will officiate and burial will be at a later date. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again after 10:00 AM at the church.

Josie was born on March 31, 1963 in St. Cloud to Edward and Carol (Justin) Petters. She graduated from Technical High School in 1982. Josie married Scott Warnert in 1986 and the couple later divorced. She moved to Avon 15 years ago. She has been working in the production area of X-cel Optical in Sauk Rapids for over 10 years. Josie cherished her three beautiful daughters and was a loving grandmother. Josie enjoyed hunting, fishing, biking, gardening, and walking. She also had a special love for her cats.

Josie is survived by her daughters Trista (Daniel) Bodin, St. Louis, MO; Melissa Warnert, St. Cloud; Jessica Warnert, Sauk Rapids; her mother Carol Petters, St. Cloud; her boyfriend and companion for more than 15 years Dan Maciejewski, Avon; her grandchildren Levi and Izaak Koltes; and her brother and sisters James (Shelley) Petters, Elk River; Loretta Petters, Lebanon, TN; Janyne Petters, St. Cloud.

She is preceded in death by her father Edward Petters, granddaughter Haylee Koltes, and her brothers Jeff Petters and Dean Atkinson.