Warren Theodore Anderson, 73, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 2, 2019, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND after a courageous battle with cancer.
Warren was born at Ada, MN on June 18, 1946, the son ofAlvin Theodore and Ione (Raymond) Anderson. He attended Ada public schools where he played football and excelled at wrestling and graduated as a member of the Class of 1964. He went on to attend the Wahpeton (ND) State School of Science where he met the love of his life, Eve Ann Moore. Warren and Eve were united in marriage on March 6, 1965 at the First Lutheran Church in Ada. Their union was blessed by the births of Shawna, Kimberly, Ted, and Todd. Their first several years were spent living in the communities of Crookston, Fargo, and Bemidji. After the tragic death of daughter, Shawna, in a house fire in Bemidji on February 15, 1974, the family moved to Oakes, ND. While there, Warren was employed by Land O’Lakes and also owned a photography business. His great passion was stock car racing and for several years he always successfully competed at the Lisbon and Buffalo River Speedways. In the fall of 1996 Warren and Eve moved to Kapolei, Hawaii where he was employed at Home Depot. They enjoyed the warmth and sunshine for several years and one of their favorite things to do was go for long drives and see all the sights Hawaii had to offer. Sadly, their daughter, Kimberly, who had also moved to Kapolei with her family, died unexpectedly of natural causes on August 31, 2007. A few months later Warren and Eve Ann moved back to the States, settling in Grand Forks, where Warren worked at Menard’s and K-Mart.
Warren and Eve loved to go camping, fishing, and hunting together around Bemidji, Larimore, and Oakes until Eve Ann’s declining health confined her mostly to home. Sadly, she passed away on May 12, 2011. Incredible sadness came to Warren once again on April 19, 2013 with the unexpected passing of son, Todd, of natural causes. May God bless the memory of Warren Theodore Anderson.
Loving family members include Warren’s son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Wendi “Smiley” Anderson of Grand Forks; daughter-in-law, Roblyn Anderson of Grand Forks; son-in-law, Brett Boomgarden of Thief River Falls, MN; half-brother, Len RayKneip and wife, Karen, of Gardner, ND; 3 brothers-in-law: Bill Moore and wife, Char, Fred Moore, and John Moore and wife, Georgia, all of Oakes, ND; 7grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren: Sheena and Kyle Brash and their children, Jason and Mia, Alyssa Anderson (fiancé, Bryan Ware), Brandon Anderson (fiancé, Megan Sevigny), Chelsea Anderson (fiancé, Tyler Tennancour), Brandy Boomgarden, Aaron Anderson (Jenna Adair), and Carman Anderson; an aunt, Sis Raymond of Warren, MN;and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to Eve Ann, Warren’s beloved wife and best friend of 46 years, and their 3 children: Shawna Raye Anderson, Kimberly Ann Anderson Boomgarden, and Todd Aaron Anderson, Warren was preceded in death by his parents,Ted and Ione;step-father, Leonard Kneip; 2 sisters, Mavis LaChance and EmilieAnderson; and parents-in-law, James and JoAnn Moore.
The memorial service for Warren Anderson originally to be held this Friday at 2 PM at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home has been rescheduled to this coming Sunday, October 13th, at 2 PM with visitation beginning at 1 PM. If possible, the family asks you to wear anything Hawaiian in honor of Warren. Inurnment will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston.