Funeral services for Warren will be held today, Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service.
Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to service time.
Interment will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids, with military rites by the Sioux Rapids American Legion.
Arnwald Warren Anderson, the son of Carl and Victoria (Peterson) Anderson, was born at Sioux Rapids, on Aug. 5, 1921. Warren was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church at Sioux Rapids. He lived his youth and received his education at Sioux Rapids, graduating at age 16 from the Sioux Rapids High School in 1938. Warren attended Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa, for two years and pursued courses in the engineering field. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps, completing 35 combat missions as a B-17 tail gunner. Warren received three Bronze Battle Stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He enlisted into the service on Aug. 14, 1942, at Des Moines, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 22, 1945, from Sheppard Field in Texas, at the rank of Staff Sergeant. Warren was a member of the 3706th Army Air Force Base Unit.
Warren was united in marriage to Catherine Rystad on Sept. 17, 1944, at Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. They were blessed with two children: Linda and Patricia. Throughout his lifetime, Warren had been employed as a plumber and electrician; and later he was a custodian at Rembrandt Consolidated School. Catherine died on March 9, 1994. Warren continued to reside in Rembrandt until becoming a resident of the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids, in February, 2004.
Warren was a member of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt where he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a great grandson, Ethan Lundberg; and his siblings: Clara Anderson, Wilmar Anderson, Herdis Parrish, Eldrid Antle and Otto Anderson.
Warren is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law: Linda Anderson of Sioux City, and Patricia Anderson and Ted DeLaca of Coolin, Idaho; his four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com