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Warren Anderson

August 13, 1932 — November 16, 2020

Warren Anderson

Warren A. Anderson, 88 of Devils Lake, N.D., (formerly Leeds, N.D.)  passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital.

Warren August Anderson was born on August 13, 1932, on the farm at rural Leeds, to Casper and Anna (Willand) Anderson.  He graduated from Leeds High School in 1950 and continued farming with his Dad. 

Warren married the love of his life, Lucille Schmaltz on June 6, 1956, in Minnewaukan, ND.  They lived, worked and raised their four children on the farm at Leeds.  Warren and Lucille moved to Devils Lake in 1994 when he stopped farming full-time (but he never really stopped). He was part of the harvest season this fall, which marked a 75th anniversary year of farming. 

Warren was always an active member of both the Leeds and the Devils Lake communities.  He served on the Leeds School Board, Towner County Water Board,  the Leeds Farmers Elevator Board, the Springfield Township Board. He was a Lions Club member and was an Honorary Farmer of the Leeds FFA.  He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church and served on the church council. 

He was very active at the Devils Lake Senior Center and was a Meals On Wheels volunteer.  He also enjoyed membership in the Eagles Club and Elks Lodges and a life member of the Odd Fellows.

Warren loved farming and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and playing cards.  He was a people person and visiting with others seemed to feed his soul.  He enjoyed watching sports and talking on the phone. 

We shall deeply miss our devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, brother and dear friend and neighbor.

Warren is survived by his wife Lucille of 64 years; sons Wade (Renae) Anderson, Harvey, N.D., Kevin (Donna) Anderson, Leeds, N.D., and Dean (Robyn) Anderson, Cedar Falls, Iowa; daughter Lori (Scott) Buchholtz, Carrington, N.D.; ten grandchildren Nolan (Nichole) Anderson, Natalie Lindgren:Brady Anderson, Jason Ostwald: Nathaniel (Ariel James) Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Bryan (Cailey) Anderson: Dustin Buchholtz, Julie (Luke) Windholz and Allison (Zachary) Frisk; seven great-grandchildren Brittany, Andrew, Bria, Everly, Kyah, Henry and Owen; brother Lyle (Betty) Anderson, Devils Lake; sisters Janet Carvell, Bismarck ND and Janice (Gordy) Persinger, Norton KS; several nieces, nephews and their families and life long friend Wayne Brager.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lucille Anderson, special aunt Dorothy Kitterman, grandson-in-law Scott Lindgren and brother-in-law Al Carvell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass.  The Mass will be live-streamed at Walk through visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home.   The Graveside Service will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, rural Leeds ND. 

Please keep your health and safety and that of other in mind when attending services.  Masks and social distancing are required. 

Casket bearers will be Warren’s grandsons Nolan Anderson, Brady Anderson, Jason Ostwald, Nathaniel Anderson, Bryan Anderson and Dustin Buchholtz and also Zachary Frisk, Andrew Ostwald and Jon Burkhart.

Honorary bearers will be Warren’s remaining grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

Reading the Scriptures will be Scott Buchholtz. Gift bearers will be Natalie Lindgren and Allison Frisk. 

Music will be special recordings by Julie Windholz and Nathaniel Anderson and Ariel James; and soloist will be Peter A. Hager and organist will be JoDee Lagein. 




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Past Services


Sunday, November 22, 2020

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, November 23, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, November 23, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery

, Leeds, ND 58346

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