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Wayne Warren

Oct. 17, 1976-Jan. 14, 2009

Wayne A. Warren, 32, of Ogema, died suddenly on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at First Care Medical Services in Fosston, Minn.

Wayne Anthony Warren was born the son of Ronald and Patricia (Alexander) Warren on Oct. 17, 1976, in Rapid City, S.D. At the young age of two, Wayne moved with his family to Princeton, S.D., where he grew up and attended school. In 1996, his family moved to the Waubun area, and he began working at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen.

Wayne met Andrea Bellanger and together they had a son, Shawn, in 1997.

Wayne later worked at Audubon Engineering, Team Industries and had been employed with White Earth Sanitation for the past three years. Wayne later met Marie King, with whom he was living at the time of his death; together they have a 2½-month old son, Richard.

Whether it was hunting, fishing, ricing, netting or mushroom picking, Wayne loved the outdoors and enjoyed teaching and sharing these hobbies with all those around him. He also liked to take time to travel, read, cook and spend time drinking coffee with family and friends. Wayne didn't go anywhere without his cup or thermos of coffee.

Wayne leaves behind his fiancée, Marie, and infant son, Richard Warren, at home in Ogema; children Shawn Warren and Alyssa Bellanger, both of Waubun; stepchildren, George and Mahlynda Burnette, at home in Ogema; his father, Ronald A. Warren of White Earth; three brothers, Paul Warren (Nell Kier) and Ronald T. (Elizabeth) Warren, both of White Earth, and Shawn Warren (Ann Garrigan) of Pinewood, Minn.; two sisters, Holly (DJ) Watters of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Claudette (Michael "Stink") Bevins of Ogema; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding Wayne in death was his mother, Patricia Warren, in 2004.

Visitation begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at the White Earth Community Center, with a time of sharing and remembrance at 7 p.m., and continuing until the time of services on Tuesday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the White Earth Community Center, White Earth, with the Rev. Jim Hinson officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lyman Lowry, Mike "Stink" Bevins, John Hummingbird, Tim Warren, Ryan Warren, Jeff Potter, Jason Bellanger, and Ronnie Warren. Honorary bearers will be Kevin Mills, William Jackson, DJ Watters, Dean Bishop, Gene Soyring, Dean Bellanger, Wade Borah, William Hummingbird and all of Wayne's nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters.

Burial will be in the Warren Family Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen and Winger, Minn. There is an online guest book at