Delta resident Warren R. Anderson died Oct. 21, 2017, at Horizons Care Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Graveside services were held Oct. 24 at the Delta City Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson was born and grew up in the Denver area. He served in the U. S. Army in both World War II and Korea. He returned to Colorado and joined the Sheet Metal Workers Union in 1948. In 1971, he moved with his family to Delta, where he established and served as the instructor for the sheet metal program at Delta-Montrose Technical School in the 1980s. Mr. Anderson also owned and operated his own business for 20 years, manufacturing irrigation flumes and ditch dams for farmers.
Mr. Anderson was a member of the Delta VFW and was a lifetime member of the Delta Elks Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting tools, equipment and firearms, and traveling with his wife.
He is survived by his children, Pamela (Gary) Simpson of Austin and Mike (Susan) Anderson of Delta; three grandchildren, Josh (Cara) Helmick of Eckert, Ian Anderson and Emily Anderson, both of Delta.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Allene Anderson; and one daughter, Nancy Anderson.