WARREN D. CHAMBERLAIN
Memorial services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Warren Douglas Chamberlain was born on February 2, 1927 in his grandfather's farmhouse in Washington Township, Marion County, Iowa.
His parents were Douglas Ronald Chamberlain and Loretta Wilkinson Chamberlain. Warren had a younger brother, Robert Wayne Chamberlain who was born on April 29, 1930 and passed away on October 29, 1997.
On June 18, 1955 Warren married Dorothy Ann Kasner of St. Cloud, Minnesota and together they had three children, Mark, Daniel and Sue Ann.
Warren joined the United States Navy at age 18 during the latter part of World War II and served as a seaman aboard a rocket launching ship, LSM(R) 520. When the war ended on August 15, 1945 he transferred into the Naval Air Corp to serve as a fighter pilot. After learning to fly a fighter airplane, as part of his training, the Navy sent him to Marquette University at Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a year and then to the University of South Dakota at Aberdeen, South Dakota for his second year. His enlistment expired when he reached age 21 and he then enrolled in the re-known night law school, The Saint Paul College of Law, from which he graduated in 1952.
Warren moved to Faribault, Minnesota and worked as a liability insurance adjuster for six months before starting his own law practice in Faribault where he practiced law for the next 43 years before retiring in 1989. During these years Warren served as a municipal judge for four years, served as Faribault's city attorney for many years and also served for three bi-annual sessions in the Minnesota State Legislature, but declined to run for re-election when the Legislature changed to annual sessions.
Warren was a member of many civic and legal clubs and organizations.
He died on Friday, October 4, 2013 at his home and will be entombed in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, which is a private cemetery owned by his son, Mark Chamberlain. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 58 years; three children, Mark (and Linda) Chamberlain of Faribault, Daniel (and Patricia Monahan) Chamberlain of Warrensburg, NY and Sue (and Josip Buric) Chamberlain of Foster City, CA; seven grandchildren, Tassja Chamberlain (and Matt Roehrick), Evongelene Chamberlain (and Mike Bessette), and Jonviea Chamberlain (and Pete Ward), Natalie (and Kenny) Richter, Dustin (and Krista) Chamberlain, Steven White (and Lauren Myers) and Carol White (and Jarell Hudgins); along with great grandchildren, Harlow Jean Roehrick, Zoe Richter, Crosby Richter, Audrey Chamberlain and Adriana Chamberlain.
Name: Michael A. Grinney
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
I always enjoyed working with Warren on the many committees and organizations over the years. He always assumed a leadership role in whatever he tackled and always seemed to always have the best advice. My most heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
Name: Brian & Julie Starkson
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time in your lives. Warren was a wonderful man, we always enjoyed our visits with him.