Warren Clayton Enstrom

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  • Name: Warren Clayton Enstrom
  • Location of Birth: Bovey Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 26, 1915
  • Date of Death: Febuary 21, 2013 Dallas, Texas
  • Parents: Eric Enstrom & Esther Peterson Enstrom
  • High School and Class: 1933, Greenway High School, Coleraine MN
  • College: University Of Minnesota - Forestry Degree
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 1941
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: January 11, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    1944 160th Combat Engineer Battalion part of General George Patton's 3rd Army
  • Military Awards:
    Officer Candidate School - 2nd Lt.

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: MN
    Name: Warren Clayton Enstrom
    Race: White
    Age: 25
    Birth Date: January 26, 1915
    Birth Place: Bovey Minnesota
    Residence Place: Bovey, Minnesota
    Registration Date: Bovey Minnesota
    Employer: Balkan Mining Company
    Weight: 160
    Height: 6’
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Esther Enstrom, mother


    Bovey Press 22 May 1942: Corporal Warren Enstrom arrived home Monday afternoon to spend a week’s furlough—the first since his induction last June. but what seems to be bothering his friends is the company he brought along.



    Itasca Iron News March 30, 1944 Lt. W.C. Enstrom of Bovey married at Military Service: Mr and Mrs Eric Enstrom of Bovey are announcing the marriage of their son, Lieutenant W.C. Enstrom, to Miss Marilyn McNally of Seattle Wash. a military wedding which took place the eleventh of march at Camp Rucker, Alabama. the Camp Rucker Reporter, telling the story of the nuptial event, headlines it as a colorful wedding


    Bovey Press April 20, 1945 GERMAN PRISONER — Mr. & Mrs> E. Engstrom received a message from the War Department Wednesday that their son Captain Warren Enstrom, had been taken prisoner by the enemy on March 31 and was returned to duty on April 2. Warren is with the 160th division of Patton’s 3rd Army. He has been in the army four years and over seas almost a year.


    Warren was born in Bovey to Eric & Esther , he was the third of six children, After graduating from Greenway HS in 1933 he graduated from U of M with a Forestry degree, he enlisted in the Army completing Officers school as a 2nd Lieutenant, he participated in the invasion of Europe with the 160th combat Engineer battalion, a part of General George Patton’s 3rd Army in 1944. after the was as a construction engineer in Dallas he assisted the building of the Southland Life building and Las Colinas. He was active in the Boy Scout troop 6 as a merit badge counselor and member of Hella Shrine temple.
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    Published in Dallas Morning News on February 26, 2013
    Warren C. Enstrom passed away peacefully Thursday February 21, 2013 in Dallas Texas. Born in Bovey Minnesota, January 26, 1915 to Eric and Esther Enstrom, he was the 3rd of 6 children. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Forestry degree, he enlisted into the US Army, completing officers school as a 2nd Lieutenant. As a Captain he participated in the invasion of Europe with the 160th Combat Engineer Battalion, a part of General George Patton's 3rd army in 1944. After the war, as a construction engineer in Dallas, he assisted in the building of the Southland Life Bldg and Las Colinas. Warren was active in Boy Scout Troop 64 as a merit badge councilor and a long time member of Hella Shrine Temple. A champion for the less fortunate, Warren never met a stranger and he enchanted all he knew with humorous life stories, enthusiasm for the outdoors, and generosity. He was Lakewood Blvd's "grandfather" to children and families. All will dearly miss him. His loving wife of 46 years Mary Virginia, one brother and 4 sisters precede him in death. He is survived by two Sons and a daughter-in-law; Eric Enstrom and John and Patty Enstrom, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grand children. Memorial service will be held at the North Ridge Presbyterian Church Saturday March 2nd at 10:00 AM. 6920 Bob-O-Links Dallas TX 75214. Internment following at 1:00 PM Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park 7505 NW Highway, Dallas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital or North Ridge Presbyterian Church.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:
    Bovey Press April 20, 1945 GERMAN PRISONER — Mr. & Mrs E. Engstrom received a message from the War Department Wednesday that their son Captain Warren Enstrom, had been taken prisoner by the enemy on March 31 and was returned to duty on April 2. Warren is with the 160th division of Patton’s 3rd Army. He has been in the army four years and over seas almost a year.

  • Civilian Life:
    OBIT:
    Warren was the third of six children of Eric and Esther
    He graduated from Greenway High School, Coleraine Minnesota in 1933
    After the war, Warren was a contruction engineer in Dallas Texas, where he assisted the building of the Southland Life Building and Las Colinas in Irving Texas.
    Warren was active in Boy Scout troop 6 as a Merit Badge Counselor
    A member of Hella Shrine Temple.
    Internment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park Dallas Texas

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