Warren Dean Sirois, of St. Paul, MN, left this world on 11 August 2019 to journey westward to Gaagige Minawaanigozigiwining, the land of everlasting happiness. Warren was born in Cloquet, MN to Thomas Alfred and Veronica Adeline Sirois (Couture) on June 1, 1936 and was an enrolled member of the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Minnesota.
Warren graduated from Hermantown High School in 1955 and then worked with his father for several years before serving in the United States Army in Greenland from 1961-1963. During that time, he was married to Neoma “Jean” Fryklund and they had two children, Susan Marie and Scott Michael.
Upon leaving the Army, he began a lifelong career as a professional driver by driving for Greyhound Bus Company, where he met his second wife, Barbara. They married in Milwaukee in 1967 and had three children: Christene Ann, Dean William, and Ann Marie.
After leaving Greyhound, Warren worked as an over-the-road truck driver for a number of companies, including Joseph Schlitz Brewing, Miller Brewing, SC Johnson, Ryder System, Inc., and MW Kasch. Over the course of his career, Warren drove to every state in the contiguous United States at least three times and logged well over a million driving miles with an impressive safety record. When he wasn’t driving, Warren enjoyed spending time with his family and following many sports.
Warren is survived by daughters Susan Sirois, Christene Sirois Kron (Steve), and Ann Sirois (Kurt Hackett); sons Scott Sirois (Nola) and Dean Sirois; granddaughters Tiffany (Jason), Angelica, Andrea, and Cayenne; grandsons Michael Turner (Kim), Tony Morrison, and Owen Sirois Hackett; and nieces and nephews.
Warren was preceded in death by his wife 51 years, Barbara; his parents Thomas and Veronica; his sister Mary Ellen; and his brother Thomas.
Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00pm on Thursday, 15 August 2019 at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 1979 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul MN. Burial will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, 16 August at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Mauston. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Fond du Lac Enterprise to benefit Ojibwe Language Program. For information on donating, please email email@example.com.
The family extends their sincere gratitude to all of the exceptional staff at Lyngblomsten Care Center and at DaVita Dialysis for their kind and compassionate care of Warren.
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