Warren Gerald Little

Warren Gerald Little

Dec 28, 1922 – May 25, 2017

MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday, June 2nd at 11am at Morning Star Lutheran Church, 331 So. 85th Ave.  Private burial at Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Morning Star Lutheran Church.


Warren Gerald Little passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Omaha on May 25, 2017 after 94 fruitful years.  Warren was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, on December 28, 1922 to Olga Emelia Johnson Farby Little and George William Little.  He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy from 1944-1946 as an Electronic Technician Mate on the USS DM-24, mine layer, and USS Thomas Frazer, minesweeper.  After the service, he returned to graduate as an Electrical Engineer from the University of North Dakota.  On June 22, 1949, he married Arlette Mathilda Erickson in Bismarck.  He began his long career with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers working on the Garrison Dam in Riverdale, North Dakota.  In June of 1960, the family moved to Omaha where Warren continued in the electrical design and hydro plant construction offices for the Missouri River division until he retired in August of 1980.  He was a good dam Electrical Engineer.

Warren was active in the community serving Boy Scout Troop 422 and as Vice President of the Westside Neighborhood Association.  He was a dedicated member of Morning Star Lutheran Church and put in countless hours as a volunteer working on remodeling the electrical wiring.  Warren loved to fix things, whether it was an old radio, a TV, or an appliance.  As an engineer’s engineer, he constructed gadgets of all kinds well into his 90s.  He was a man full of stories, and he loved to tell them.  No one was ever a stranger to Warren.

Warren was preceded in death by his siblings: William, Marion Rova, Chester, Kenneth, and Norman.  He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Arlette; children: Caryn Lancaster (Earl), Nancy Huetson (Rick), Brian, Dave (Martha), and Todd (Mella).  He is also survived by grandchildren: Tanya Lancaster Park, Amber Lancaster, Amanda Little Davitt, Janyne Little, Jami Huetson, Edy Lipianu, and Christopher Little; and by many nieces and nephews.



1 Condolence

  • Bruce W Rova Posted May 30, 2017 4:29 pm

    George and Olga Little raised five fine children. The world is a better place because they lived. I am blessed because I grew up among them. I loved them and miss them all. Uncle Warren was super smart and told such wonderful family stories. Loved the line in the obituary: “He was a good dam Electrical Engineer.” He was a GREAT Uncle, too!
    My wife Connie and I send our love and hugs to Aunt Arlette and my cousins Caryn, Nancy, Brian, David and Todd.

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