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Warren Van Der Heyden


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Warren Van Der Heyden Obituary
Warren P. Van Der Heyden, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 after having lived a wonderful life. Warren, or Bud as he was affectionately known, was born in Chicago, IL on March 13, 1923 which was a lucky day for all of us. He attended Catholic schools and graduated from St. George High School, Evanston, IL in 1942. He received a Bachelor of Philosophy from Northwestern University 1962 the same year he moved his family from Mundeleine, IL to Phoenix, AZ. He was working for the IL Bell Telephone Co. when he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946 and received an honorable discharge. He married Roberta Jean McSherry on January 21, 1950 and proceeded to have four children. The first a boy Thomas Anthony next Mary Joy then John Charles and finally Mary Kim in 1960. He continued working for the telephone co. after being discharged then accepted a job with Motorola in Phoenix AZ. Wanting to offer his family more than Phoenix had to offer he picked up and moved again to Geneva, Switzerland in the fall of 1969. He moved his family back to AZ and lived in the Tempe area until he retired from Motorola in 1984. He moved himself and his wife to Gilbert, AZ where he lived the rest of his life. He is survived by his wife; his four children; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was very well loved by both family and friends and offered of himself where needed. He could always be depended on whenever asked for whatever reason and tried to see the best in people without finding fault. He is missed by all he has touched and leaves behind a great testimony to life. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday the 21st of April 2014 with a service at 12:00 noon at Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary, 1562 E. Baseline Rd. Mesa AZ 85204. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 20, 2014
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