Agnes "Aggie" Anna Hachey Lander

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  • Name: Agnes "Aggie" Anna Lander (Hachey)
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1921
  • Date of Death: September 29, 2012
  • Parents: Alex Hachey & Mary (Kassler) Hachey
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: July 31, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Duluth, Minnesota
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War II Army Enlistment (1938-1946)
    Name: Agnes A. Hachey
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents
    Rank: Private
    Birth year: 1921
    Nativity state or country: Minnesota
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Waiters & waitresses, except private family
    Enlistment date: July 31, 1944
    Enlistment place: Duluth, Minnesota
    Branch: Women's Army Corps
    Component: Women's Army Corps
    Source: Civil life
    Height: 88
    Weight: 999

    Agnes Hachey served as a clerk in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

    Newspaper article: Grand Rapids Herald-Review, Grand Rapids, Minnesota - May 29, 1946: "Corporal Agnes Hachey, who has been stationed as a member of the Air WAC, at Tampa, Florida, recently was transferred to Langley field, Virginia. Cpl. Hachey has been assigned, during her two years in service, to secretarial positions. She is the daughter of Mrs. Alex Hachey of Grand Rapids."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Agnes Hachey married Russell Lander after her return from military duty. She worked as a cost clerk for the City of Coleraine where she and her husband Russ resided until he passed away in 1988. Agnes then moved to Lakeshore Place apartments in Grand Rapids and was active in donating her time to many local non-profits.

    Agnes Lander died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 140). She is survived by her sister, Rosemary Patterson; brother, Bill Hachey; her beloved nieces and nephews, known to her as the "Dirty Dozen"; and several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ; parents, Alex and Mary; brother, Alex Hachey; sisters, Genevieve and Catherine Hachey, Florence Carlson, and Shirley Jokinen; and nephew, David Jokinen.

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