Charles Otto Beckman

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  • Name: Charles Otto Beckman
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 27, 1911
  • Date of Death: July 6, 1965 (54 years old)
  • Parents: ? Beckman and ? (Jamsen) Beckman
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 26, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: December 20, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Charles Otto Beckman
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: June 27, 1911
    Birth Place: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Inter State Iron Company
    Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 190
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Arne John Heikkila (sister)
    Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: scar over left eye

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Charles moved to Calumet, Minnesota as a boy. He served in Germany during World War II. In 1946, he came to Grand Rapids, Minnesota and worked for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Aad temple, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles, Moose, Cooties, and Izaak Walton League. Charles was a Pure Oil bulk distributor in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    The Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose of Grand Rapids, Minnesota provided the Honorary Escort.

    Survivors are his wife, Mabel; a step-son Jack Tregillis; a step-daughter Beverly Rill; three grandchildren; a brother, Warner Beckman; and three sisters, Mrs. Arne Heikkila, Mrs. Harry Anttila, and Mrs. Robert Rukavina.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-F-23-0-8)

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