Clarence E. Wistey

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  • Name: Clarence E. Wistey
  • Location of Birth: Clear Lake, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: November 19, 1911
  • Date of Death: August 26, 1977 (65 years old)
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  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch: Seabees
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  • Military Highlights:
    Clarence saw service with the Fourth Naval Construction Battalion at Dutch Harbor, Guam, and in the South Pacific during World War II.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Clarence was raised in Clear Lake, Iowa. During his senior year, he won all state honors as a tackle in football.

    Before enlisting in the Seabeas following Pearl Harbor, Clarence was in the Civilian Conservation Corps at 707 near Squaw Lake, Minnesota and was a gold miner for two years near the North Slope in Alaska.

    Following his discharge, Clarence was a commercial fisherman at Squaw Lake, Minnesota and a deputy sheriff of Itasca County for four years before becoming the custodian at the Squaw Lake School for twenty years.

    He was a charter member of the VFW Hale Post 9694, a member of the church council of Centennial Lutheran, a member of the board of directors of the Squaw Lake Coop, and a member of the Squaw Lake village council for over twenty years.

    Survivors include his wife, Vienna, one son, Barry; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Jacobs, and two brothers, H. E. Wistey and Glenn.

    Clarence is buried in the Squaw Lake Cemetery at Squaw Lake, Minnesota.

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