Army Badge
  • Name: Erven Edward Rahier
  • Location of Birth: Effie, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 9, 1917
  • Date of Death: September 5, 1992
  • Parents: Mitchell E. Rahier & Della C. (Kruse) Rahier
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 9, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: September 5, 1944
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Erven Edward Rahier
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: April 9, 1917
    Birth Place: Effie, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Effie, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Sextus Salmonson, Bigfork, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Other characteristic: Scar on upper lip
    Next of Kin: Mike Rahier, father, Effie, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Erven Rahier was a member of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) prior to entering the military. He married Oralee Volk in Bigfork, Minnesota in 1947. He was a self-employed logger in the Effie, Minnesota area for many years. He was a member of the Effie Presbyterian Church, the Bigfork VFW and American Legion, and was an avid outdoorsman.

    Erven died in Bigfork, Minnesota and is buried in the Bigfork Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Oralee; sons, John W., Dale M., and Darrell L.; one daughter, Donna M. Thomas; a brother Milo; six sisters, Mae Kendall, Grace Cormican, Jean Johnson, Lenora Rahier, Shirley Romnes, and Gloria Durkee; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Lyle, in 1971.

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