Floyd Elwood Betz

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  • Name: Floyd Elwood Betz
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 21, 1914
  • Date of Death: December 14,1984 (70 years old)
  • Parents: Leo Betz and Mildred (Shipman) Betz
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  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 17, 1941 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: October 25, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Floyd Elwood Betz
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 26
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: February 21, 1914
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Blandin Paper Company
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 148
    Complexion: Dark
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Leo J. Betz (father)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Floyd worked at Blandin Paper Company in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for several years and from 1951 to 1962 worked as an electrician with Cross Electric. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Volunteer Fire Department for 29 years and retired from that service in 1963. That year, he moved to Shoreview, Minnesota with his family and was employed by 3M Alarm Services until retirement in 1977.

    Survivors are his wife, Lois; son, Nicholas; two sisters, Dorothy (James) Brace and Vivian Beaudet; three brothers, William, Raymond, and Roger; and two grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-D-21-0-4)

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