Army Badge
  • Name: Herbert "Herb" Lepisto
  • Location of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 25, 1916
  • Date of Death: January 27, 1972
  • Parents: Andrew Lepisto & Mary (Rauman) Lepisto
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  • Highest Rank: Pvt (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: March 23, 1945
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  • Date of Discharge: July 11, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Herbert Lepisto
    Race: W
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: February 25, 1916
    Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Interstate Iron Co., Hill Annex Mine, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 130
    Height: 5-4
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other Characteristic: Small brown birth mark on left eye lid
    Next of Kin: Mrs. John Korpi, sister, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Herb Lepisto had been a Bovey resident since 1921. He attended schools at Marble and Coleraine and was a graduate of Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He married Loretta Mickelson in Minnesota in 1940. He was employed by the J & L Mining Co. as a welder at the Hill Annex mine in Calumet for 35 years and was a member of the Steel Workers Local No. 1437. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Disabled Veterans, Itasca Chapter 13.

    Herb died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 62). He is survived by his wife, Loretta; a daughter, Judy (Thomas) Miller; a son, Tim; three sisters, Martha Korpi, Marie (William) Ranger, and Linda (Hubert) Kuluvar; and three grandchildren.

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