Howard William Godwin

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  • Name: Howard William Godwin
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 13, 1927
  • Date of Death: May 26, 2006 (79 years old)
  • Parents: William and Mary Godwin
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1945
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  • Date of Discharge: 1947
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  • Military Highlights:
    Howard served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947 where he was part of the occupation forces in Japan.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Howard grew up in Warba, Minnesota.

    He married Verda-May Gorst on May 28, 1948.

    Howard resided in Grand Rapids and worked as an electrician for United States Steel for 34 years. He also worekd for Grand Rapids Township for 13 years.

    Howard was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Alice Russell and Phyllis Demings.

    He is survived by his wife, Verda; three sons, Ken (Ofelia), Steve (Beth), and Brad (Mary); three daughters, Janis (Jim) Barton, Lorilee (Dale) Vroman, and Rhonda (Dale) Chapin; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

    Howard died at his home and is buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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