Army Badge
  • Name: Irvin Harold Lewenstein
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 24, 1920
  • Date of Death: October 24, 1986
  • Parents: Sam Lewenstein & Gertrude (Flint) Lewenstein
  • High School and Class: 1938 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 23, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: December 23, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Irvin Harold Lewenstein
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: September 24, 1920
    Birth Place: Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 15, 1942
    Employer: I. W. Lichterman, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
    Weight: 195
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Sam Lewenstein, Marble, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota – April 19, 1945 – “Dear Friends of Marble: Just a few lines of thanks for the Easter card. I say “just a few lines” because as the weather gets warmer, I become lazy where writing is concerned. Mother could probably vouch for that. I didn’t realize Easter was so soon until your remembrance arrived. The weather is so different from the comfortable Easter season at home. The big parade here consists of nothing more than a pair of shoes and shorts. We are fortunate in being located near an ice cold river and that is where most of my spare moments will be spent from now on. The other night I ran across a transient worker from the Gross-Marble mine and we had quite a bull session about home. It only made me lonesome for the place, and as my two years over here draw to a close, I am becoming very impatient for the return trip to begin. Thanks again Marble for the greetings. May they be the last Easter greetings I received from you here. Sincerely, Irwin Lewenstein.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Irvin Lewenstein married Beatrice Moskol in Minnesota in 1946. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the China-Burma-India Theater. He was president and co-owner of Northern Drug Co. for the past twenty years. He was a member of Temple Israel Synagogue and the B’nai B’rith. He served on the board of St. Anne’s Residence, and was a member of the National Wholesale Drug Association and served on its finance management committee. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; one daughter, Joan L. Sacks; one son, Philip; two brothers, Morris and Harry; and three grandchildren.

    Irvin died in St. Louis County, Minnesota and is buried in Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Arnold, Minnesota (Section A, Row ll).

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