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  • Name: Iver Carl Blade
  • Location of Birth: Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 23, 1918
  • Date of Death: November 5, 2001 (83 years old)
  • Parents: Charles Blade and Ida (Hartin) Blade
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TEC 3 (Technical 3)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: October 26, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: October 9, 1945 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Iver Carl Blade
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: July 23, 1918
    Birth Place: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Runs lunch room of his own
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 168
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Next of Kin: Ida Blade
    Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: scar on right knee

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Iver grew up and attended school in Bemidji, Minnesota.

    On December 27, 1945, he married Dorothy Bahr in Bemidji, Minnesota. In 1950 he began working for Lakehead Pipeline and retired in 1981.

    He lived in Bemidji, Viking, Deer River, Minnesota and Saxon, Wisconsin, and settled in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1986.

    He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Military Order of Cooties. He served as post commander for the VFW in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

    Iver is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Randy (Ann) and Gregory (Alice); one sister, Ellen Blade; a brother, Alvin; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Cheryll; and a brother, Hilding.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-F-35-0-6)

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