• Name: James "Jim" Louis Dimatteo
  • Location of Birth: Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 31, 1920
  • Date of Death: January 2, 1993
  • Parents: Ben Dimatteo & Myrtle (Poppe) Dimatteo
  • High School and Class: 1938 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Other Branch: Merchant Marines
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    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: James Louis Dimatteo
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: May 21, 1920
    Birth Place: Hibbing, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: Bierleys Creamery Company, Virginia, Minnesota
    Occupation: Truck driver
    Weight: 152
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Ben Dimatteo, Calumet, Minnesota

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    James Dimatteo married May Dubovich in 1944 in Minnesota. They owned grocery stores and meat markets in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska and Renton, Washington.

    Jim died in Renton, Washington and is buried in Maple Valley Hobart Cemetery, Maple Valley, Washington (Block Y 3-E). He is survived by his wife, May; son Joseph; daughters, Susan and Sally; sister Sylvia (Glen) Pinney; brothers Edward, Leonard, and Lawrence; and five grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Albert; and a son James in April 1991.

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