James Leigh Evensen

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  • Name: James Leigh Evensen
  • Location of Birth: Deer River Township, Deer River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 11, 1926
  • Date of Death: November 29, 2002 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Meinich and Esther Evensen
  • High School and Class: attended school in Bigfork, Minnesota until he entered the military
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    James served in the 5th Army, 88th Division in Italy during World War II.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    James married Marvel Cleveland in 1947 and lived in Bigfork, Minnesota until his death.

    He was a member of the Bigfork Lutheran Church.

    James worked at Blandin Paper Company until he retired.

    He is survived by a son, David; a daughter, Marlys Curtiss; a sister, Joyce Zima; and three grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death were his wife, Marvel; his brother, Robert; and his parents, Meinich and Esther Evensen.

    James died in St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Bigfork Cemetery at Bigfork, Minnesota.

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