Army Badge
  • Name: Joe Cigonovich
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 9, 1924
  • Date of Death: April 21, 2004
  • Parents: Milan Cigonovich & Marie (Chrep) Cigonovich
  • High School and Class: 1942 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: TEC 4 (Technical 4)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: March 22, 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: December 8, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Joe Cigonovich
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: September 9, 1924
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 1942
    Employer: Paul's Service Garage, Calumet, Minnesota
    Weight: 200
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mary Cigonovich, Calumet, Minnesota

    Joe served in the European Theatre during WW II

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Joe Cigonovich married Eini Tamminen in 1953. He was an auto mechanic for Paul’s Garage in Calumet, Minnesota for 33 years, retiring in 1980. He was a 33 year member of the Calumet Fire Dept, serving as chief for a few years. He also served on the Calumet City Council for four years.

    Joe died in Calumet, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Serbian section - Block 45, Lot 31). He is survived by special friend of 26 years, Carolyn Vogt; three sisters, Mary (Louis) Williams, Ann (Pete) Jones, and Mitzy (Charlie) Stevens; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milan and Marie Cigonovich and his wife Eini.

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