John Earl Anderson

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  • Name: John Earl Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Wadena, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 1915
  • Date of Death: April 1, 1992 (76 years old)
  • Parents: John Anderson and Bennie (Franks) Anderson
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S1 (Seaman First Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: May 10, 1944 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: February 12, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: John Earl Anderson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 24
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: October 20, 1915
    Birth Place: Wadena, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Blandin Paper Company
    Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 176
    Complexion: Dark
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Cleoine Ida Anderson (Cleone)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    On June 22, 1939, John married Cleone Carno. He was employed at Blandin Paper Company for over 40 years, retiring in 1978. He owned and operated Anderson Cycle and Fixit Shop for over 30 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church, Endiron Trailer Club and Ponti-Peterson Post 1720 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    John was preceded in death by his wife in 1990. He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Amundson and Delores Audette; three brothers, Orvel, Elwood and Richard; two sisters, Ila Bishop and Donna Schadegge (Schaduck?), four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-10-1-3)

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