John Hugh Wright

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  • Name: John Hugh Wright
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 18, 1948
  • Date of Death: October 28, 2001 (53 years old)
  • Parents: Willard "Pappy" Wright and Marion (Geiger) Wright
  • High School and Class: Cook County High School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
  • College: Community College in Ely, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    John served in the Army Military Police during the Korean Conflict.

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    John lived in Virginia, Minnesota before moving to Grand Marais, Minnesota in 1956.

    John was employed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation for more than twenty-eight years.

    John married Barbara in 1988 at St. John's Catholic Church, Grand Marais, Minnesota.

    He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Grand Marais, Minnesota, American Legion Post 413, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6024 and the Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club. He loved living on Track Lake, enjoyed partridge hunting, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, boating, the outdoors and his pet dogs.

    John was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents; and his godparents, Helena and Frances Henneberry.

    John is survived by his wife, Barbara; his mother, Marion Wright; cousins Marcy Bedard and John Henneberry; and he became an uncle and great-uncle by his marriage into a large family.

    John is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery at Grand Marais, Minnesota. (No picture of grave marker is available at this time.)

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