Army Badge
  • Name: John J. Anick
  • Location of Birth: Ashland, Wisconsin
  • Date of Birth: January 15, 1919
  • Date of Death: August 1, 2008 (89 years old)
  • Parents: Thomas Anick and Anna (Baszynski) Anick
  • High School and Class: DePadua High School
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 3 (Technical 3)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: Quartermaster Corps
  • Date Sworn In: June 1, 1942
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  • Military Highlights:
    John was a veteran of World War II, serving in Africa and France.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    John worked in the CCC Camp #1724 in the Day Lake-Grand Rapids, Minnesota area. He was employed at Oja's, Inc., in Pengilly, Minnesota for 20 years until the store burned in 1964, He retired in 1982 as a Maintenance Supervisor for School District #316, Coleraine, Minnesota. He was a charter and life member of the V.F.W. Post No. 8831 and past Quartermaster for many years, in Pengilly, Minnesota. John was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of St. Kevin's Catholic Church in Pengilly, Minnesota where he served as trustee for 25 years. In his spare time, John enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, and traveling with his wife.

    John was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Thomas, Philip, and Peter; and a sister, Margaret Klinepier.

    He is survived by wife of 66 years, Leona; a son, Jack (Linda); a daughter, Linda (Ronald) Harapat; his brother, Raymond (Delores); eleven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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