Army Badge
  • Name: John Joseph Kerze
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 29, 1918
  • Date of Death: May 15, 1987
  • Parents: Frank Kerze & Katarina (Gornik) Kerze
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: Pvt (Private)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 22, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: February 2, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: John Joseph Kerze
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: August 29, 1918
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Interstate Iron Co., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 150
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Lorraine Marie Kerze, wife, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: John J. Kerze
    Birth Year: 1918
    Race: White, citizen
    Nativity State or country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: July 22, 1944
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Stenographers and typists
    Marital status: Married
    Height: 00
    Weight: 000

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    John Kerze married Lorraine Patnaude in Minnesota in 1940.

    John died in Virginia, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 61).

  • Tribal Affiliation(s):