Joseph "Joe" Gareri, Jr.

Army Badge
  • Name: Joseph "Joe" Gareri, Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Charivalle, Italy
  • Date of Birth: March 22, 1922
  • Date of Death: December 17, 1999 (77 years old)
  • Parents: Joesph Sr Gareri & Marie Gulli Gareri
  • High School and Class: Greenway High School Coleraine Minnesota, 1941
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  • Highest Rank: Army Staff Sergeant
  • Branch: Army
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  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    102nd Infantry European Theater
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: MN
    Name: Joe Gareri
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: Mar 22 1922
    Birth Place: Charivalle Italy
    Residence Place: Bovey MN
    Registration Date: Jun 30 1942
    Employer: Cleveland Cliffs Mining Co.
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5’11”
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Black

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Scenic Range News Bovey MN December 23 1999: OBIT: Born in Italy, he grew up in Bovey and was a 1941 graduate of Greenway High School. He married Mildred Rukavina on June 7, 1947 and lived in Coleraine for 11 years then moved to Midway for over 40 years prior to moving to Grand Rapids. He was a surveyor and draftsman for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Co. retiring as pit foreman after 40 years of service. Joe was an Army veteran serving with the 102nd Infantry in the European Theater during WWII. Preceding him in death were his parents Joseph and Mary Gareri, Sr. and sister Clara Fratianni. Survived by wife Mildred, two sons, Joseph and Michael; three granddaughters; a brother, Peter; and sister, Mary Gould and Elizabeth Johnson. Funeral at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church December 20, 1999.

    Joe was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Coleraine, Minnesota, Council 5761 Kings of Columbus, and Ponti-Peterson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1720 of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Joe is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-A-47-2-2)

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