Joseph Walter Blanchard, Jr.

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  • Name: Joseph Walter Blanchard Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 28, 1927
  • Date of Death: November 10, 1999
  • Parents: Joseph W. Blanchard, Sr. & Mary (Kosel) Blanchard
  • High School and Class: 1945 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: S 1 (Seaman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: October 31, 1945
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  • Date of Discharge: October 3, 1947
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Joseph Blanchard married Idella "Dell" Goldbrand in 1973 in Marble, Minnesota. He retired as a lab technician from LTV Steel Co. He also had done upholstery work for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion of Marble, the Marble Civic Club and the Pengilly Senior Citizens.

    Joseph Blanchard died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 62). He is survived by his wife, Dell; sons Walter “Bucky” (Phyllis) and Fred (Anita) Goldbrand; daughters, Mary Jean (Ray) Martin, Lois (Gary) Shebly, and Joyce (LeRoy) Kosola; brother Frank (Barb) Blanchard; sisters, Shirley (Everett) Hill, Rita (Ron) Bubany, and Bernice (Bob) Berlin; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Elaine.

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