Joyce Eileen Beidleman Leners

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  • Name: Joyce Eileen Leners (Beidleman)
  • Location of Birth: Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 22, 1919
  • Date of Death: July 25, 2009
  • Parents: Charles Beidleman & Della (Clark) Beidleman
  • High School and Class: 1937 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: February 13, 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: November 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Joyce E. Beidleman
    Birth Year: 1919
    Nativity State or Country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: February 13, 1943
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Minneapolis
    Branch: Womens Army Corps
    Branch Code: Inactive Reserve
    Grade Code: Aviation Cadet
    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: Womens Army Corps
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Library assistants and attendants
    Marital status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 66
    Weight: 120

    Newspaper article - 1944 - Cpl. Joyce Beidleman, who was home on a week’s leave visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beidleman, left Monday morning. She spent Tuesday in Minneapolis with her sister, Shirley Beidleman, and left that night to return to her post at Richmond, Va. She is employed there in the camp library.

    Newspaper article - May 1945 – Corporal Joyce Beidleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beidleman, has been transferred from the Army Air Base at Richmond, Virginia to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C.

    Newspaper article - Nov 1945 – Miss Joyce Beidelman, who has been in the service of the WAACs, has been discharged and arrived Friday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beidelman.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Joyce Beidleman worked various office jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota after her discharge from the Woman's Army Corps. She married Herbert E. Leners in 1950 and was a stay-at-home Mom.

    Joyce Leners died in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and is buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota (block 22, r 2). She is survived by son, Rev. Gary H. Leners; daughter, Cheryl L. Hubbard; four granddaughters; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by baby brother, Dale Beidleman; mother, Della Beidleman; husband, Herbert E. Leners; father, Charles S. Beidleman; and sister, Shirley J. Beidleman.

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