Kenneth Howard Berendts

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  • Name: Kenneth Howard Berendts
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 30, 1921
  • Date of Death: February 22, 2000
  • Parents: Edward Berendts & Mary (Smith) Berendts
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1946 Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter Minnesota - with a degree in Business Administration
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 17, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: March 5, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Kenneth H. Berendts
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: April 30, 1921
    Birth Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: Mesaba Cliffs Iron Co., Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 148
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Mary Berendts, Marble, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Kenneth Berendts married Lois Enstrom in 1946. He taught high school in Amboy, Minnesota prior to a life-long career in the grocery business, retiring in 1987.

    Kenneth Berendts died in Sun City, Arizona and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 152). He is survived by his wife, Lois Enstrom Berendts; two daughters, Cathy Ann Berendts and Barbara (Tom) Hansen; two sons, Brad (Tammy) Berendts, and Bruce (Deb) Berendts; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Irene McCarthy.

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