Leland "Lee" Andrew Griess

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  • Name: Leland "Lee" Andrew Griess
  • Location of Birth: York, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: December 4, 1915
  • Date of Death: December 26, 1988 (73 years old)
  • Parents: Andrew Griess and Edith Eichenberger
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 3, 1945 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: August 28, 1946 (Release Date)
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Leland was raised and attended schools near Osakis, Minnesota.

    Following his service, Leland worked as a carpenter in the Osakis and Alexandria, Minnesota areas.

    Moving to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1963, he was presently an Itasca Rock and Mineral Club officer.

    Survivors are a son, Leland P.; daughters, Bonnie Lawson, Connie Moll, and Geneva Potepan; brother, Tony; sister, Louise Sletta; and eight grandchildren.

    Leland died at Itasca Memorial Hospital and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids. (Plot I-B-35-0-8)

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