Leonard "Len" A. Fellbaum

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  • Name: Leonard "Len" A. Fellbaum
  • Location of Birth: Sisseton, South Dakota
  • Date of Birth: June 1, 1909
  • Date of Death: March 6, 2011 (101 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1943
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  • Military Awards:
    Bronze Star
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    In 1943, Len was inducted in the United States Army. He served in Europe, was wounded in France, and after recovering he was put in charge of an Army print shop in Germany.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Len moved to Duluth, Minnesota where he attended school until the eighth grade and then helped on the family farm.

    Somewhere he picked up the printing trade. He worked for Marshall Wells in Duluth, Minnesota and after a short time, taught printing in Washington Junior High School.

    In 1938, Len married Hyacinthe. They moved to a small apartment and Len worked at Stuart Taylor until 1943.

    After the war, Len and Hy moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota where Len went to work for the Herald-Review.

    They moved to Bass Lake in 1956. Len retired from the newspaper after 28 years of service.

    Len was a life member of the D.A.V. and a member of Grace Bible Chapel where he served as Sunday School secretary/treasurer, usher, and spent many years working with the A.W.A.N.A. program.

    Len was preceded in death by Hyacinthe, his wife of 70 years; a daughter; a granddaughter; two brothers and three sisters.

    He is survived by a daughter Ruth (Jim) Berg; nine grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Burial is in Wildwood Cemetery at Cohasset, Minnesota.

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