Leroy "Babe" Terry Wakeman

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  • Name: Leroy "Babe" Terry Wakeman
  • Location of Birth: Wabana Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 6, 1931
  • Date of Death: April 21, 1985 (53 years old)
  • Parents: Leroy H. Wakeman and Mary (Wertz) Wakeman
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Leroy was in the United States Army as a military police officer at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Leroy lived all of his life in Wabana Township except time sent in the service.

    He married Janet Johnson on July 13, 1974.

    Leroy was a member of the American Legion Post #476, Hurlbut Ziemer Post of Lawrence Lake, and was a self-employed farmer and logger.

    Survivors are his wife, Janet; two daughters, Tracy and Tammy; a son, Troy; a sister, Rowena Hughes,; four brothers, Orville Wertz, Larry Wakeman, Lloyd Wakeman, and Lyle Wakeman; and many nieces and nephews.

    Leroy died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is buried in Wabana Cemetery in Wabana Township, Itasca County.

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