Louis Joseph Durovec, Sr.

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  • Name: Louis Joseph Durovec Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Karlin, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: March 5, 1920
  • Date of Death: February 1, 1993 (72 years old)
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Silver Star
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    Louis served in the United States Army during World War II with the 191st Tank Battalion in the European, African and Middle East Theaters of war.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Louis grew up on his family's farm near Meadowlands, Minnesota.

    He married Laura Cote in 1947 at Meadowlands.

    Louis had been a resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota since 1957 and worked as a self-employed logger. He also owned and operated a sod and landscaping business and owned a taxi service, all in Grand Rapids.

    Louis was active in Pike for Vets program, Grand Rapids Eagles Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He was preceded in death by son Louis Joseph, Jr. in 1954, two brothers and one sister.

    Louis is survived by his daughters, Linda Taylor, Pam Anderson, and Debra Washburn; a sister, Jean Soukup; brothers, Steve and Elmer; and six grandchildren.

    Louis died in Leisure Hills Care Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Elmer, Minnesota.

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