Louis Raymond Yugovich

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  • Name: Louis Raymond Yugovich
  • Location of Birth: Eveleth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 14, 1920
  • Date of Death: February 14, 2004 (83 years old)
  • Parents: Joseph Yugovich and Mary (Spehar) Yugovich
  • High School and Class: 1939 - Keewatin High School, Keewatin, Minnesota
  • College: 1943 - St. Joseph College in Renssalaer, Indiana
  • Highest Rank: S1 (Seaman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Military Highlights:
    Louis enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, receiving his training in Bainbridge, Maryland. His World War II naval service was three and one half years at Great Lakes, Illinois as a physical instructor.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    On June 28, 1947, Louis married Anna Catherine Bury at St. John Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

    After completing his naval service, Louis accepted a teaching/coaching position in Ortonville, Michigan. In 1947, he accepted a teaching/coaching position at Marmion Military Academy in Aurora, Illinois. He came to St. Mary's Springs High School in 1953 as a teacher and coach. In 1961, Louis accepted a position with the Wisconsin Division of Correction in Taycheedah, Wisconsin as the athletic director. He retired in 1983.

    He was a football and basketball referee for twenty-seven years. He was a founding member of the South Shore Officials Association, a member of the Fond du Lac Area Retired Education Association, the Wisconsin Retired Education Association, and a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Church.

    He is survived by his wife,Kay; four daughters, Rosemarie Yugovich, Louisa (Michael) Beck, Alice Yugovich, and Pam (Jeffrey) Beltz; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

    Louis died at ManorCare Nursing Home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and is buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. (Mausoleum, #201 (1A), located outside near parking lot on wall with 3 crosses)

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