Navy Badge
  • Name: Marvin Woodrow Mitchell
  • Location of Birth: Princeton, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 7, 1912
  • Date of Death: November 6, 1993
  • Parents: Peter O. Mitchell & Mae (Marvin) Mitchell
  • High School and Class: Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: April 20, 1944
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  • Date of Discharge: November 3, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Marvin Woodrow Mitchell
    Race: White
    Age: 27
    Birth Date: November 7, 1912
    Birth Place: Princeton, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Village of Coleraine, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Aune Elizabeth Mitchell, wife, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Marvin Mitchell married Aune Makinen in 1932 in Minnesota. He was a police officer in Coleraine for several years. He attended the FBI Academy and served as Itasca County Sheriff for 16 years. He was a charter member of the Grand Rapids United Methodist Church, a member of the Cap Baker Lions Club in Grand Rapids, the Aad Shrine Temple in Duluth, and the Canisteo Masonic Lodge in Coleraine.

    Marvin died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 146). He is survived by his wife Saima; a daughter, Alice Alexander; a step-son, Tom Lyden; a step-daughter, Carol Harker; a sister Nola Stangler; five brothers, Mac, Ben, David, Paul, and Dean; and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aune; two sons, Marvin Jr. and Jack; and a brother, Peter.

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