Melvin Raymond Luoma

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  • Name: Melvin Raymond Luoma
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 26, 1928
  • Date of Death: May 24, 1997 (69 years old)
  • Parents: Erno (Eino?) J. Luoma and Lillie E. (Kinnonen) (Kinnunen?) Luoma
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  • Highest Rank: S1 (Seaman First Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1941
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  • Date of Discharge: 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    Melvin was a United States Navy veteran serving from 1941 to 1945. He served on the Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729). His muster date was April 1, 1946.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Melvin grew up and attended schools in the Trout Lake area.

    He married Harriet Bloom in 1966 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He worked various jobs as a laborer and machinist and was a member of the McVeigh-Dunn No. 60 American Legion of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He is survived by his wife, Harriet; three daughters, Kathy Olson, Phyllis Leach, and Gail Winger; two sons, Steve and Randy; three sisters, Minerva Mahn, Muriel Larson, and Maxine Daniels; a brother, Marvin; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jerry Bloom, in 1967.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-D-26-19)

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