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Melvin Raymond Luoma
- 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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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.
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World War II
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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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