Navy Badge
  • Name: Nick Dukich
  • Location of Birth: Buhl, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 24, 1917
  • Date of Death: April 22, 1992
  • Parents: Thomas Dukich & Maria (Draganich) Dukich
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: SK 2 (Storekeeper 2nd Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 28, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 17, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Nick Dukich
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: December 24, 1917
    Birth Place: Buhl, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: S. R. Lynch, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 145
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Pearl Dubovich, sister, Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Nick Dukich married Gladys Haynes in Minnesota in 1941. He owned and operated Dukich’s Grocery Store in Calumet for many years until he sold it in 1975. He then worked for Independent School District 316 for seven years until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Pengilly Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8833, the Marble American Legion, Pengilly Boosters Club, and Swan Lake Country Club.

    Nick died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Serbian section - Block 45). He is survived by his wife, Gladys; son George; daughter, Beverly Jeffery; brother, Dan; sister, Pearl Dubovich; and one grandchild.

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