Orven Lee Eychaner

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  • Name: Orven Lee Eychaner
  • Location of Birth: Cannon Ball, North Dakota
  • Date of Birth: January 18, 1918
  • Date of Death: January 19, 2007 (89 years old)
  • Parents: James P. Eychaner and Luella (Smith) Eychaner
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Orven served in the United States Army in both the North African and Italy Campaigns. He received an honorable discharge as a Corporal.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    As a young man, Orven worked in the CCC and as a lumberjack.

    Orven retired in 1975 from Hill Annex Mines in Calumet, Minnesota as a Blast Drill Operator. He retired to Effie, Minnesota.

    Orven is survived by his wife, Kathy; six step-children, Renee Willett, Teri Clark, Tammy Metke, Scott Clark, Randy Clark, and Stacy Fideldy; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Orven died in the Bigfork Nursing Home in Bigfork, Minnesota and is buried in Fredhiem Norwegian Church Cemetery (Effie Evergreen Cemetery) in Effie, Minnesota.

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