Paul Leo Dagenais

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  • Name: Paul Leo Dagenais
  • Location of Birth: Morse Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 9, 1922
  • Date of Death: July 22, 1991 (68 years old)
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  • High School and Class: attended schools in Deer River, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Paul served in the United States Army during World War II in China.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Following discharge, he returned to Deer River, Minnesota and worked at Luken's Mill and then DeWitt Cedar Yard as an edgerman, retiring in 1985.

    Paul was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Albert.

    He is survived by brothers Alfred, Buddy, and Charles; and sisters, Ethel Rydrych, Rosemary Tubbs, Katherine Lewandowski, and Gloria Mainville.

    Paul is buried in Olivet Cemetery at Morse Township, Itasca County, Minnesota. (No grave photo available at this time.)

    Information from news article:
    "Brother and sister die of heat exhaustion"
    "Paul Dagenais, 69, and Evelyn Kowalkowski, 71, brother and sister, both of Deer River, were found dead last Friday morning in their home. The cause of death was heat exhaustion.
    A home health care worker who visited the elderly pair each week found the bodies. She told Deer River police that the couple was ok on Tuesday. When she came to the house Friday morning, the door was locked and no one answered. A relative helped her gain entry to the house.
    Authorities said the house was shut up tight and the temperatures were unbelievably warm inside."

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