Army Badge
  • Name: Peter J. Dimich
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 12, 1918
  • Date of Death: May 28, 1981
  • Parents: Henry Dimich & Helen (Basarich) Dimich
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 12, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: October 31, 1945
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Peter Dimich was a lifelong resident of Coleraine, Minnesota. He worked for the Cleveland-Cliffs Mining Company for 35 years until his retirement in early 1981. He was a member of the Lawrence Lake American Legion Post #476, Grand Rapids Ponti-Peterson VFW Post #1720, Grand Rapids Eagles Aerie #2469, and Bovey Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1061.

    Peter died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Serbian section - Block 53). He is survived by one daughter, Diane (Jerry) Balling; three sons, Peter I., Richard J., and Michael L; two sisters, Mae (Richard) Semeja and Sylvia (Andy) Hagen; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1975.

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