Raymond Eugene Betz

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  • Name: Raymond Eugene Betz
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 12, 1922
  • Date of Death: August 16, 1998 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Leo Betz and Mildred (Shipman) Betz
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 26, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: January 15, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Raymond Eugene Betz
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: January 12, 1922
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Deep Rock Oil Company
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 180
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Mildred Betz (mother)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ray was a lifetime resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He was a member of the Itasca Disabled American Veterans, the Grand Rapids Fire Department for 22 years, retiring in 1972 as chief. He worked for School District #318 as a school bus driver for 20 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2023 and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2469, both of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Surviving relatives include his wife, Charlotte; son Tom; daughters Gail Hunsucker, Diane Betz, Lynn Roerick, JoAnn Nielsen, and Bobbie Jenkins; sisters, Dorothy Brace and Vivian Beaudet; brother Roger; and twelve grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death was a son, James In 1972; and brothers, Floyd and Bill.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-22-2-0)

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