Robert "Bob" "Sandy" Harry Loscheider

Army Badge
  • Name: Robert "Bob" "Sandy" Harry Loscheider
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1925
  • Date of Death: December 2, 2019
  • Parents: Peter Loscheider & Margaret (Wolter) Loscheider
  • High School and Class: 1943 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1947 Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: November 14, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart
    ETO (European Theatre Operations) Ribbons with two battle stars

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Robert Harry Loscheider
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: April 28, 1925
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 1940-1947
    Employer: Going to school
    Weight: 143
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Peter A. Loscheider, Calumet

    Newspaper article: September 1944 – “Pvt. Robert Loscheider, who attends Texas State Teachers’ College at Denton, Texas, under the Army training program, arrived home Monday to spend a 7-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Loscheider.”

    Newspaper article: November 1944 – “Pfc. Robert H. Loscheider, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Peter Loscheider, was wounded in France on November 22 and is now hospitalized in England. His parents were notified by the War Department of their son being wounded, and they have just received the Purple Heart award. Robert is 19 years old; a graduate of Greenway High School. He enlisted in June 1943. In July he was sent to North Camp Hood, Texas, and in October he was sent overseas.”

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – September 28, 1945 – “Camp McCoy, Wis. – Arrival of Pfc. Robert H. Loscheider of Calumet at Camp McCoy’s personnel center for redeployment was announced here today. Pfc. Loscheider’s service record follows: He served with Co. D. 180th Infantry in France, England, Germany, Austria, and Italy for 11 months. He won the Purple Heart, and the ETO Ribbon with two battle stars. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Loscheider of Calumet.”

    Bob served with the 103rd Infantry Division in the European theater in 1944-1945. He was wounded in the Voges Mountains and later returned to his unit and saw combat in France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Bob Loscheider married Alice Weyrens in Grand Rapids in 1949. He served Itasca County for over 40 years, working in the Auditor’s office, and then as Auditor, Treasurer, and County Commissioner. He was instrumental in converting the county’s property tax ledger system to a computerized system. As a result, Governor Wendell Anderson appointed Bob to a committee assisting other counties to do the same. While serving as commissioner, he facilitated the transfer of the county hospital from county management to private management. He tirelessly served as treasurer of numerous civic organizations in the Grand Rapids community.

    Bob died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (Plot C-A-02-2-4). He is survived by his children: Tom (Marsha), Nancy, Wendy, Ann, Steve, Julie (Ken) Cordes, and Barb (Steve) Johnson; sister, Tony Gargano; brother, Peter (MaryAnn); eleven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice; infant daughter Betsy Ann; grandson, Stephen Cordes; sisters, Geraldine Birch, Viola Vida Thompson, Doris Vipond MacDonald, Germain Peterson, Agnes Peterson, Greta Altman, Marlene Nelson; and brothers, George and Lawrence.

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