Robert James Antonovich

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  • Name: Robert James Antonovich
  • Location of Birth: Taconite, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 28, 1921
  • Date of Death: September 30, 1986
  • Parents: Eli Antonovich and Mary (Musich) Antonovich
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: EM 2 (Electrician's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: September 29, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: December 24, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Robert J. Antonovich
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: May 28, 1921
    Birth Place: Taconite, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: S. R. Lynch, Calumet
    Weight: 153
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mary Antonovich, mother, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

    Robert Antonovich served in the submarine division of the U.S. Navy.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert Antonovich married Lorraine Hanks in 1947. He previously owned and operated the Idle Hour Pool Hall. He was a retired volunteer fireman; worked for the McKinley Extension of LTV Corporation of mines; and was a member of the Calumet VFW, Lawrence Lake Legion, and United Steel Workers Union.

    Robert died in Greenway Township, Itasca County, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Serbian section - Block 54). He is survived by wife Lorraine; sons James and Ronald; daughter Vicki (Robert) Stavig; brother Donald; sister Honey (Ed) Threinen, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Richard and sister Betty Doyle.

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