Robert Joshua Coatsworth

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  • Name: Robert "Bob" Joshua Coatsworth
  • Location of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 9, 1918
  • Date of Death: March 26, 2015
  • Parents: Joshua Coatsworth & Eleanor (Hitchcock) Coatsworth
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: March 1941
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: January 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Robert Joshua Coatsworth
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: December 9, 1918
    Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: J. H. Coatsworth, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Josh Henry Coatsworth, father, R.F.D. 1, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert J. Coatsworth married Hattie Kangas in 1946 in Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota. They made their home in the Grand Rapids area. Bob worked as a mechanic for Itasca County's Road and Bridge Department. He was a talented craftsman who loved spending time in his garage tinkering with projects, wood working, and building a variety of different things. His yard looked like a park.

    Bob died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 35, Lot 11). He is survived by his five children: Bob (Janny) Coatsworth, Don (Marianne) Coatsworth, Marlys Snell, Sivia Brownell-Price, and Beverly Lee; a sister, Martha Brainerd; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie, in 2011; an infant daughter, Kathleen; his parents; a grandson, Elijah Barsness; a sister, Margaret Kangas; a brother, Wesley Grant; and three sons-in-law: Mike Snell, Gary Brownell, and Jerry Price.

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