Roger Wilbur Waleski

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  • Name: Roger Wilbur Waleski
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 27, 1923
  • Date of Death: June 22, 2008 (85 years old)
  • Parents: Joseph and Theodora Waleski
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Battle Stars (6)

  • Military Highlights:
    Roger served in the United States Army during World War II and received six Battle Stars in North Africa, Sicily, and Europe.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Roger grew up and attended school in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He worked for the Blandin Paper Company in Grand Rapids and also worked in construction.

    Roger was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both in Grand Rapids.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Everett in 2007.

    Roger is survived by his daughter, Cathie (Ray) Jones; a son, Roger P. (Diana); a sister, Beverly (William) Baker; a brother, Joseph (Ruth); four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Roger died at Evergreen Terrace in Grand Rapids and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Section 26, Site 1321)

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