Ronald "Ron" Norman Hemmingson

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  • Name: Ronald "Ron" Norman Hemmingson
  • Location of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
  • Date of Birth: July 25, 1927
  • Date of Death: December 20, 1993 (66 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: S 2 (Seaman 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Coast Guard
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  • Date Sworn In: June 25, 1945 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: May 22, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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    Information from the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Ronald Norman Hemmingson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: July 25, 1927
    Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Residence Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
    Registration Date: May 27, 1946
    Registration Place: Illinois, USA
    Employer: Veteran Unemployed
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 169
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Paul Hemingson (Hemmingson)

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ron married Beverly J. Schirmer on February 21, 1953, at Barrington, Illinois, where he worked 21 years as a police officer.  In 1976 he retired as assistant chief of police with the rank of lieutenant. In that same year he moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota and started Hemmingson Construction in Grand Rapids.  In 1979 he moved to the Wabana Lake area and also operated Hemmingson's Birch Bay Resort on Wabana Lake.

    He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the board of trustees.  He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a past commander of the American Legion, both in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  He was an accomplished wood carver and a member of the Itasca Wood Carvers Club and also a member of the Itasca County Resort and Tourism Association and was active in the Chamber of Commerce in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three daughters, Belva Shelhamer, Lorrie Yeschick, and Sherry Thatcher; and three grandchildren.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  (Plot

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