Army Badge
  • Name: Samuel Nick Dimich Dr.
  • Location of Birth: Pueblo, Colorado
  • Date of Birth: January 22, 1907
  • Date of Death: December 31, 2003
  • Parents: Nicholas A. Dimich & Manda (Milosovovich) Dimich
  • High School and Class: 1926 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    1932 Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, Illinois
  • Highest Rank: 1st LT (1st Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1924
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Illinois
    Name: Samuel Nick Dimich
    Race: White
    Age: 33
    Birth Date: January 22, 1907
    Birth Place: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
    Residence Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Self - Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Weight: 175
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Lucille M. Dimich, wife, Chicago, Cook, Illinois

    Samuel Dimich received a certificate for attending Citizen's Military Training Corps at Ft. Snelling in August 1924 and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Dental Reserve in 1932.

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    Samuel Dimich and Lucille Speckin were married in Chicago, Illinois on July 14, 1934. He practiced dentistry for 41 years in Chicago, Illinois, and Calumet, Floodwood and Bovey, Minnesota, retiring in 1973. He was a life member of the American Dental Association; a member of the Duluth District Dental Association, having received their citation for service in dentistry; a member of the Itasca County Dental Association; a member of the Minnesota State Dental Association; a member of Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity; and a member of the "Henry Wade Rogers Society" of the Northwestern University Dental School. He had been a member of the Boys Scouts of America; served as chairman of the Itasca Heart Association, the Bovey Farmer's Day several times, and the Bovey Junior Chamber of Commerce; a past member of the Greenway District No. 316 School Board, the Swan Lake Country Club of Pengilly, the McAllen Athletic Club in McAllen, Texas, the Pokegama Golf Club of Grand Rapids and the Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Coleraine. A 32 degree Mason, he was initiated into the Blaney lodge No. 271 A.F. & A.M. of Chicago, Illinois in 1939; had been a member of the Canisteo Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Coleraine; and was currently a member of Itasca Lodge No. 208 A.F. & A.M. of Grand Rapids. He was initiated into the Shrine of Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, in 1939, transferred to the AAD Temple Shrine of Duluth in 1944 and was a member of the Rose Croix F.R.D.M. Gourges Chapter.

    Dr. Dimich died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; a brother, Peter N. Dimich; three nephews; and one niece. Preceding him in death were his parents, Nicholas and Manda Dimich; his step-mother, Sava Dimich, and a brother, Milan Dimich.

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