Navy Badge
  • Name: Steve Dubovich
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 22, 1920
  • Date of Death: July 16, 2004
  • Parents: George Dubovich & Rose (Verbonich) Dubovich
  • High School and Class: 1940 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: F2c (Fireman Second Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 21, 1944
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: September 7, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Steve Dubovich
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: December 22, 1920
    Birth Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: Mesaba Cliffs Iron Co., Marble, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 165
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Light brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Pearle Dubovich, Marble, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: 1944 – “SIX IN SERVICE – Pvt. Eli Dubovich, Geiger Field, Washington, is spending a furlough with his folks. The Duboviches have five sons and one daughter in the service; Anne, S2/c, Memphis, Tennessee; Sam, A/S, Farragut, Idaho; Steve,
    F2/c with a San Francisco address; George, AOM3/c, Seattle, Washington; and Cpl. Mike with an APO number with a New York address.”


  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Steve Dubovich married Pearle Mattfield in 1940 in Aitkin, Minnesota. He served on the Aleutian Islands as fire chief aboard a minesweeper during WW II. He was a heavy equipment operator for Cleveland Cliffs Inc. for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He was a former member of the Bovey Moose Lodge 1061.

    Steve Dubovich died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetgery, Coleraine, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Pearle; sons, Richard (Theresa) and John (Mary); daughters, Jean (Arnold) Nellis, Alana (Gene) Nelson, Bernadette (James) Sims, and Kim (Leroy) Williams; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and siblings, Mike Dubovich, Mayme Dimatteo, Anne Georgiff, George Dubovich, Dan Dubovich, and Paul Dubovich. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sadie Elich, Draga Shevich and Mary Plecas; and brothers, Eli, Nick and Sam.

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