Thomas Andrew Dasovich

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  • Name: Thomas Andrew Dasovich
  • Location of Birth: Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 13, 1920
  • Date of Death: January 15, 1996 (75 years old)
  • Parents: Peter and Helen Dasovich
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Thomas was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in New Guinea.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Thomas was a social studies and history teacher for Independent School District #316 in Coleraine, Minnesota and later became a coach for Itasca Community College football, track and basketball programs. His 1956 basketball team won the National Junior College championship. He also operated a summer basketball camp for the college.

    Thomas was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marble, Minnesota, the VFW of Pengilly, Minnesota, the American Legion of Nashwauk, Minnesota, and a former member of the Coleraine Knights of Columbus in Coleraine, Minnesota.

    A son Andrew died in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Violet; a daughter, Joanna Dasovich Ukali; a brother, George "Yiddy" (Antoinette); and two grandchildren, Peter and Tom Dasovich.

    Thomas died at the University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing, Minnesota and is buried in the Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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