Army Badge
  • Name: Waldemar Olaf Monson
  • Location of Birth: Bancroft, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: January 2, 1912
  • Date of Death: December 10, 1980
  • Parents: Ale Monson & Anna (Nelson) Monson
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 3 (Technical 3)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: February 7, 1944
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  • Date of Discharge: April 20, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Waldemar Olaf Monson
    Race: White
    Age: 28
    Birth Date: January 2, 1912
    Birth Place: Bancroft, Kossouth, USA [state of Iowa was not printed on this line]
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Paul Santrach, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 190
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Leona Monson, wife, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Waldemar Monson married Leona Stead in 1937 in Minnesota and the couple lived in the Pengilly, Minnesota area since 1941. Waldemar worked for Rhude and Fryberger in Hibbing, Minnesota for 25 years before retiring in 1972

    Waldemar died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Cohasset, Minnesota (P26E21). He is survived by his wife, Leona; two daughters, Murial (Randall) Dunnette and Nancy (Gary) Flink; one brother, Anton Monson; one sister, Ann Erkkila; two step-brothers, Merlin Kelley and Walter Kelley; one step-sister, Codie Axtell; and three grandchildren.

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