Wallace Peter Major

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  • Name: Wallace Peter Major
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 19, 1921
  • Date of Death: July 1, 2002 (80 years old)
  • Parents: Peter Major and Mary (Lamoureux) Major
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Wallace served in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Wallace was a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Wallace was united in marriage to Eleanor Joseph on October 19,1942 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He worked for 39 years as a foreman at M. A. Hanna Mining Company, retiring in 1979.

    Wallace was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Eagles Club and Ponti-Peterson Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a daughter, Nancy (Albert) Hermiston; a son, Curt (Diane) Major; a brother, Donald (Joyce) Major; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Jerome and Lawrence; and a sister, Orpha.

    Wallace died at Leisure Hills Care Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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