Warren Howard Youngdahl

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  • Name: Warren Howard Youngdahl
  • Location of Birth: Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 27, 1921
  • Date of Death: March 29, 1995 (73 years old)
  • Parents: Joel Youngdahl and Hulda (Olson) Youngdahl
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  • Highest Rank: CAPT (Captain)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Warren was a United States Army Veteran having served in North Africa, Italy, Philippines, and Japan. He was discharged with the rank of Captain.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Warren grew up in Swanville, Minnesota where he graduated from high school.

    In 1939, he moved to San Francisco, California.

    After his discharge from the service, Warren returned to San Francisco, California and was involved in commercial and home construction.

    On August 30, 1947, he married Madeline Brandelin.

    In 1958, he moved to Ely, Minnesota where he operated Singing Waters Lodge, and in 1960 he moved to Marcell, Minnesota where he purchased Camp Jack the Horse, which he operated until his death.

    Warren was a member of the Jessie Lake Lutheran Church and president of the church council. He was active in many organizations as a director and officer, notably the Minnesota Resort Association, Itasca County Resort and Tourism Association, Itasca County Board of Adjustment, Highway 38 Corridor Group, and was a past chairman of Marcell Township. Warren was a member of the Minnesota Association of Townships, Arrowhead Regional Development Corporation, Itasca Development Corporation, Northspan, and a founder and past chairman of Northern Itasca Hospital District and the All Seasons Vehicle Company. He was instrumental in maintaining the Marcell office of the USDA Forest Service.

    Presceded in death by a sister, Olga Olson; three brothers, Ervin, Lawrence, and Military Chaplain David, who was lost at sea during World War II; he is survived by his wife, Madeline; a daughter, Linda Stadstad; a sister, Judy Lee; and two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Warren is buried in Evergreen Knoll Cemetery in Itasca County, Minnesota.

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