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Wayne William Hill
- Name: Wayne William Hill
- Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
- Date of Birth: May 15, 1916
- Date of Death: May 24, 2002 (86 years old)
- Parents: Frank Hill and Hilma (Lantinen) Hill
- High School and Class:
- Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
- Branch: Army
- Other Branch:
- Date Sworn In: June 2, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
- Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling Minnesota
- Date of Discharge: September 26, 1944 (Discharge Date)
- Place of Discharge: Moore General Hospital - Swannanoa, North Carolina
Units and Locations:
||Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
| Feb 11 1943
|| Nov. 19 1943
|| Asiatic-Pacific Theater
- Military Awards:
Bayonet Expert-Sharpshooter - Entitled to Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon
- Military Highlights:
Wayne was an Army veteran of World War II. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
Information from the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
Name: Wayne William Hill
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: May 15, 1916
Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
Registration Date: October 16, 1940
Registration Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
Employer: Inter State Iron Company
Height: 5' 6"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Next of Kin: Frank Hill (father)
- Wars Involved:
World War II
- MIA / POW:
- Civilian Life:
Wayne was a lifelong resident of the Calumet, Minnesota area and attended the Sand Lake School.
He and Ellen Eklin were married February 2, 1942, in California.
Wayne had been a truck driver and washing plant operator for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company, retiring in 1981 with 35 years of service. He also was a tailor, a logger and farmer and was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener.
Wayne was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Calumet Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen; three children, Duane (Donna), Leonard (Terri), and Sally (Michael) Sushoreba; six grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Benson.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Hilma Hill and two brothers, Uuno and Sulo.
Wayne died following a courageous battle with cancer. He is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (First Addition, Block 150)
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