Willard Russel Karnes

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  • Name: Willard Russel Karnes
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  • Date of Birth: March 31, 1918
  • Date of Death: August 18, 1973 (55 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: BM 1 (Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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    World War II

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    Willard was a 22-year resident of Trout Lake, Minnesota.

    He was a member of the Ponti-Peterson VFW post at Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He had been a maintenance mechanic with Butler Brothers at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

    Survivors are his wife, Maire; daughter, Connie Marie; six sons, Russell, Daniel, Larry, Lonnie, Willard, Jr, and Bernard; a sister, Elaine Upsal; four brothers, Robert, Eugene, Clyde and Ralph; and five grandchildren.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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