William W. Furley

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  • Name: William W. Furley
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 12, 1923
  • Date of Death: June 25, 1985 (62 years old)
  • Parents: Alfred William and Mignonette Furley
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  • Highest Rank: SP 5 (Specialist 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: 1963
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  • Military Highlights:
    William retired from active duty in 1963.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    William worked as a cook in a veteran's hospital in Montana and returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1970. He was employed by the City of Grand Rapids Maintenance Department.

    Survivors are his wife, Rebecca; two sons, Larry Manes and Michael Furley, serving with the United States Air Force in England; a step-son, James R. Denson; six step-daughters, Ramona Snelson, Deloris Denson, Velta Thompson, Mattie Warren; Judy (Mrs. Michael W.) Furley, and Evelyne Castleberry; and twelve grandchildren.

    William died of an apparent heart attack as he was going to work. He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-10-1-1)

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