William W. Waite, Sr.

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  • Name: William W. Waite, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 17, 1922
  • Date of Death: December 20, 1981 (59 years old)
  • Parents: Warren Waite and Aurel (Warner) Clark
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  • College: Minneapolis School of Engineering
  • Highest Rank: 1ST LT (First Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Forces
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  • Military Highlights:
    William served with the Navy (ROTC) and the United States Army Air Force.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    William was active in the Boy Scouts. He was a past member of the American Society of Training Development, past president of the Nashwauk PTA, a member of the Engineers Society of Northern Minnesota and was chairman of the Administration Board of United Methodist Church in Pengilly, Minnesota.

    He lived the last nine years of his life in Pengilly and was employed by Butler Taconite until his retirement in April, 1981.

    William is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons, William W., Jr, Warren, and Thomas; one daughter, Mrs. Alison (Chris) Hrones; his mother, Aurel Clark; one sister, Mrs. Wallace (Aurel) McBride; and nine grandchildren.

    William died at Central Mesabi Medical Center in Hibbing, Minnesota and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery at Hibbing. (Maplehill-5-73-4- w 1/2)

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