We'd like to recognize the following deceased members of The American Legion Post #92 for their service in the military, for they are truly missed.
We'd also like to offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones of our fallen friends.
Stanley "Stan" E. Whiting
Stanley Whiting passed away on June 17, 2019. Seventeen at the time, Stan lied about his age so he could enlist in the Air Force during WW2 (1943-1945), and later, Korea (1945-1952). He was ranked Major in the Civil Air Patrol for 44 years (1941-1985) and loved every second of it.
Theodore "Ted" E. Adams
Theodore Adams passed away on June 13, 2019. On July 4, 1959, he joined the United States Marine Corps.
Vernon “Bud” C. Lindberg
Bud Lindberg passed away on June 1, 2019. He served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 as a baker and was stationed in England. He received an honorable discharge as Airman First Class.
Vernon F. Smith
Vernon Smith passed away on May 9, 2019. Vernon enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17. He served for 3 years, from April 1950 to May 14, 1953, obtaining the rank of Sergeant in the Army 11th Airborne Division “The Angels” Medical Battalion. He started with Basic Training in California, then went to Fort Campbell, KY. His duties were to drive ambulance from the dispensary to the hospital, and to haul casualties from the drop zone to the hospital. He then went to Clarksville, TN to complete Jump School. Although he served during the Korean war, he was never deployed overseas. They kept him stateside to train other soldiers.
Kenneth J. Kappauf
Kenneth Kappauf passed away on April 23, 2019. Ken was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country during the Korean War.
Everett L. Schermerhorn
Everett Schermerhorn passed away on April 9, 2019. He served in the Army Air Force.
Lawrence J. Wehrs
Lawrence Wehrs passed away on March 31, 2019. During World War II, Lawrence served in the Third US Army Headquarters in Europe under General George Patton. He received the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal with Four Battle Stars and was also awarded a Bronze Star which was pinned on him by General Patton himself in February 1945. Having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was honorably discharged in the fall of 1945.
Robert S. Smith
Robert Smith passed away on March 28, 2019. He was a World War II veteran and served in the European Theatre Occupational Forces.
Gerald "Jerry" W. Brennan
Jerry Brennan passed away on March 21, 2019. He served in the United States Army where he was stationed in Newfoundland.
Thomas E. Lambert
Thomas Lambert passed away on March 14, 2019. Tom joined the Army and was primarily stationed in Fort Polk, LA, and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Walter L. Grothe
Walter Grothe passed away on March 11, 2019. Walter joined the U.S. Army and served his country in combat in the European Theatre during WW II. He was assigned to the 120th (Heavy Artillery) Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of Corporal and was awarded 5 Bronze Stars and the Bronze Star Medal Citation "for heroic achievement in action on 7 October 1944, in Germany..."
Elton L. Butlin
Elton Butlin passed away on February 22, 2019. In September 1944, he enlisted in the Army. He served in the South Pacific as a squad leader on mortar crew 607. Elton was decorated with several medals including a Bronze Battle Star and Infantry Combat Badge. He was awarded a Purple Heart Medal in a ceremony and congratulated for his wartime service by Brigadier General Fenton S Jacobs.
Eugene J. "Jack" Beach
Jack Beach passed away on February 3, 2019. He was drafted into the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War with the 3rd Infantry Division from 1950-1953.
Raymond F. Zeman
Ray Zeman passed away on January 16, 2019. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and was was honorably discharged in 1954.
Donald B. Skjervem
Donald Skjervem passed away on December 21, 2018. He was drafted into the US Army and proudly served under General George S. Patton in the 94th Infantry Division.
Gerald "Jerry" F. Jarvis
Gerald Jarvis passed away on November 6, 2018. He honorably served our country in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1953-1957.
Richard L. Grimm
Richard Grimm passed away on October 20, 2018. He was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served until 1953. He was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany.
LaVern H. "Tinker" Flury
LaVern Flury passed away on October 9, 2018. He joined the Navy in 1963, serving in Vietnam War until 1966.
James A. Wignes
James Wignes passed away on September 15, 2018. In 1952, he was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War era 1952-1954.
Ambrose X. King
Ambrose King passed away on August 27, 2018. Enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943, he served on a destroyer in the Pacific and was honorably discharged in June 1946.
Lloyd D. Long
Lloyd Long passed away on August 20, 2018. During WWII he enlisted and served in the Army from 1942-1945 and was honorably discharged.
Erland J. Boelter
Erland Boelter passed away on July 25, 2018. He served four years in the United States Army Field Artillery during World War II. He was in combat in the Pacific Theater, Okinawa, and Saipan.
Richard J. Sonsalla
Richard Sonsalla passed away on July 25, 2018. He served with the 25th Infantry Division Army Band in Korea and Hawaii from 1953-1955.
Larry D. Scrabeck
Larry Scrabeck passed away on March 9, 2018. After completing basic training, Larry was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. He was an Avionics Communications Technician and was a part of the Apollo and Skylab support teams. He was discharged from the Air Force in 1975.
James F. Ward, Sr.
James Ward passed away on February 19, 2018. He served in the Korean War, in the Navy Public Office of Information in Hawaii.
Donald N. Cummings
Donald Cummings passed away on July 15, 2018. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955. Donald's basic training was completed in Great Lakes, IL. He served on the USS Lexington and he was assigned to San Diego, CA with the NAS Miramar Fighter Squadron One-Twenty-One.
Richard "Dick" A. Trisko
Dick Trisko passed away on June 10, 2018. He served his country as a Navy Corpsman and is a Vietnam Veteran.
Michael D. Bock
Michael Bock passed away on May 28, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and German.
Lee E. Graham
Lee Graham passed away on May 19, 2018. In 1943, he was drafted into the U. S. Army Air Corps to serve stateside as a gunnery instructor, putting to use the firearms skills he had been honing as a police officer. He returned to civilian life in 1946 and resumed his police career, rising steadily through the ranks to become an assistant chief before retiring in 1970.
Donald L. Williams
Donald Williams passed away on May 9, 2018. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp and served in World War II in Africa and Italy.
Matin C. Cordes
Martin Cordes passed away on May 1, 2018. He served in the Navy for two years, and was honorably discharged as an Electronic Technician's Mate, Second Class
Arthur N. Mueller
Arthur Mueller passed away on April 1, 2018. In 1951, Arthur was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served for two years during the Korean War, stationed in Germany
Herman Hormel II
Herman Hormel II passed away on March 28, 2018.
Robert C. Benassi
Robert Benassi passed away on March 15, 2018. A veteran of WWII, Bob served in the 29th Air Force Tactical Air Command, participating in 5 major European battles, including the Omaha Beach Invasion on D-Day
Jerome "Jerry" T. Brown
Jerry Brown passed away on February 23, 2018. Jerry enlisted in United States Air Force in August 1952 and served for four years in Texas, Wyoming, Utah, Arkansas, Europe and North Africa. He was honorably discharged in August 1956.
Richard M. "Dick" Clugston
Richard Clugston passed away on January 26, 2018. He fought during WWII, as an Army Air Corps Navigator. After more than 30 years in the Air Force, he retired as a Major.
Lawrence "Leo" Lentz
Leo Lentz passed away on January 20, 2018. He served in the Army and fought in the Korean War from 1950-1953.
Thomas V. Fischer
Thomas Fischer passed away on January 17, 2018. He served in the Navy for 30 years. He was an aircraft mechanic and served on a Navy ship. He was sttaioned in San Diego and also served overseas during the Vietnam War.
Bernard "Ben" E. Wyatt
Ben Wyatt passed away on January 14, 2018. Ben was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from 1943 to 1946. Ben took part in the Battle of the Bulge and Colmar Pocket. He is also a Past Commander of Post 92, serving as Commander from 1970-1972.
John F. Grupp
John Grupp passed away on January 7, 2018. He served four years of active duty in the US Army before being honorably discharged in 1968.
Jay M. Higgins
Jay Higgins passed away on January 5, 2018. During his service, Jay was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Fay O. Farnsworth
Fay Farnsworth passed away on December 17, 2017.
Donald F. Hofbauer
Donald Hofbauer passed away on November 27, 2017. In 1951, Donald joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War.
Robert F. Mayhew
Robert Mayhew passed away on November 23, 2017. Robert proudly served in the U.S. Army.
Richard Geise passed away on November 19, 2017. After graduating from college, he joined the Army and was deployed to Korea.
Leroy C. Newell
Leroy Newell passed away on November 5, 2017. Leroy served in the United States Navy from 1963-1967.
Kenneth J. Byer
Kenneth Byer passed away on November 4, 2017. Ken joined the United States Navy in 1950 and was honorable discharged on July 1st, 1954.
Norman Howard Brandt
Howard Brandt passed away on November 2, 2017.
Neal L. Graham
Neal Graham passed away on October 31, 2017. Neal enlisted in the Army in the fall of 1942. He served in the South Pacific in New Guinea and Philippines during WWII until his discharge in January 1946.
Alton F. Hanson
Alton Hanson passed away on September 28, 2017. From 1946 to 1949, he joined the Army Air Force and served in the Air Force crash rescue unit in Fort Worth, Texas, and in Alaska.
Richard L. Lichty
Richard Lichty passed away on September 12, 2017. Richard was drafted into the Army in August of 1965 and served until August of 1967 maintaining helicopters.
Richard "Butch" M. Holloway
Richard Holloway passed away on September 3, 2017. He served in the United States Army during WWII.
Gene S. Lewallen
Gene Lewallen passed away on August 13, 2017. Upon graduation from high school in 1944, he joined the Army and served in WWII.
Edward "Ted" B. Waldo
Ted Waldo passed away on July 26, 2017. Ted served in the Army from 1953 until 1955.
Fred S. Garske
Fred S. Grske passed away on July 17th, 2017. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps. and served from 1955 to 1963.
Elmer D. Tate
Elmer Tate passed away on July 10th, 2017. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1956-1959.
Merjildo Chavez passed away on June 25th, 2017. He enlisted in the US Army in 1948, serving in Korea for 15 months during the Korean War.
Charles R. Karau
Charlie Karau passed away on June 26, 2017. Charlie served in the US Marine Corps from 1962 -1965 as a Cpl. E4 in Communications and was a sharp shooter and then joined the Marine Corps reserves 1965 - 1968.
Richard "Dick" Satre
Dick Satre pased away on June 17th, 2017. After attending college he enlisted in the US Army Reserve, serving 5 years as a Military Pollice Officer.
Harold Gunderson passed away on April 15th, 2017. He was a WWII Corporal in the Army Air Force from 1942-1945. He received several ribbons and a WWII Victory Medal.
Robert Carson passed away on May 31st. 2017. He enlisted in the US Army in 1948 and served his country during the Korean War in Japan and Korea.
Chuck Canfield passed away on January 24th, 2017. He served in the US Navu during the Korean War. He was also elected Mayor of rochester for 2 terms serving from 1996-2003.
E. Pervin Floen
E. Pervin Floen passed away on January 18, 2017. He served in the US Air Force and was stationed in Korea and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
George H. Margellos
George Margellos passed away on January 8, 2017. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War.
LeRoy A. Welke
LeRoy Welke passed away on January 7, 2017. He enlisted in the US Navy and served during WWII in Asia as an amphibious vehicle driver.
Peter T. Waitikowich
Peter Waitikowich passed away on January 5th, 2017. Peter joined the U.S. Navy on July 27, 1942 and served our contry faithfully until receiving honorable discharge on Nov. 8, 1951 with the title of Cheif Commissaryman serving aboard LST 849, LST 371 and USS Odum. During his tenure, Peter proudly served in both the European and Pacific theatres of operation and participated in the invasion of North Africa, Italy, Normandy, Anzio and the occupation of Japan. He was a member of the American Legion Post 92 for 33 years and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1210.
Lester Erickson passed away on January 5th, 2017 in Stewartville. Lester enlisted in the Army during WWII, and served in both theaters of war.
Dwayne E. Schacht
Dwayne passed away on November 22, 2016. Dwayne served in the Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, 92nd Bomb Group, 326th Squadron, as a flight engineer. While stationed at the Royal Air Force Station Podington, England, he flew 35 missions in a B-17, "Flying Fortress", arriving safely home in 1945. His combat position in the plane was the upper turret, equipped with twin 50 caliber machine guns. He had many other duties as well. Dwayne shared many of his experiences and memories from the war at Scott Hosier WWII Roundtable.
Clarence J. O'Neil
Clarence passed away on December 10th, 2016. He was a proud member of the US Army Air Corps from september 1942 until his honorable discharge in september 1945. While in the military, Clarence was in the 390th bombardment group, 571st squadron. While on active duty in the European Theatre, he flew on 25 missions over Germany as the Left Waist Gunner on a "Flying Fortress" B17 lovingly named the Pickle Dropper. Living thru those 25 missions eraned Clarence the coveted "Lucky Bastards" certificate! Clarence was the only member of a 10-man crew who was wounded, earning him a Purple Heart. He was also awarded the distinguished Flying Cross and Air medal with 3 oak leaf clusters by the command of Gerald James Harold Doolittle. Clarence also maintained a diary of all of his 25 missions while in the European theatre. For the last 10 years of his life, one of Clarence's favorite passtimes was attending and participating in the WWII Round Table discussions. While with that group, he was able to go on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. which he loved and greatly appreciated.
Eugene M. Sorensen
Eugene M. Sorensen passed away on October 22, 2016. Enlisted in the US Army at age 16 and fought in the Korean War to secure Old Baldy. Gene acheived the rank of Field Lieutenant, received a Purple Heart, and served in the Military Police during his near eight years of military service.
Wilfred H. Hoffman
Wilfred "Bill" passed away on October 31, 2016. On March 13, 1953, Bill was drafted into the United States Army and was honorably discharge on February 25, 1955.
Lyle J. Yokiel
Lyle Yokiel passed away on October 2, 2016. He joined the Army in september 1962 where he served one year stateside and 2 years overseas being honorably discharged in 1965.
Milan R. Laudon
Milan Laudon passed away on September 15, 2016. He entered the Army on March 25, 1941, at Fort Snelling. He served as a sergeant in the 6th Signal Corp of the 6th Infantry Division. As a lineman in telephone communications, his group was responsible for communication from Division Headquarters out to the forward frontline combat positions. He served his country honorably for more than four years in the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. He and his fellow soldiers of the 6th Army were preparing for the first phase of the invasion of the Japanese mainland when Japan's surrender ended the war. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 9, 1945.
Kendall J. Heins
Kendall Heins passed away on August 26, 2016. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1941 he was assigned to Kitchen duty and worked in that area for thr entire 4 years and eight months of his service. He was an American Legion member for 70 years and was instrumental in the success of the Legion Post 92, also a Past president of the Rochester Jaycees.
Knute L. Bungum
Knute Bungum passed away on October 5th, 2016. In 1954 he enlisted in the US Army and served during thye Korean concflict. He was honorably discharged and then joined the Army Reserves.
Bernard R. Tlougan
Bernard Tlougan passed away October 29, 2016. Served in the US Army where he was a Surgical technician in the European Theatre during World War II.
Richard Mangen passed away on September 2nd, 2016. Richard was a veteran of the Korean War where he served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force Fire Department Crash Rescue Squadron overseas and the US.
Alvin Bryant passed away on August 20th, 2016. Alvin served in the Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Then transfered to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. After that was transfered to Craig Field Air Force Base in Selma, Ala. where he retired with more than 20 years served.
Willis "Bill" Verdick
Willis Verdick passed away on July 31, 2016. Bill was a member of the National Guard for 26 years and obtaoned the rank of 1st Sergeant.
David R. Fanning
David R. fanning passed away on August 13th, 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy towards the end of the Korean War and for several years thereafter.
John "Jack" Stachowitz
John Stachowitz passed away August 20, 2016. Jack was drafted during the Korean War and faithfully served his country overseas in the Army during the conflict.
Kevin D. Gossman
Kevin D. Gossman passed away on August 21, 2016. In 1958 he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed at Whidbey Island, Washington Naval Air Station with a fleet air support unit. He was honorably discherged in 1962.
Maynard G. Westergaard
Maynard G. Westergaard passed away on August 25, 2016. He entered the Army in 1947 and was stationed in Germany where he met his bride 67 years Anselma.
George E. "Cappy" Winslow
George E. Winslow passed away on August 18, 2016. George served in the Army and was stationed in Korea from 1952 until 1954.
Edward J. Whelan
Ed served in the US Army from 1954-1956. He later served in the Air Force national Guard, and was a proud member of the American Legion.
Hiram "Hi" Miller Lake
Passed away on July 6th, 2016. Hi was drafted into the US Navy out of his senior year in high school, was sent to Grove City College for training in electronics (including early studies of radar) and then was attached as radio man to a Marine unit for service in the Pacific. Following the Japanese surrender, Hi was part of a technical contingent that installed US antennas at the top of the Yokohama radio tower entailing a 300 foot climb in the dead of night.
Joyce M. Gossman
Passed away on June 30, 2016. Joyce served in the US Army (Air Force) in 1945-1946 as a Dietician
Emery B. Walters
Passed away June 25, 2016. In September of 1945 he joined the Army Air Corps and served most of his time at Ft. Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
Passed away June 11, 2016. Marv served his country in the Army Air Corps from 1943-1945 where he was stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He participated in the WWII Honor Flight in 2011.
Francis J. "Frank" Simmonds
Passed away on June 1, 2016. Frank served in the US Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946.
Bernard J. "Bud" Leitzen
Passed away on May 29, 2016. He served our country in the 38th infantry, Fighting in the Phillipines. Bud believed his faith carried him through the darkest days of war, including surviving Malaria and being wounded.
David R. Kreter
Passed away on May 12, 2016 after a long illness. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed primarily in Montabaur, Germany. He was an American Legion member for over 20 years.
Passed away on May 12, 2016. He was inducted into the US Army in 1953 where he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct medal. After being honorably discharged in 1955, he continued to serve for eight years in the Army reserves.
Thomas H. Richardt
Passed away on May 6th, 2016. Tom entered the US Navy and served on four submarines out of NTS Great Lakes, Ill. and New London Sub Base, Conn., reaching Quartermaster First Class before being honorably discharged in 1947. Tom served on the USS Fulton during participation of the Atomic Bomb Test conducted at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Maurice R. Stussy
Passed away on April 16, 2016. He entered the US Army in 1942 and served in the Army Air Corps until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Robert J. Jarett
Passed away on March 30th, 2016. Robert enlisted in the US Army and served as an Airborne Division Paratrooper.
Passed away on March 2, 2016. Floyd joined the US Navy in March 1945 and was in Tokyo Bay on the USS New Mexico the day Japan surrendered. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Donald S. Badger
Passed away on March 5th, 2016. He was drafted into the US Army during high school and served in the occupation of France and germany with the Military Police.
Edward C. Brackenbury
Passed away on March 14, 2016. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the US Marine Corps, 320th Platoon.
Dennis J. Heim
Passed away March 5, 2016. He served in the US Air Force from 1958 to 1966 with assignments in Morocco, North Africa, England, and the United States.
Ronald "Bill" Beighley
Passed away on February 27, 2016. He joined the US Air Force in 1961, working as a medic and living in Japan for several years before his honorable discharge in 1967. He received medals of conduct and the Air Force Longevity Service medal.
William J. Kittley
Passed away on Jan. 24, 2016. Bill left high school early to serve in the US Navy during World War II. he proudly served as a Seabee, constructing barracks and landing strips for US forces to arrive in Hawaii, Saipan, and Tinian. Bill was thrilled to be on the first Honor Flight from Rochester to Washington, DC.
Kenneth L. Gifford
Passed away on Dec. 20th , 2015. He joined the US Navy right after graduation in 1945 and was discharged from the military on his 21st birthday.
Passed away on Dec. 1st, 2015. He was in the US Marine Corps from 1654-1956.
Dr. Lloyd H. Truax, Jr.
Passed away on December 11, 2015. He was a Seconf lieutenant and navigator in the Army Air Corps. He flew with the Flying Tigers in a B-24 Liberator stationed in China. He flew 62 missions with more than 400 Combat hours all single ship night missions flying over the "Hump" the Himalaya Mountains.
John "Jack" Prow
Passed away on Jan. 31, 2016. He served in the US Air Force.
George E. Rucker
Passed away on November 3rd, 2015.
He entered the US Navy in 1944 and served in WWII and Korea on the USS Wren.
Henry T. Mewhorter
Passed away on November 2, 2015.
He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, on board the USS Cotton.
Passed away on October 23, 2015.
He enlisted in the US Navy in 1971.
Passed away on October 5th, 2015.
He served in the US Air Force.
Passed away October 9, 2015.
He enlisted in the Navy, serving during the Korean War on the USS Dixie from 1950-1954, and was stationed out of San Diego, CA and Japan.
Passed away on September 29, 2015.
He proudly served his country and was decorated veteran of WWII.
Harvey L. Newkirk
Passed away September 23rd, 2015.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1953.
Tom P. Hockert
Passed away on September 26, 2015.
Tom joined his three brothers in service to our country during WWII.
Dennis W. Hayden
Passed away on October 6th, 2015.
He joined the Navy and sailed the seven seas at the age of 17, was honorably discharged at age 21.
Charles C. Jacobsen
Passed away on September 20, 2015.
He served in the United States Navy as a radioman from 1962-1966.
Bill O Jones
Passed away on September 22, 2015.
He was a beloved member of the regulars at the Post Bar and will be missed.
Wesley "Wack" Mross
Passed away on August 6th, 2015.
He served in the Army in WWII, landing on Normandy Beach on the second day of the invasion.
Marvin P. Ross
Passed away on August 3, 2015.
The highlight of Marv's Army career was being assigned to the security detail for Marilyn Monroe's USO tour in Korea!
Lowell D. Peterson
Passed away May 30th, 2015.
He served for 8 years in the US Air Force in 2 separate enlistments as a Physical fitness Instructor.
Robert E. Mills
Passed away on June 8, 2015.
He served his country in the US Air Force from 1956-1960 in the 47th Opron US AFE in England as an Air Policeman.
Marjorie A. Strauss
Passed away on June 9, 2015.
She was a Wave in the US Navy for 2 1/2 years stationed in Washington D.C.
John E. Steck
Passed away on May 14th, 2015.
He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Lyle R. Lubahn
Passed away May 13th, 2015.
He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.
Roger W. Bestland
Passed away on May 7th, 2015.
He served in the US Air Force from 1949 to 1952.
John J. Holland
Passed away on April 27th, 2015.
He served in the US Army in the mid-1950's.
E. L. "Chuck" Forbrook
"Chuck" Forbrook passed away on March 30, 2015.
He proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1950 - 1954.
David E. Fellows
David E. Fellows passed away on March 29, 2015.
He was a member of the National Guard and participated in the Crossroads Atomic Nuclear Tests at Yucca Flats, Nevada in 1952.
Eugene R. Cassidy
Eugene R. Cassidy passed away on March 24th, 2015.
He served as a sergeant in the US Army during the Korean War.
John C. Boler
John C. Boler passed away on March 9, 2015.
He served in the United States Navy from 1949 to 1953.
Roger H. Carlson
Roger H. Carlson passed away on March 3, 2015.
He served in Korea as a Medic with the Army Artillery during the Korean War.
John "Jack" Toogood
John A. Toogood passed away on March 1, 2015. Upon graduating from Rochester High School,he joined the Marine Corps that summer and served as a Technical Sergeant from 1942-1946.
Bruce L. Swanson
Bruce L. Swanson passed away on Feb. 25th, 2015. Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965, serving as an officer at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Arthur A. Bergeth
Arthur A. Bergeth passed away on January 21st, 2015. Art enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944, Trained in the Naval Radar School and was on the U.S. Oakland CL95 anti-aircraft cruiser. This ship was assigned to shoot down Japanese kamikazes before they could threaten U.S. aircraft carriers.
Walter T. "Tom" George
Walter T. George passed away on January 11th, 2015. In 1944 he joined the U.S. Army Air Force where he served his country through World War II.
Robert L. "Bob" Franklin
Robert L. Franklin passed away on January 9th, 2015.
Bob served his country in the US Army.
Floyd L. Hodge
Floyd L. Hodge passed away on January 10th, 2015.
He was a Veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country during WW II.
Dr. David Welte
Dr. David Welte passed away on January 4th, 2015. Upon graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Navy during WWII. While in the Navy he was on the mission that tested the Atomic Bomb in the Pacific.
William "Bill" Utecht
William R. Utecht passed away on December 26, 2014. He was an Army Sergeant in World War II, and had been stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines.
William W. Brown Sr.
William W. Brown passed away on December 10th, 2014. He enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. During his campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, and Central Europe; he received numerous Medals.
Charles W. Walters
Charles W. Walters passed away December 13, 2014. He served 4 yrs in the US Army Air Corps including 2.5 years overseas in the China Burma India Theater.
James W. Haack
James W. Haack passed away on September 8, 2014 in Tucson, AZ.
He was proud to be a veteran of the US Navy.
Rolland "Rollie" Anderson
Rollie Anderson passed away on August 27, 2014. Rollie served in the US Air Force from1948-1950.
Donald A. Krueger
Donald A. Krueger passed away on December 3rd, 2014. He joined the Navy in 1952 and was discharged in 1953.
Harold C. Renner
Harold C. Renner passed away on November 25th, 2014. Harry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for four years.
Allan (A.K.) Keith Petersen
Allan (A. K.) Petersen passed away on November 19, 2014. A.K. served in the Army during WWII.
Shirley S. Jeske
Shirley S. Jeske passed on November 8th, 2014. She served in the United States Navy as a registered nurse during World War II.
David F. Overend
David F. Overend passed away on November 8th, 2014. He served in the Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the Korean War Veterans Club.
Charles F. Eickhoff
Charles F. Eickhoff passed on Oct. 26, 2014. Following graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force, and was a supply clerk to officers during the Korean War, discharged in Feb. 1961.
Darrell E. Riess
Darrell E. Riess passed away on October 15th, 2014. Darrell was in the US Navy from 1960 to 1964.
Merlin C. Mewhorter Jr.
Merlin C. Mewhorter Jr. passed on Oct 12th, 2014. He served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1946.
Leonard A. Helgemoe
Leonard "Skip" Helgemoe passed on Oct. 7th, 2014, In 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific until the end of WWII.
Joe Holland died on Oct 6th, 2014. Enlisted in 1943 in the Navy and served as ship's cook aboard the USS LST 1029.
Donn G. Hanneman
Donn G. Hanneman , age 88 passed away on Oct. 2, 2014. In 1944 he joined the US Navy, where he served in the Pacific theater until the end of WWII. He was said to have been on the USS Missouri when the Japanese surrendered.
Alvin D. Imm, age 79 of Rochester passed away August 8th, 2014. In 1955 he joined the Marines and served four years as an aircraft mechanic. He stood guard during the inauguration of President Eisenhower's second term. He was a member of the American Legion.
Leon M. Larson
Leon M. Larson, age 95 of Rochester passed away July, 2014. He served in the United States Army 1940-1945.
Cyril Rathbun, 86, of Spring Valley, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Grand Meadow Care Center in Grand Meadow. He attended school through the 8th grade and joined the United States Navy, serving in the Seabees during WW II. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
Kenneth O. Makinen
Kenneth O. Makinen, 83, of Fort Collins, CO, formerly of Rochester, passed away on May 24, 2014.
Leon Fred (Fritz) Klutz of Rochester passed away May 23, 2014. Uncle Sam called in September, 1951, made an Army medic out of him, and sent him to serve in EUCOM until his release in September 1953.
William Howard Witte
William Howard Witte, age 86 of Rochester passed away April 19, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital. He served in the United States Navy during WWII.
David Leo Anderson
David Leo Anderson, 91, died peacefully at Cottagewood Senior Living Thursday, April 17, 2014. After high school he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served during WWII campaigns in Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Philippines and Luzon as technician fifth class. He received ribbons and commendations. David was a long standing member of the American Legion Post 92.
Richard A. Stoos
Richard A. Stoos, 91, of Rochester, MN passed away suddenly on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served as an electrician's mate second class during WWII. He was stationed in Trinidad.
Calvin A. Neumann
Calvin A. Neumann, 89, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 92.
Lester J. Bunnell Jr. , 79, of Rochester, peacefully left this world March 18, 2014 after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. In 1952, he joined the U.S. Navy where he earned the ranking of E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer. He served during the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Uvalde where he was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart. He also served on the Infamous Riverboats in Vietnam. After being discharged, Lester continued doing per diem work for the Navy, traveling to many Universities throughout the U.S. as a recruiter and also did many motivational speeches on his behalf. He was well respected.
Vern R. Meister
Vern R. Meister, 79, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Rochester VFW Post 1215 and American Legion Post 92.
Aldin "Al" Fiksdal, 88, died on Tuesday, February 25, 20214 at Mayo Clinic, St. Marys Campus. He joined the U.S. Navy on July 1, 1943 and served in the Pacific Aleutian Island area. Al was discharged on May 23, 1945 from the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA.
Warren W. Brumm
Warren W. Brumm, 88, of Rochester, MN died Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Seasons Hospice Cottage. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska as a radar/radio man and gunner for a bomber squad. He was a long time Eagles Club member and a member of the American Legion Post 92.
Wilbur E. Yarges
Wilbur E. Yarges, 97, died Monday, February 17, 2014. He passed away peacefully in Rochester. In January 1942, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in October 1945. Wilbur was awarded several medals by the United States as a result of his exemplary service. Specifically, he received Combat Action Ribbon, a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with two stars, an American Campaign Medal, Navy Good Conduct Metal and a World War II Victory Medal.
Douglas "Doug" Cole
Douglas Charles Cole, age 88, formerly of Rochester, passed away on February 11, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. Following graduation in 1942 he enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a Corpsman in the South Pacific during WWII.
Bert Alexander, Jr.
Bert Alexander Jr., 87, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at Golden Living Center East.
William E. Lyke
William Edward Lyke, "Bill", 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, December 21, 2013 at his home. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country during the Korean War. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion, past commander of the American Legion and also a past district commander of the American Legion. Bill was part of the American Legion Honor Guard for numerous years, life member of the Olmsted Voiture 40-8 and a member of the Grand Chef de Gare.
Norman J. Hemerick
Norman J. Hemerick, 62, of Rochester, MN died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. He was a member of the American Legion Post 92.
Earl J. Schillo
Earl J. Schillo, 82, of Rochester, MN died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Golden Living Center East. Earl served in the Air Force in New Mexico where he serviced airplane propellers. He was discharged in 1956.
Stephen Barna, 90, died on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Cottagewood Senior Living in Rochester. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion. He was proud of his service to America as a veteran of World War II and is honored with a paving stone at the Soldier's Field Memorial in Rochester.
Dean J. Rinde
Dean J. Rinde, 89. of Rochester passed away peacefully at his home on August 3, 2013. Dean served in the Army Air Corp.
Otto Wondrasch, 77, of Rochester, MN, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after passing away at his home. Otto served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957.
Robert A. Pooler "Bob"
Robert A. Pooler "Bob", 88, passed away peacefully Friday, July 19, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital. Bob was a veteran of the US Navy Air Corps and proudly served his country during WWII.
Clinton Horace Swenson
Clinton Horace Swenson, 87, passed away peacefully Friday, July 19, 2013. Following graduation from Albert Lea High School, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1943, and participated in the occupation of Japan.
Vernon Rolfe, 88, of Rochester, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII, from May 1945 through April 1947.
Allen J. Paulson
Allen J. Paulson, 84, of Rochester, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at Saint Marys Hospital. Following his college studies, Allen enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War with an Army Engineer Unit.
Anton J. Galich
Anton J. Galich of Rochester died on Monday, June 24, 2013.
Rollo K. Armour
Donald Rollo K. Armour, age 88, of Rochester, died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Seasons Hospice near Rochester. He served his country in the 7th U.S. Army Air Corp from 1943-1946 as a radio and radar operator on B-24s operating in the South Pacific.
Joseph E. Denning, age 92, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. During WWII Joseph proudly served in the US Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 92, Disabled American Veterans.
Donald C. Mackey
Donald C. Mackey of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He served in France during WW II.
George R. Ingalls
George R. Ingalls, age 77, of Rochester, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital with family at his side. He joined the Army on January 9, 1955 and completed the basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, MO and then went to advanced anti-aircraft training in Fort Bliss, TX. He arrived in Korea on January 1, 1956. George often spoke of hitchhiking home during his leaves. In those days people would not pass a soldier in uniform so he never had a problem hitching a ride. He was honorably discharged from the 24th infantry. He was a proud member of the Rochester Korean War Club, served on the Executive Committee, and participated in many of the parades, and other club events.
Cecil J. Carey
Cecil James Carey, 90, of Rochester, formerly Lake City, passed away at his home, Saturday, May 18, 2013. He served in the United States Navy from July 1943 until his honorable discharge January 3,1946 in the South Pacific on board an LCT. He was a life member of VFW Post 8729, Lake City, life member of American Legion Post 92, Rochester, 2001 Charter Member National WWII Memorial, Washington, DC and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Rochester.
Mr. Hilmer Stiller died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 of natural causes, at Arbor Terrace in Rochester, where he had been a resident for two weeks. Hilmer served his country during WWII in the US Army and held the rank of staff sargent at the time of his discharge.
Neal W. Tabler
Neal W. Tabler, 73, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Minnesota Veterans Homes, Silver Bay, MN. In 1967, Neal was too old to be drafted and enlisted in the Army to serve in the Vietnam War. He was always proud of his service to his country and devoted supporter of the military.
Joe Drennan, 76, of Rochester, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Joe served in the US Army.
Marvin W. Scheitel
Marvin William Scheitel, 83, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. He served in the US Army and saw action in the Korean War.
Thomas B. Clawson
Mr. Thomas Clawson, 89, of Rochester, MN, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Tom was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Warren "Bud" Randall
On April 5, 2013, at the age of 86, Warren "Bud" Randall passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Wabasha surrounded by family.
Myron J. Jostock
Myron J. Jostock, age 84 of Rochester died peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital. From 2951 to 1953 he served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
Marcel F. Carpenter
Marcel Marcel F. Carpenter, 97, of Rochester, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at his residence at Charter House. During WWII he served as a US Navy Aviator and later in the Korean War.
Robert L. Sheridan
Robert Sheridan passed away on February 13, 2013 in Rochester, MN. He enlisted in the Army Air Force on October 16, 1942 and was trained as a Norden Bombsight and Honeywell Automatic Pilot Technician at Midland Air Force Base in Texas. He served over three years at the Army Air Force Bombardier School in Big Spring, TX. He received an honorable discharge on January 6, 1946.
Douglas "Doug" Cole
Douglas C. Cole, age 88, formerly of Rochester, passed away on February 11, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. Following graduation from Cambellsport High School in 1942, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a Corpsman in the South Pacific during WWII.
Edward J. Kasner
Edward J. Kasner, 93, of Rochester, died Monday, February 4, 2013, surrounded by the loving presence of his family. A true patriot, Ed served as a naval officer on a landing craft in the South Pacific during World War II.
Lyle D. Ondler
Lyle D. Ondler, 90, of Rochester, passed away January 10, 2013, at Golden Living Center West in Rochester, MN. Lyle was a graduate of Rochester High School and served in the Army during World War II as a heavy truck driver.
Lester H. Kruse
Lester H. Kruse, 95, of Rochester, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth. Lester served in the United States Army during World War II.
Raymond P. Zobel
Raymond Paul Zobel, 91, of Rochester, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester, MN where he had resided for the past six years. Ray proudly served his country, first in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 as a Machinist Mate First Class, then serving with U.S. Army National Guard in Korea as Warrant Officer with the 7th Cavalry.
Reuben "Rube" Wegner
Reuben "Rube" Wegner, age 90, of Rochester, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. He served in Civilian Conservation Corps before serving in the U.S. Army during WW II.
Darrell "Pete" Hemker
Darrell "Pete" Hemker, 76, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a proud member of the American Legion and served in the military.
Stanley E. Christopherson
Stanley E. Christopherson, 85, died on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester. He graduated from Wykoff High School and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1952.