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Reeder, Donald Everett 1915 - 1945

REEDER, HERMANSON, ADNEY

Posted By: Errin Wilker (email)
Date: 1/15/2013 at 20:27:43

Waukon Man Dies in States
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reeder, Waukon, were notified by the war department Monday that their son, Donald, 29, a member of a patrol fleet, died as a result of a skull fracture in New York City. Reeder entered the navy in December 1943.

Surviving are his parents, a brother, Lloyd, Des Moines and two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Hermanson and Mrs. David Adney of Seneca, Ill.

His body will be brought to Waukon for burial.

Source: La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, WI, 28 Feb. 1945

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Added by S. Ferrall on 5/13/2018:

Donald Reeder, fireman 1st class, died in New York Sunday from the effects of a skull fracture, according to a message from the navy department to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reeder. There were no details as to how Reeder received his injury. A letter from Reeder a week ago informed his parents he had been assigned to a patrol fleet operating between New York and Bermuda. The body will be sent to Waukon, where funeral services will be held at a time to be announced later.

Reeder was born on June 6, 1915, at Rossville, and graduated from Waukon High school. He entered service in December 1943, and was trained at Farragut, Idaho; Ames, Ia.; Norfolk, Va., and in New York.

He is survived by his parents, a brother, Lloyd Reeder, Des Moines, Ia.; and two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Hermenson and Mrs. David Adney, both of Seneca, Ill.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, February 26, 1945
Note: buried in the 1920 Addition, Oakland cemetery, Waukon


 

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