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People:Veterans

Arenac County Veterans

If you are aware of veterans who were Arenac County natives, residents of Arenac County during their service or who are buried in Arenac County, you are invited to use this space to recognize them. 

Please protect individual privacy and submit no information on living individuals without their permission. 


Civil War

On-line data: 1890 Civil War Veteran Schedules - Contributed by Doris Demet

World War I

  • Albert H. Felske, was born August 2, 1889 in Sterling, the son of John Felske and Eva, nee Streuer.  His service was Cpl. Co. C 329th Infantry.  He died August 29, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. - Contributed by G Knopp
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  • Robert J. Felske, was born June 24, 1895 in Sterling, the son of John Felske and Eva, nee Streuer.  His service was Sgt. Co. C 329th Infantry.  He died March 26, 1961 in Toledo, Ohio. - Contributed by G Knopp
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  • Charles E. Fritts, was born February 3, 1896 near Standish, the son of Irvin Fritts and Mary Ellen, nee Sischo.  His service was: Pvt. Co C 4th Infantry.  He died October 3, 1957 and is buried in Clayton Township Cemetery. - Contributed by Marcia Ticknor - Obit
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  • William LaMontagne was born in 1887 and died in 1983.  He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.  - Contributed by Mike Von Steenburg
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  • Alexander Lee was born in Alger, Michigan on February 23, 1890, the son of Hiram and Margaret Lee. He died on January 7, 1962 and is buried in the Clayton Township Cemetery Section 108 in Arenac County, Michigan. He served as a Corporal during WWI, unit served is unknown. - Contributed by Steven Crume
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  • Gustave Adolph Marks, was born April 5, 1889 in Sterling, the son of Gottfried Marks and Augusta, nee Hertzberg. His service was as a Pvt. in the US Army.   He died April 29, 1968 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan. - Contributed by G Knopp
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  • Richard Julius Maybour, was born March 14, 1892 in Sterling, the son of Julius Wilhelm Maibauer and Juliana, nee Templin.  He was the husband of Adolphine Augusta nee Bossbach.  He died in Eden, Germany on May 16, 1919 while in service with the Fourth Army.  He is buried in Sterling Cemetery. - Contributed by G Knopp
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  • Arthur Henry Wheeler, was born May 13 1890 in Standish, MI, the son of Duncan Wheeler and Sylvania Jane, nee Shaw. He served as a Pfc. with Co. B, 21st Mich. Eng. He died Jan. 8, 1944 in Standish and is buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Standish.

World War II

  • Harold William Fritts was born March 14, 1923 in Melita.  He entered the U.S. Army March 23, 1943. He served with the 472nd Military Police Escort Guard Company, enforcing military laws and regulations, maintaining order and control of individuals and traffic in countries which U.S. forces were exercising Military government, guarded prisoners and other foreign personnel in France & Germany.  He died March 1, 2000 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Saline, MI. - Contributed by Marcia Ticknor
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  • Richard Lyman Lee was born December 8, 1927.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on his 18th birthday and served in Germany during World War II and also in Viet Nam, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.   He died April 16, 1967 and is buried in Sims-Whitney Cemetery.  Contributed by Dennis R. Lee
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  • S/Sgt. Weishuhn, Russell, Co. C. 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Son of Charles and Maggie (Trombley) Weishuhn. Born May 13, 1921 in the Keystone area near Whittemore, Michigan. Volunteered for the Paratroops and served honorably through the war until 1945. Was married to Rachel Humerickhouse for over 57 years, when he died Feb. 22, 1999 in Port Charlotte, Florida. He is buried in Richland Cemetery, Prescott, Michigan.  Contributed by Rachel Weishuhn
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  • Lyle Mahlon Ostrander was born May 20, 1920 in Turner Township, Arenac County, Michigan, son of Oscar and Carmen (Carpenter) Ostrander. Lyle entered military service with US Air Corps on August 12, 1941, having serial number 26125105. On November 9, 1944 T/Sgt Ostrander, a gunner on the B-24 Liberator with the 791st Bomber Squadron / 467 Bomber Group was reported "MIA", later his status was changed to "KIA" on May 10, 1945. Report of death by the War Department reads as follows: Date of Death: November 9, 1944, Cause: Bailed out of plane. Place of Death: European Area. Lyle is listed on the Tablet of the Missing or Dead at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England. During his service to his country T/Sgt Lyle Ostrander was awarded the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster.
    Contributed by Doris Demet
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  • Robert Keith Ostrander was born August 7, 1925 in Twining, Arenac County, Michigan, son of Oscar and Carmen (Carpenter) Ostrander. Robert entered the US Army on April 3, 1945, serial number 36492741 and was with the 3281st Ordnance Base, light truck driver. PFC Robert Ostrander was Honorably Discharged from service on October 11, 1946. PFC Ostrander served 8 months and 16 days overseas during his military service and earned the following award and medals: Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal Japan. Robert Ostrander died on December 22, 1977 in Genesee County, Michigan and is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery, Arenac County, Michigan.
    Contributed by Doris Demet
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  • Glenn Willis Ostrander was born on October 8, 1922 in Twining, Arenac County, Michigan, son of Oscar and Carmen (Carpenter) Ostrander. Glenn entered the US Army on December 29, 1942, serial number 36415594. Sgt Ostrander served his country in the battle of Luzon, along with other duty stations of course. When Sgt Glenn Ostrander was Honorably Discharged from service on January 19, 1946 he was serving as a Military Police Office, after earning the following Decorations and Citations for his service: Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle Star, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon, 3 Overseas Service Bars, 1 Service Stripe and a Good Conduct Medal. Glenn died on December 7, 1981 in Genesee County, Michigan.
    Contributed by Doris Demet
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  • Floyd Burton Ripenbark was born on July 29, 1918 in Iosco County, Michigan to Floyd G and Zelta (Irish) Ripenbark. Floyd was a resident along with his parents and other family members of Arenac County when he entered the US Army on April 29, 1943, serial number 36850148. Floyd was a Private with the 3612th QM TRK CO as a Heavy Truck Operator. Private Ripenbark was Honorably Discharged on December 29, 1945, returning to Arenac County at that time. Private Ripenbark received the following Ribbons and Citations during his military service: AM Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal, Rifle Marksman. Floyd died on September 7, 1970 in the VA Hospital, Wayne County, Michigan and is buried at North View Cemetery in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan.
    Contributed by Doris Demet

Vietnam

  • Allan R. Ott, was born September 7, 1946. He died June 3, 1968.  His service was CPL Co A. 39 Inv 9 Inf. Div.   He is buried in Linwood Cemetery.
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Please help document the burial locations of Civil War veterans. 
See Don Harvey's "Michigan in the Civil War" site for details.


Key resources for veterans information

Civil War

Don Harvey's Site - Michigan in The Civil War
Michigan in the Civil War
- fee via Ancestry.com

Other

USGenWeb Pensions Project
National Archives -
Veteran Service Records - Civil War Pension Records



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