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Richard "Dick" Koldenhoven
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1923
Death: Dec. 15, 1964


He married Evelyn Joan Radius on October 10, 1944, honeymooned at Starved Rock, IL. Dick, an Army Lieutenant, was shipped out to Okinawa 3 days later.

He lived on several Army bases across the country including Ft. Benning, GA and Ft. Hood, TX.

Their daughter Darlene was born and a month later, Dick shipped out for a 4 year tour of duty to the front lines of Korea as a First Lieutenant, returning as a Captain with a Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor and one Oak Leaf Cluster and was company commanding officer.

Evelyn and Dick became members of the Fourth Christian Reformed Church of Roseland where they were active leaders of the Young Couples Club, he a Deacon and Elder.

Dick and Ev opened an IGA supermarket on 89th and California in Evergreen Park, IL.

On December 22, 1964, Dick died unexpectedly at age 41 from complications of malaria, which he contracted while in the service for the Philippine liberation.




 
 
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 Spouse:
  Evelyn Joan Radius Koldenhoven (1923 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beverly Cemetery
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Rita Botkin Bomher
Record added: Sep 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117493353
Richard Dick Koldenhoven
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An American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for others. You are not forgotten.
- Diane
 Added: Jan. 2, 2016

- Rita Botkin Bomher
 Added: Sep. 22, 2013
 
 
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