Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bortells in:
 • Laurel Hill Cemetery
 • Havana
 • Mason County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
John William Bortell
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: 1917
Death: Dec. 31, 1944
Havana
Mason County
Illinois, USA

Born to Earl & Adah Catherine Bortell in 1917. John enlisted in the US Army WWII on Jun 2, 1942. His regiment was 81st Infantry Division known as "Wildcats". He was killed Dec 31, 1944 in an explosion from a War land mine. He was involved in 3 Japanese invasions in Pacific on Peleliu Islands under the command of General McArthur. He received a Purple Heart and Combat Infantry badge for exemplary conduct and great skill in actions against the enemy. He was buried on the island at the US Armed Forces Cemetery but later was sent home to be buried in Havana Illinois. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Earl W Bortell (1884 - 1971)
  Adah Catherine Wise Bortell (1891 - 1965)
 
 Siblings:
  Ila M Bortell Peterson (1912 - 1996)*
  Norma Bortell (1913 - 1914)*
  Loretta M Bortell (1915 - 1999)*
  John William Bortell (1917 - 1944)
  Ruth R Bortell Myers (1921 - 2006)*
  Kenneth R Bortell (1928 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Havana
Mason County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Sandy Cole-Tanner
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44493786
John William Bortell
Added by: DLD
 
John William Bortell
Added by: DLD
 
John William Bortell
Added by: Sandy Cole-Tanner
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- DLD
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012

- Brenda Lee
 Added: Dec. 19, 2009
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service