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 Russell J Herrema

Russell J Herrema

Birth
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Feb 2006 (aged 85)
Stanton, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Westminster, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 103133968 · View Source
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Published in the Grand Rapids Press 1942

ALMOST TWO YEARS IN ARMY, HE'S NOW MASTER SERGEANT

Russell J. Herrema, 22, has been promoted to Master Sergeat at Inglewood, Calif., according to a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Herrema, RFD No 1, Grandville. He is in the headquarters company of a coast artillery unit.

Master Sgt. Herrema enlisted in February of 1941, and received his basic training at Camp Haan, Calif. Since Dec 7 that year when he was on maneuvers, he has been stationed near Los Angeles.

After graduation from Grandcille High School he was employed by Grandville Star & Alliance. A brother, Maynard Herrema, left for Fort Custer Jan. 15.
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Because of being stationed in California, Russ met his wife Francis there, and she was a true California girl, hating the cold and snow of Michigan and could never live there. She drew him to California, which is where he worked and raised his family.

Russell was the son of Simon Herrema and Tillie Piersma Herrema.
He married Francis VanderKaay and they had 5 children.
Marcia (Dave Postmus)
Linda Mae 1950-1963
Donald
Douglas
Ronald

age 85y 7m 3d


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  • Created by: Sandy Vandertol
  • Added: 5 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103133968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell J Herrema (23 Jul 1920–26 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103133968, citing Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sandy Vandertol (contributor 47946311) .