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Richard “Dick” Koldenhoven

Death 15 Dec 1964 (aged 41)
Burial Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 117493353 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Rita A Bomher
  • Added: 22 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117493353
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard “Dick” Koldenhoven (16 Oct 1923–15 Dec 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117493353, citing Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rita A Bomher (contributor 47319873) .