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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

Current Services

Lawrence Sands Jr

February 02, 1926 - - September 30, 2015

Lawrence N. "Larry" Sands, Jr., age 89, US Navy WWII Veteran. Loving father of Patricia (late Emmett) Finnegan, Robert (Colleen) Sands and Susan (Donald) Gayton. Cherished grandfather of Kristi (Erik) Harris, Patrick (Coleen) Finnegan, Matthew (fiancee Lauren) Finnegan, Saryn Sands, Shaely Sands, Donna (Nick) Lackey, Donald Gayton, and Christopher Gayton. Dearest great-grand ...

Ferdinand Schrank

May 05, 1925 - - September 30, 2015

Ferdinand P. Schrank, age 90, U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. Beloved husband of 68 years to Phyllis, nee Enders. Loving father of Susan (Diane Nowak) Schrank, Merri (Marc) Stoddard, Judy (Paul) Vik, Peter (Debbie) Schrank, Lydia (Jeff) Winkelmann, Carol (Joseph) Wrobel and the late Barbara (Bill) Walsh. Cherished grandfather of 11. Dearest great-grandfather of one. Fond brother o ...

John Jane

October 03, 1931 - - September 27, 2015

John U. Jane, age 83, US Marine Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen June. Loving father of Thomas (Mary Jo) Jane, Kathleen (Rhys) Thomas, Eileen (Glenn) Kulich, Edward (Belinda) Jane, David Jane, Amy Jane and the late John (Linda) Jane, Robert Jane, and William Jane. Cherished grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 11. Fond brother of Dorothy Dunn, ...

Robert Meany

October 19, 1946 - - September 25, 2015

Robert P. Meany, age 68, US Navy Vietnam Veteran, beloved husband of Geraldine, nee Ifland. Loving father of Eileen (Jon) Ipema, Michael Meany, and Christine (Michael) Safstrom. Cherished grandfather of Samantha, Shaun, and Sophie Ipema. Dear brother of Thomas (Paula), Joseph (Anne Marie), Mark, and Kevin (Brigitte). Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Robert was a m ...

Paul Vandenberg

November 20, 1920 - - September 09, 2015

Paul Vandenberg, age 94, WWII U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn, nee Buikema (1998). Loving father of Susan (Thomas) Kenney, Gary (Joanne) Vandenberg and Douglas (Kim) Vandenberg. Cherished grandfather of seven. Dearest great-grandfather of seven. Fond brother of the late Margaret Aggen and Jack Vandenberg. Paul was a member of the 745th Tank Battalion ...

Ronald M. "Buddy" Roper

October 10, 1939 - - March 01, 2015

Ronald M. "Buddy" Roper, age 75, U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband for 35 years to Wanda, nee Rybolt. Loving father of Ronald M. Roper, Jr., Michelle A. (Stan) Kozlowski, Jennifer L. Broussard, David C. (Tracy) Stieglitz, Douglas E. Roper and the late Rebecca Roper. Cherished grandfather of Rachel, John Morris, Veronica, Stanley, Kameron and Calvin. Fond brother of Diane ( ...

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