Kasilof resident Fred Lewis Monroe died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at home.
Grave side services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Kenai cemetery.
Mr. Monroe was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Lansing, Mich., to Robert Monroe and Ceicle Hayman. He was one of 15 children and grew up around the Great Lakes.
"He was a man of many talents. He enjoyed working on vehicles," his family said.
He enlisted in the army in March 28, 1942, in Detroit, Mich. He served in the eastern Mandates, southern Philippines, western pacific, and Ryukyus. He was in the sixth division 69th armor, then it was split to the 708th amphibious tank B.N. He was wounded three times, the last time on Iwo Jima.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Moose Lodge in 1942.
Mr. Monroe was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Monroe in 1991; and second wife, Helen Robinett in 2006.
He is survived by Susan Moore of Kasilof, Barbara Hommel of Wrangell, Robert Monroe of Nikiski, Nancy Kroker of Kasilof, James "Abe" Monroe of Spokane, Wash., and Jeff DiCristina of Kasilof; grandkids James, Brenda, Jerry, Marilyn, Linda, Kim, Mike, Joe, Kyle, Jennifer, Robert, Krystal, Darryl, Emma, Tina, Adam; and five generations of great-grandkids.
Condolences will may be sent to 23146 Cohoe King Loop, Kasilof, AK. 99610.
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