Worthington 150: Many Nobles County residents gave their life for their country
Last local casualties were from Vietnam war.
The three casualties of the Spanish-American War from Worthington’s Company H all died from typhoid fever: Everett Calvert, Wisconsin; Joseph Moffitt, Nebraska; and George Luther Michael, Worthington. Michael died Sept. 6, 1898, and is buried at Fort Snelling.
World War I
Adolph Michael Brabender, Adrian, Seaman 2/C; died of influenza Sept. 19, 1918.
Leon C. Butler, Wilmont, private, Army; died Oct. 18, 1918, in France.
Arthur Leonard Calvin, Worthington, Private; killed in action Sept. 17, 1918, Aire River.
Charles Christian Flentje, Round Lake, Private; killed in action Sept. 26, 1918, at St. Mihiel.
Carl Joseph Hanson, Adrian, Private; died of influenza Nov. 9, 1918, at Camp Cody.
Roy J. Hulett, Worthington, Private; missing in action, Aug. 3, 1918, at Chateau Thierry.
Emil Kopping, Kinbrae, Private; died Oct 3, 1918, at Darford, England.
Ferdinand Henry Koster, Fulda, Sergeant; died of influenza Oct. 7, 1918.
Gilbert Joseph Larson, Ellsworth, Private; died of influenza Aug. 6, 1918.
Alex Legdon, Round Lake, Private; killed in action Oct. 8, 1918, Argonne.
Fred Charles Libaire, Adrian, Private; died of pneumonia at Fort Snelling, March 16, 1919.
Clyde James McConkey, Brewster, Lieutenant Colonel, died April 18, 1919, San Antonio, Texas.
Rense Miller, Rushmore, Private; killed in action Nov. 4, 1918.
William J. Mohr, Wilmont, Private; killed in action, Oct. 16, 1918.
Carl William Nelson, Adrian, Private; fought in France, died of pneumonia Sept. 21, 1918.
Selmer Melvin Ness, Rusmore, Sailor, died at Great Lakes hospital May 13, 1917.
Charles H. O’Day, Adrian, Private; killed in action near Romagne Oct. 11, 1918.
Roman Ferdinand Pass, Adrian, Sergeant; killed in action Oct. 18. 1918.
Henry B. Pacholl, Wilmont, Private; killed in action Oct. 25, 1918, Argonne.
Fredric J. Peters, Worthington, Private, died of pneumonia at Wilbur Wright Field Oct. 6, 1918.
Harold Elridge Riggle, Reading, Cook; killed in action in France.
Joseph Arthur Suding, Fulda, Private; killed in action Nov. 1, 1918, Argonne.
Arthur S. Swanson, Worthington, Private, died Jan. 21, 1919, after being struck by a train.
John Ternes, Adrian, Private; killed in action Oct. 23, 1918.
Frank Kniess, Ransom Township, died in camp.
William Frederict Licht, Reading, Private; died Oct. 1, 1918, at Camp Grant.
Joseph Moser, Lismore, Private; killed in action Aug. 11, 1918.
World War II
Frederick E. Aeilts, Ellsworth, lost Aug 11, 1944, on a mission to strafe enemy ships near Utarom, New Guinea.
Clifford J. Anderson, Worthington, died Jan. 11, 1943, at sea.
Loyd Loren Apel, Worthington, killed April 23, 1943, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Leonard A. Baumgard, Worthington, died March 25, 1945 in bomber crash.
Raymond Earl Bengston, St. Paul, killed May 4, 1945, in plane crash.
Cletus F. Broich, Wilmont, killed in action July 12, 1944, in Battle of St. Lo.
John A. Cramer, Worthington, killed May 25, 1945, at Luzon.
Floyd Edward Easterday, Brewster, killed Jan. 27, 1941, at Pearl Harbor.
Luverne E. Gibson, Wortington, killed Jan. 4, 1945, in action at Bastogne, Belgium.
Jerome E. Godfrey, Worthington, killed in June 1944 on a bomber crash south of Ropen, Austria, while serving as deputy flight commander.
Floyd L. Good, Rushmore, killed in action March 28, 1945, near Dillenberg, Germany.
Roger Melick Hagerman, Brewster, killed in action July 3, 1944, in New Guinea.
Floyd Fay Heath, Round Lake, died at base hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Lamber C. Heikes, Ellsworth, died July 11, 1943, in plane crash over Gulf of Mexico.
Richard Eugene Horak, Worthington, killed in action April 22, 1944, while on mission over Germany.
Paul Williams Janssen, Worthington, reported missing Dec. 10, 1942, later declared lost between Greenland and Labrador.
Duane R. Jenkins, Round Lake, killed Dec. 3 in plane crash with Japanese plane near Solomons.
Edward A. Kent, Worthington, killed in action Oct. 25, 1944, in Germany.
Arvin Knuth, Wortington, killed July 23, 1944, in plane crash at Norman, Okla.
Charles Lowell Knuth, Worthington, killed Oct. 20, 1944, in plane crash near Freeman Field, Ind.
Carlyle J. Kopp, Worthington, instructor at Wold-Chamberlain Field until his death July 21, 1943, near St. Paul.
Donald A. Krogman, Dundee, killed April 8, 1944, in plane crash.
James C. Krull, Rushmore, died Sept. 2, 1946, in Nurnberg, Germany.
Davis Vernon Kruse, Adrian, killed in action July 5, 1944, in Saipan.
Lloyd W. Mayo, killed Jan. 31, 1944, while landing plane in California.
Leonard Meier, missing in action Oct. 25, 1944, on Leyte; later presumed dead.
Marvin M Menke, Wilmont, killed Jan. 20, 1945, in Battle of Belgian Bulge.
Julius A Middendorff, Wilmont, killed in action May 18, 1945, on Okinawa.
John Williams Parker, died March 6, 1945, from wounds received in action at Iwo Jima.
Willis M. Parker, Worthington, died March 20, 1945, in plane crash in the Aleutian Islands.
Duane M. Peterson, killed April 1943 in crash at Trail Peak, N.M.
Charles Pfeiffer, killed in action July 4, 1944, on Saipan.
Melvin J. Rarich, Worthington, presumed dead Feb. 19, 1945, while on mission from Kodiak, Alaska.
Philip R. Remhof, Worthington, drowned March 23, 1945, near Ramagan, Germany.
Richard Saxon, Worthington, killed in action Feb. 12, 1945, at Luzon.
Robert Paul Schafer, Worthington, reported missing in action Feb. 16, 1945; later reported killed in action.
Henry J. Schuman, Adrian, seaman, missing in action and presumed dead Oct. 18, 1943.
Bruce D. Singer, Worthington, killed Nov. 1, 1945, in plane crash near Karlsruhe, Germany.
Norbert Springman, Lismore, missing in action May 24, 1945, on raid over Tokyo.
Palmer N. Storey, Worthington, drowned April 4, 1945, in Irriwaddy River at Bhamo, India.
Richard I. Stowe, Worthington, Navy, killed in action.
Elmer Swaving, killed June 22, 1943, in crash in Salinas, Calif.
Herman A Thelder, Kinbrae, reported missing Dec. 5, 1945, while training over Atlantic Ocean.
Lous Uphoff, Adrian, killed in action Nov. 16, 1944.
Henry Van Beest, Adrian, lost October 1943 in sinking near Truk Island.
Walter Van Cleve
Edward Van Rakum, Adrian, killed in action March 7, 1945.
Raphael Lloyd Vogt, Wilmont, killed in action March 25, 1944, at Anzio Beach.
Henry Wallace, Adrian, killed in action July 4, 1944, in France.
Wilbur C. Wright, Kinbrae, killed in Battle of Belgian Bulge.
Leighton Keith Zeiner, air corps, killed Dec. 30, 1943, in parachute jump at Hawkinge, England.
Ronald Van Regenmorter, killed in action Jan. 12, 1967.
Randall Young, killed in action March 3, 1968.
Joel Anders, killed in action March 26, 1968.
Ronald Redenius, killed in action Oct. 5, 1968.
Lauren Fritz, killed in plane crash Dec. 24, 1969.
Jerry Russell, killed March 1970 at Tay Ninh.
Robert Shurr, killed April 13, 1970.
James Krull, killed June 14, 1970, in Cambodia.
Daniel Klein, killed Sept. 6, 1970.