He was 75 and died Saturday, Oct. 23, in Downey. He was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 22, 1924.
Survivors include his sisters, Sofie Meyers and Molly Granrud; a daughter-in-law, Irene Perkins; and a nephew, Ted Meyers.
Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 20, 1912, and moved to Inglewood in 1926 where he graduated from Inglewood High School in 1929, later attending Compton College. He worked for General Motors Truck Division in Los Angeles and later John Hancock Life Insurance Company from 1940 until retirement in 1974. He was a longtime resident of Downey, moving here in 1949. He loved golf.
A veteran of World War II, he landed Omaha Beach in June, 1944 and was also involved in the 1945 liberation of a forced labor camp in Germany. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for this.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine of La Habra; his son, Robert of Downey; a daughter, Francine Coons of Livermore; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial with full military honors will follow at the Riverside National
Cemetery in Riverside.