Obit: Vanderloop, Raymond (1918 - 1943)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Vanderloop, Henke, Hoks, Capaul, Brown, Bossler, Frese, Jacque

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/06/1944

Vanderloop, Raymond (20 AUG 1918 - 7 NOV 1943)

Mrs. Mary Vanderloop receive a telegram on Wednesday that her son, Cpl. Raymond J. Vanderloop, was killed in action on November the seventh somewhere in Italy. Raymond left for the army on Sept. 10th, 1941 and landed in Africa on Nov. 8, 1942 and was killed on Nov. 7, 1943.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1918, the youngest of the family. His father died on March 18, 1939.

Raymond is survived by his mother, Mary Vanderloop of Stanley, and two brothers, Sylvester at home, Wilfred with the armed forces in England and seven sisters, (Cora) Mrs. Peter Henke of Stanley, (Lizzie) Mrs. Henry Hoks of Menasha, (Minnie) Mrs. John Capaul of Cornell, (Mathilda) Mrs Ray Brown and (Henrietta) Mrs. Herbert Bossler of Port Washington, (Agnes) Mrs. Arthur Jacque and (Rose) Mrs. Henry Frese Jr., of Thorp, and many other relatives and friends.

Note added by Lisa Haas


Raymond was killed in WWII by a sniper in Italy. He was a member of the 15th Infantry, 3rd Division and received the Purple Heart. He is buried in Nettuno, Italy, south of Rome. He was 6' 3" and weighed 214 lbs. when he enlisted in September 1941.


Additional note added by Lisa Haas


Received a nice surprise this morning.  A nice gentleman from Washington state went to Italy and photographed Raymond Vanderloop’s grave marker.  He also took pictures of other graves sites.  Never thought I would get this photo.  If you zoom in you can see his name, rank, state and date of death.


Raymond Vanderloop (1918-1943) burial site:

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial


Provincia di Roma

Lazio, Italy

Plot: Plot I, Row 10, Grave 3




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