Spring Valley Sun, Dec. 17, 1953
John Arnold Stein
John Arnold Stein, was born at Spring Lake, May 22, 1932, to parents, Simon A. and Myrtle Williams Stein. He was baptized in the Spring Lake Lutheran Church, October 16, 1932,and confirmed June 23, 1946. He was graduated from the Spring Valley High School, May 28, 1950.
He entered military service in October of 1951. At the time of his death he held the rank of Airman, Second Class, being stationed at Mather Air Field, Sacramento, CA. He met death by accident the morning of October 2, 1954, near his base, at the age of 22.
Memorial Services were held at the Air Base Chapel at 3 o'clock on October 5th. His military escort was Cpl. Leroy Hinzman who is stationed at Camp Cook, CA. John's last furlough was spent at home during the month of June 1954.
He is survived by his father and mother, and one brother, David, together with many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the home at 12:30 and from the Spring Lake Lutheran Church at 2:00 on Saturday, October 9th. Burial took place in Spring Lake Cemetery. Rev. Carsten Smeby officiated.
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