Sioux County

Pfc. John VandeBrake

Born 24 Jun 1921
Died 01 Sep 1944



Mr. and Mrs. Jake J. VandeBrake, of Sioux Center, received word that their son, Pfc. John VandeBrake, had died in France in the service of his country on Sept. 1, 1944. He was 23 years old. John was born June 24, 1921, graduated from Sioux Center high school in 1939. He worked on the farm until he left for the service in November, 1942. He received his training at Fort Sill, Okla.  He went overseas in February, 1944, arriving in England, and went into France shortly after D-day.  He was a member of Company G, 1117th Infantry. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Gerald; two sisters, Joyce and Angeline.  Memorial services were held October 4 in the First Reformed Church at Orange City at 8 o’clock in the evening.

Source:  LeMars Globe-Post, October 5, 1944

Killed In Action
Pictured here is Pfc. John VandeBrake, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake J. VandeBrake, living southeast of Sioux Center.  He was reported killed in action in France, Sept. 1st. Memorial Services were held Wednesday in Orange City.

Source: Sioux Center News, October 5, 1944

John Alvin VandeBrake was born June 24, 1921 to Jacob J. and Carrie M. DeHann VandeBrake. He died Sept. 1, 1944 and is buried in West Lawn Cemetery, Orange City, IA.