Woodbury County

Pvt. LuVerne Trimborn


Marine From Here Is Dead

LuVerne Trimborn Enlisted Year Ago: Parents Notified

The death of Private LuVerne H. Trimborn, 22, United States marine corps, has been reported by war department authorities to his wife, 2121 S. Lakeport Street and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Trimborn, 1824 S. Maple Street.

Although relatives have received several messages announcing the young Sioux Cityan’s death, details in each instance were lacking.

In a letter January 28 from a marine corps officer, the young man’s death was reported as having occurred October 25. In a letter from the Red Cross January 22, the parents were informed that LuVerne was not on a casualty list as of January 15. On January 26, the wife received a telegram to the effect that “your husband has died.”

LuVerne enlisted last February. He had been employed in Council Oak stores here. He formerly attended Eat High School.

Surviving besides the widow and the parents are a brother, Charles, Jr., also of Sioux City.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 2, 1943

School Holds Memorial Rites

14 Former East Junior Pupils Dead in Present War

Students and parents bowed their heads Friday afternoon at East Junior School in respect to former boys of that institution who have given their lives that free education might continue.

It was the Schools Memorial Day observance. In song and story, tribute was paid to the 14 former students who have lost their lives in the present conflict.

An imitation monument—one that had been used at like services at the school in other years—was centered on the stage of the auditorium.

Parents and friends of those who have been killed or died in service, sat in a group on one side of the hall.

Rev. Frank G. Bean, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, delivered the address. He declared that those students had died so that this country might continue with its system of free education whereby all may learn the truth in history.

At the conclusion of the service, students placed a wreath at the names on the gold star list. They later will be added to a roll that will be placed in the front hall.

Former student’s names on Friday’s list were Harry E. Nichols, Luverne Trimborn, LeLand Christensen, Robert Sogge, Frank Voloshan, Clelland Kammon, Casmer Lukowicz, Alder L. Nystrom, Harry Ellsworth, Bruce Brink, Raymond Lynch and Melvin McKnight.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 28, 1943

Purple Heart to Sioux Cityan Killed in Action

Private Luverne Trimborn, killed in action October 25, 1942, was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart citation, his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Trimborn, 1717 Jackson Street, has been advised.

Private Trimborn departed in July 1942 for overseas duty and was a member of the first company landing on Guadalcanal.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Trimborn, former Sioux Cityans, who now reside at Miles City, Mont. His brother, Private Charles Trimborn, Jr., is stationed at Fort Ord, California.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 2, 1943


These Iowans, like those pictured here on previous Sundays, have given their lives for their country. They are men who have died in actual combat or in prison camps. The fourth line under each name designates the theatre of war in which they were serving. Other pictures will be published later.

Source: The DesMoines Register, Sunday, February 13, 1944  (photo included)