Jasper County

Pvt. Ivan VanderKraan




These Iowans, like the many carried here in previous Honor Roll listings, have given their lives for their country. Each one was either killed in actual combat or died in prison camp. The fourth line beneath each photograph indicates the war area in which the Iowan was serving. Additional pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, February 6, 1944  (photo included)

Ivan Epp Vander Kraan was born Jan. 28, 1910 to William Adrian and Henrietta Roorda Vander Kraan. He died Mar. 20, 1943 and is buried in Porter Grove Cemetery, Harvey, IA.

Pvt. Vander Kraan served in World War II with the U.S. Army 34th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division and died in the Hawaii Islands as the result of an accidental gunshot wound.

Source: ancestry.com