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Robert Lee North

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. - Robert Lee North passed away suddenly on Dec. 7, 2021, Green Valley.

Robert was raised in the Hurley, Wisconsin, and Ironwood, Michigan, area. At age 14, he enlisted in the U.S. Army under the name Lee North, and served in the Occupation of Japan and the Korean War. His time in Korea earned him two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Robert also is a member of the VUMS (Veteran of Underage Military Service). He was very proud of his service and had been very active in the VFW and the American Legion.

Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette "Patti" North; and his eldest son, Douglas North.

He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia (Dick) Kessenich, Cherie (Rene) Morentin, his son, Daniel (Sally) North, and his brother, Larry (Rita) Jokipii. Robert is also survived by eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Robert will be sadly missed.

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