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Obituaries > HART, JAMES W., JR.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday for Pfc. James Wilbur Hart, Jr., 21, who was killed in action May 20, 1945, while serving with the infantry of the Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa. Officiating will be the Rev. J. Arthur Eveland, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery with military rites to be conducted by J. H. Kemble Post No. 1565, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The body will arrive in Muscatine tonight and will be taken to the funeral home.

The son of James W. and Mary Akers Hart, Pfc. Hart was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Fairmont, Minn. He had resided in Muscatine since 1928 and was a member of the local VFW post.

Entering the Marine Corps Dec. 10, 1941, Pfc. Hart went overseas in the spring of 1942. He had a leave from duty in the South Pacific in 1943 and returned overseas in 1944.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hart, 422 Fletcher Avenue; a brother, William L. Hart, Muscatine; and five sisters, Mrs. Bruce Swain, Davenport, and Mrs. Ralph Freeman, Mildred, Ruth Ann and Joan Hart, all of Muscatine.