George Herman Aden


George H Aden, age 96, of Solon Springs, WI passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Maple Ridge Care Center in Spooner, WI.

George Herman Aden born May 8, 1924 in Solon Springs, WI, the son of Henry and Anna (Schoone) Aden. His dad Henry came to the United States in 1912 and worked on a farm in Iowa before finding land in a Minneapolis cattleman’s magazine. He moved and settled on his property in Solon Springs in 1919. George is very proud of the fact that the land has been in his family’s name for 102 year.

George was proud of his family, he said they were all hard workers and were kind and helpful to others.  His sister Emma was 14 months older, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class in High School. George remembered being 9 years old when highway 53 was first paved with concrete in 1933. He remembered many a time before it was paved that they helped people whose vehicles got stuck. George planted one of the first trees in the school forest on May 10, 1934.

The United States government called a then 18-year-old George to serve his country in WWII. He was drafted on February 14, 1942 and served in the 87th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division. He served 2 years 9 months. During his service he saw the following European countries; Ireland where he trained for 7 months, France, Holland, Belgium and England. He never made it into Germany because he was wounded. In 1942 George boarded the ship, Cape Town Castle, which was in a fleet of four ships bound across the Atlantic. He said each ship was filled with double its capacity. After training in Ireland, he again boarded a ship that landed in Normandy, France on Utah beach on July 10, 1942. George is a Purple Heart recipient and a true war hero!!

George worked at Nyrook Manufacturing in St. Paul, MN and also worked at Superwood in Duluth, MN.

George will be sorely missed by his friends in the Solon Springs Community. He loved Solon Springs and was very proud to call it his home.

He will be laid to rest at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, where full military honors will be accorded.

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