AMerican Veteran 11

Seiji Shiratori

June 27, 1938 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Seiji Shiratori Obituary

Seiji Shiratori was born June 27, 1938, in Rexburg, Idaho, one of twelve children born to Japanese immigrants. He was a child when World War II heightened the discrimination, bringing harassment, intimidation, and property loss. After graduating Idaho Falls High School, Seiji joined the U.S. Army.

He married Linda Anderson, of Blackfoot, Idaho, in 1966. After the army, he worked his entire adult life for Basic American Foods, in Blackfoot, rising from sweeping floors and working the production line to serving as a special projects manager in research and development. His name is on at least one patent for food products Americans eat daily. He retired in 2004, and continued to consult for the firm for a few years.

He passed away January 31, 2024, at his home in Idaho Falls. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his younger son Masaru Shiratori and his older son Seiji T. Shiratori with his wife Alisa and their children, Mei and Kai; and his sister Chitosei (Shiratori) Chun, and many nieces and nephews. We love him, and he will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers, Seiji requested that donations be made to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) of Idaho Falls. Please send donations to1100 Londonderry Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, or follow this link to the JACL of Idaho Falls website for donation.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be announced in the future.

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