Ole and Mari Finnestad's grandson, Elmer James Vallem, completed a World War II registration card in April 1942. Elmer was youngest child of Rachel Olson Finnestad Vallem. His father was Jacob Johnson
At the time, he was living in Rochelle, Illinois and listed his sister, Ella Bertina Vallem Olson's daughter-in-law, Mrs George Olson as someone that would know his whereabouts.
According to Elmer's niece Genevieve Fern Olson Berg, Elmer never served in World War II, but he did serve in World War I.