Adolph John Gilbert

2021-08-07T10:12:34-05:00
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  • Name: Adolph John Gilbert
  • Location of Birth: Sweden
  • Date of Birth: May 10, 1898
  • Date of Death: March 14, 1974 (75 years old)
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: August 6, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: April 19, 1943 (Release Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Adolph served in the United States Army during World War II with the Signal Corps.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Adolph came to the United States in 1929. He worked for 1 1/2 years in Kansas City, Missouri before coming to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Adolph had been employed by the Blandin Paper Company for 32 years, retiring in 1963.

    Adolph was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Arbutus Rebekah Lodge.

    He is survived by his wife, Clara; two step-daughters, Mrs. William (Gladys) Peters and Mrs. Foster (Delores) Root; one step-son, Hilding Helgren; three sisters that live in Sweden; four brothers, Walfred who lives in California and three brothers who live in Sweden; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

    Adolph died at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota after a lengthy illness. He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-08-02)

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