Bryan Leigh Gooch

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  • Name: Bryan Leigh Gooch
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 7, 1947
  • Date of Death: February 10, 1997 (49 years old)
  • Parents: Roger and Clarice Gooch
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  • Highest Rank: SFC (Sergeant First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Bronze Star

  • Military Highlights:
    Bryan served in the United States Army for 20 years retiring in 1994. He had served in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Bryan attended schools in Grand Rapids and Cohasset, Minnesota.

    He married Suzanne Foix on May 9, 1970, in Grand Rapids.

    Following his retirement from service, he worked for the Blandin Paper Company.

    He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association since he was 17 years old and had won several titles and trophies.

    Bryan is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two daughters, Lisa Vanina and Jennifer Gooch; his mother, Clarice; two sisters, Kathrene Demarais and Myrna Laudenbach; two brothers, Art and Stephen; and one grandson.

    Preceding him in death was his father, Roger in 1985; a brother, Gary in 1989; and a sister, Janet in 1952.

    Bryan died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Wildwood Cemetery at Cohasset, Minnesota. (Plot c45w42)

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