Clayton Maurice Erven

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  • Name: Clayton Maurice Erven
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 11, 1927
  • Date of Death: March 9, 1996 (68 years old)
  • Parents: Charles and Velma Erven
  • High School and Class: attended school in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Clayton served in the 7th Division of the United States Army.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Clayton worked as a heavy equipment operator in the Midwest and Southwestern states.

    He returned to Warba, Minnesota in 1968 and retired from working in 1984 because of disability.

    Clayton was a member of Local 49 Operating Engineers.

    He married Elaine Huffer on May 8, 1948.

    Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Donald, a grandson and three brothers.

    Clayton is survived by his wife, Faith (Elaine) Erven; two daughters, Mary Porterfield and Lois Jones; three brothers, Roger, Vernie, and Kenneth; five sisters, Betty Lemler, Evelyn Hill, Orlienne Dimmitt, Joyce Archambeau, and Judy Harris; and six grandchildren.

    Clayton died at his home and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-48-04)

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