David Maurice A. Black

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  • Name: David Maurice A. Black
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 19, 1922
  • Date of Death: January 6, 1998 (75 years old)
  • Parents: Matthew and Jessie Black
  • High School and Class: 1942 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Coast Guard
  • Other Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    David was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II - Coast Guard
    Korean Conflict - Army

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  • Civilian Life:
    David was a carpenter for several years and worked for the State of Minnesota Bridge Maintenance for 25 years, retiring as a foreman in 1982.

    He married Leora Danley in 1949. She died in 1991. He married Shirley Sorenson in 1991.

    David was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a son, David, Jr.; a daughter, Barbara Ahlm, three stepsons, Ronald Sorenson, Gerald Sorenson, and Wayne Sorenson; two stepdaughters, Sharon Mohamed and Elette Wilson; three sisters, Eunice Armstrong, Beverly Hagan, and Mavis Woleski; two grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Leora, his parents, and three brothers.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (I-G-15-2-5)

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