Donald Keith Cederstrom

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  • Name: Donald Keith Cederstrom
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 22, 1926
  • Date of Death: January 5, 2011
  • Parents: Oliver Cederstrom & Audrey (Hall) Cederstrom
  • High School and Class: 1944 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Highest Rank: RM3C (Radioman Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: June 21, 1944
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Donald Keith Cederstrom
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: June 22, 1926
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, UA
    Residence Place: Parkville, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 12, 1946 (re-enlistment)
    Employer: Enlisted Navy June 21, 1944 & Discharged June 4, 1946
    Weight: 135
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Oliver W. Cederstrom, father, Parkville, St. Louis, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Donald Cederstrom married Betty Reavis in Oklahoma and they subsequently moved to Twin Falls, Idaho. He was an engineer for KLIX radio where he designed and built their television station KLIX-TV. He moved to Boise, Idaho where Donald became chief engineer of KIDO Radio, a position lasting over 4 decades. He married Vera Sternling. He formed Custom Recording and Sound with business partner Paul Franklin, but then resigned from his business in 2009 because of health demands.

    Donald Cederstrom died in Boise, Idaho and is buried inj Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery, Boise, Idaho (Sec. 3, Row X, Site 518). He is survived by daughters, Donna (Glenn) Martin and Kathleen (J.D.) Davis; step-children Jenny Sternling (Allan Bardoff), Timothy Sternling, and Victoria Detrick; numerous grandchildren; brother, Dick (Terry) Cederstrom; and sister (Carol (Tom) Logue.

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