Donald Vernon Erickson

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  • Name: Donald Vernon Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 13, 1923
  • Date of Death: June 30, 2000 (76 years old)
  • Parents: George Erickson & Selma (Saima) Erickson
  • High School and Class: 1941 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering
  • Highest Rank: MM3 (Machinist Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date of Discharge: January 3, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: MN
    Name: Donald Vernon Erickson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: October 13, 1923
    Birth Place: Trout Lake, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Trout Lake, Minnesota
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Oliver Mining Company
    Weight: 150
    Height: 5’10”
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: George Erickson

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Donald Vernon Erickson, born October 13,1923 in Trout Lake, Minnesota, attended schools in Bovey, Minnesota area, a Navy Veteran serving in World War II, graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
    He married Ellen E. Hagen on September 18, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. They lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota until moving to Virginia, Minnesota where he was a Supervisor at U.S. Steel, Minntac plant, Virginia, MN until retiring in 1983.
    Preceded in death by daughters Sharon and Jean, and his parents.
    Survived by wife, Ellen, a son, Robert (Sally) Erickson of California, 2 grandsons, a sister, Eleanor (Charles) Bentz of St. Paul and a brother, Arnold (Ledonna) Erickson of California.
    Donald died at the Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-B-45-2-9)

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