Duane Ad'Lore Gamache

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  • Name: Duane Ad'Lore Gamache
  • Location of Birth: Cass Lake, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 5, 1916
  • Date of Death: May 3, 1994 (77 years old)
  • Parents: Ad'Lore and Myrtle Gamache
  • High School and Class: 1937 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: F 1 (Fireman 1st Class - Non Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Military Highlights:
    Duane served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Before enlisting in the United States Navy, Duane managed the Rapids Theater in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for a number of years.

    He retired in 1978 after 30 years with Northwest Paper Company, now part of Potlatch Corporation.

    Duane was a member of the Potlatch Quarter Century Club and served as president of his United Paperworkers Union Local for two years. He also sold real estate in the Cloquet and Duluth, Minnesota areas during the 1950s.

    Duane was actively involved in the 1958 Cloquet Centennial and the local A.R.C., being instrumental in its development in the late 1960s. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of Cloquet Post 262 of the American Legion. Duane was also involved in the Cloquet Youth Hockey Association.

    Duane is survived by his wife, Jessie; eight sons, Roger, Jay, Scott, Jon, Gregory, Duane, Jr., Daren, and Gabriel; three daughters, Karen Gamache, Tina Wilson, and Nancy Gamache; two brothers, Ernest and Gerald; three sisters, Dorothy Greene, Audrey Sackett, and Betty Troumbly; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Duane died at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, Minnesota. There were no services. Inurnment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Plot X, O, 745)

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