Earl John Berkeland

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  • Name: Earl John Berkeland
  • Location of Birth: Esterville, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: February 17, 1921
  • Date of Death: July 28, 1985 (64 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: LT JG (Lieutenant Junior Grade)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Military Highlights:
    Served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Earl moved to Minnesota when he was young. He grew up in Alborn, Minnesota. He married Katherine Doran on March 25, 1944. They lived in Grand Rapids, Floodwood and for the last 11 years in Blackberry, Minnesota. He worked for 25 years for The Grand Rapids Herald-Review as a compositor.

    He was a member of Ponti-Peterson Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Eagles Club of Palestine, Illinois, International Typographical Union and Minnesota Forest Association.

    Survivors are his wife, Katherine; two sons Joseph and Jim; a daughter Mary Katherine May; a brother, Howard; and five grandchildren.

    Buried In Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-06-0-8)

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