Edward Carl Goellen

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  • Name: Edward Carl Goellen
  • Location of Birth: Red Field, South Dakota
  • Date of Birth: December 25, 1897
  • Date of Death: October 5, 1980 (82 years old)
  • Parents: Mathias Goellen and August (Kaske) Goellen
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 11, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: December 17, 1918 (Release Date)
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Edward married Mary B. Roney at Oakes, North Dakota on August 13, 1928.

    He owned and operated the Cogswell, North Dakota Gambles Store and was a 50 year member of the Cogswell VFW. Edward was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Cogswell. He came to Grand Rapids in May, 1979.

    Edward is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Father Richard Goellen, a Chaplin with a rank of Major in the United States Army and is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia; two daughters, Honora (James) German and Carol (Joseph) Timmins; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    Edward died at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-11-2-9)

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