Eero Eklin

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  • Name: Eero Eklin
  • Location of Birth: French River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 23, 1914
  • Date of Death: February 16, 1961 (46 years old)
  • Parents: Johannes (John) Eklin and Hilja Marie (Varsaluoma) Eklin
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Eero served in the European Theatre.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Eero was a resident in Itasca County most of his life. He attended District 316 schools.

    Eero was married to Anne (Mortel) Eklin.

    In civilian work, he was an employee of the Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company and a member of Local 2073, United Steel Workers.

    Survivors are his wife, Anne; father, John; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Ellen) Hill and Mrs. Wayne (Elsie) Rosholt; a brother, Ernest; and eleven nephews and nieces.

    Eero died in the Snelling Veterans Administration facility and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (No grave marker photo available at this time)

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