Ernest Melvin Waller, Sr.

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  • Name: Ernest Melvin Waller, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Akeley, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 7, 1923
  • Date of Death: December 28, 2010 (87 years old)
  • Parents: Elmer Waller and Hilda (Hoven) Waller
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  • Highest Rank: OILER
  • Branch: Coast Guard
  • Other Branch: United States Merchant Marines
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  • Military Highlights:
    Ernest was an Oiler with the United States Coast Guard.

    Information from United States World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Ernest Melvin Waller
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: July 7, 1923
    Birth Place: Akeley, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: DM&N Railroad
    Weight: 155
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 5' 11"
    Next of Kin: Elmer Waller

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    World War II

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    Ernest was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Ernest, Jr. and Morgan; six sisters, Mildred, Myrtle, Vivian, Irene, Leatrice, and Cleora.

    He is survived by one daughter, JoAnn Marshall; four sons, Timothy, Aaron, Wade, and Mark; one sister, Hazel Probst; one brother, Arvid; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

    Ernest died at his home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids. (Plot I-C-27)

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