Frank Orren Gibbs

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  • Name: Frank Orren Gibbs
  • Location of Birth: Splithand Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 27, 1915
  • Date of Death: April 20, 2004 (88 years old)
  • Parents: George Gibbs and Agnes (England) Gibbs
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
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  • Military Highlights:
    During World War II, Frank served in the Army Air Corps in England.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Frank married Evelyn Crawford of Cohasset, Minnesota on December 23, 1942.

    He spent his working life in or around Grand Rapids, Minnesota, including more than 25 years with United States Steel. He retired in 1977.

    Surviving family includes his wife, Evelyn; four children, Lynn Frank Gibbs, Della (David) Shupe, Susan Rain, and Jennifer (Mark) Ranweiler; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Frank was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Erven, Cleo Gilbert and Mae Gibbs; and brothers, William, Charles, and Orville.

    Frank was a life-long resident of the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area until recently. He moved to Golden Valley, Minnesota. He died at his home in Golden Valley following a courageous battled with cancer. Frank is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-C-27-1-9)

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