Skip to content
George Ernest "Ernie" Eaton
- Name: George Ernest "Ernie" Eaton
- Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
- Date of Birth: March 18, 1914
- Date of Death: January 7, 1986 (71 years old)
- High School and Class:
- Highest Rank:
- Branch: Army
- Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
- Date Sworn In:
- Place Sworn In:
- Date of Discharge:
- Place of Discharge:
- Military Awards:
- Military Highlights:
- Wars Involved:
World War II
- MIA / POW:
- Civilian Life:
Ernie attended schools in Duluth, Minnesota.
He married Gladys Bernard on August 17, 1937 at Duluth, Minnesota.
The family moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1955.
Ernie worked for many years for the Pickands Mather Company and fifteen years for Blandin Paper Company. He retired in 1979.
He was a member of Ponti-Peterson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a life member of Knights of Columbus, National Catholic Society of Foresters and a former justice of the peace in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Survivors are his wife, Gladys; two daughters, Laurie (Milton) Vail and Ann (Ron) Braiedy; two sons, Ray and Tom; a sister, Dorothy Drieman; a brother, Charles; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ernie died at Homestead Nursing Home in Deer River, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-32-2-0)
- Tribal Affiliation(s):