Gilbert John Erickson

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  • Name: Gilbert John Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 13, 1914
  • Date of Death: November 23, 1988 (74 years old)
  • Parents: Oscar E Erickson and ?
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: University of North Dakota
    Coyne Electronics School in Chicago, Illinois
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  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: October 16, 1942 (Registration Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: December 15, 1945 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information take from registration card:
    Name: Gilbert John Erickson
    Address: 214 5th Street West, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Age in Years: 26
    Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Date of Birth: June 13, 1914
    Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mr. Oscar E. Erickson
    Relationship of That Person: Father
    Address of That Person: 214 5th Street West, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Employer's Name: Electrolux Corporation
    Place of Employment or Business: Allen Building, Dallas, Texas

    Information from Word War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Gilbert John Erickson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 28
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: June 13, 1914
    Birth Place, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Electrolux Corporation
    Weight: 165
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Height 5'9"
    Next of Kin: Oscar E. Erickson
    Household Members: Gilbert John Erickson
    Relationship: Self (Head)
    Household Members: Oscar E. Erickson
    Relationship: Father

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gilbert worked many years as a master electrician in Fort Myers, Florida.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, May, who died in 1981.

    Surviving are children, Patricia J. Jeffers and Barbara Ann Pearce; stepbrothers Harry M. Johnson and John J. Johnson; stepsister, Grace Lynch; and half-sister, Gloria Holcomb.

    Gilbert died in Mesquite, Texas and graveside services were held in Bonita Springs, Florida. He is buried in Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery at North Naples, Florida. (Plot Devotion East)

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