Glen Vernon Gould

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  • Name: Glen Vernon Gould
  • Location of Birth: Swan River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 30, 1920
  • Date of Death: September 18, 2016 (96 years old)
  • Parents: Charles and Florence Gould
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: November, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    Glen joined the United States Army in April, 1942 and while he was in the service, he went around the world and in the latter part of his enlistment, he was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Glen was discharged in November, 1945.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Glen grew up and attended school in Swan River, Minnesota.

    He worked for the Great Northern Railroad until World War II.

    Glen married Rose Cordell on October 26, 1946.

    He was a brick mason and his work had the family on the move. They moved from Minnesota to Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

    He retired after 36 years and moved back to Grand Rapids, Minnesota and built their retirement home. Summers he still worked shorter hours and smaller amounts of work as he thoroughly enjoyed working. Glen and Rose shared working in the woods together, he cutting and splitting wood while Rose loaded it in the pick-up.

    Glen was a member of the Itasca Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and served on Bethel council many years and was on the church property committee. In fact, Glen did the original brick work on the church and then some time in the 90's the west side had to be replaced, which he did with help of members as laborers. Glen enjoyed hunting and working in the woods during the winters. He also liked reading westerns and watching football and baseball.

    He was a quiet man in some ways, but felt a deep pride and love for his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor which was often expressed in his conversations. A trait that was lovingly passed on to all three of children.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Rose; six sisters, two brothers; and a grandson, Christopher Gould.

    Glen is survived by a daughter, Lori (Robert) Garsow,; two sons, Richard (Paty) and Thomas (Joan); six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

    Glen died at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Warba-Feeley Cemetery at Warba, Minnesota. (Plot A)

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