Gordon Raymond Gustafson

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  • Name: Gordon Raymond Gustafson
  • Location of Birth: Mentor, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 22, 1924
  • Date of Death: May 2, 2000 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Gustave Gustafson and Rena (Madsen) Gustafson
  • High School and Class: Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: S 1 (Seaman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch: United States Merchant Marines
  • Date Sworn In: October 9, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: June 17, 1946
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gordon was a lifelong resident of Pengilly, Minnesota.
    ,br> On November 16, 1946, Gordon married Kathryn Emanuel in Keewatin, Minnesota.

    Gordon was a concentrator foreman for the M.A. Hanna Mining Company at Butler Taconite.

    He was a member of the Nashwauk Lutheran Church in Nashwauk, Minnesota and the Swan lake Country Club.

    Gordon is survived by his wife, Kathryn; a daughter, Mary Kay Gustafson; four sons, Jay, Woody, Greg, and Alan; two brothers, Norman and Virgil; three sisters, Bernice Fox, Donna O'Brien, and Muriel Johnson; eight grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Clayton.

    Gordon is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (Block 150)

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