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  • Name: Gustav "Gus" Leroy Mollergren
  • Location of Birth: Rockford, Illinois
  • Date of Birth: June 9, 1918
  • Date of Death: March 9, 2001
  • Parents: Gustave Mollergren & Elsie (Mackley) Mollergren
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: AMM2 (Aviation Machinist's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: October 13, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 19, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Gustav Leroy Mollergren
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: June 9, 1918
    Birth Place: Rockford, Illinois, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Inter-State Iron Company, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Gustav Mollergren, mother, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gus Mollergren married Susan Jane Field in Kansas City, Kansas in 1945. They lived in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for a short time, moving in the 1950s to Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, where Gus worked for Larson Boat Factory. They moved to Albert Lea in 1957 where Gus worked for Weyerhauser as a foreman for 25 years. He also worked for a number of years at Rilco before retiring due to his health. Gus enjoyed woodworking, reading, and working in his garden. He was active in Junior Achievement when he worked for Weyerhauser. He loved sports and was an avid Vikings, Twins and Gophers fan.

    Gus died in Albert Lea, Minnesota and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Linda (Kenneth) Johnson, Nancy (Steven) Hanson, Jennifer (Scott) McConnell, and Marcella (Scott) Hunter; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Evelyn) Mollergren and Leslie Mollergren; one sister, Elsie Jane Miksza; many nieces; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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