Gustav Hilarius Edstrom

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  • Name: Gustav Hilarius Edstrom
  • Location of Birth: Wabigoon, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth: October 1, 1914
  • Date of Death: February 22, 1999 (84 years old)
  • Parents: Johannes (John) and Brita Edstrom
  • High School and Class: Bigfork High School, Bigfork, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College - Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    July 11, 1941
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  • Military Highlights:
    Gustav entered the United States Army on July 11, 1941, serving during World War II.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gustav was a longtime resident of Effie, Minnesota. He was employed as a logger for many years.

    He was valedictorian of his high school class.

    Gustav was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Gunhild, Svea, and June.

    He is survived by nieces and nephews.

    Gustave passed away at the Northern Itasca Health Care Center in Bigfork, Minnesota. He is buried in Bigfork Cemetery at Bigfork, Minnesota.

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