Jack Dean Gehloff

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  • Name: Jack Dean Gehloff
  • Location of Birth: River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Date of Birth: November 22, 1939
  • Date of Death: May 25, 1997 (57 years old)
  • Parents: Herman Gehloff and Edna (Jeddeloh) Gehloff
  • High School and Class: 1957 - Princeton High School, Princeton, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: EMCS (Electrician's Mate Senior Chief Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1958
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  • Date of Discharge: 1980
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  • Military Highlights:
    In 1958, Jack enlisted in the United States Navy and served 25 years. He was an electrician in the military and served in submarine services. He was a Navy recruiter in Minneapolis and Hibbing, Minnesota for six years. Jack retired in 1980 from the Armed Forces.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Jack worked as an electrician in Grand Rapids, Minnesota until his illness.

    He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church and VFW Ponti-Peterson Post 1720, both in Grand Rapids.

    He loved to fish and hunt.

    Jack is survived by a daughter, Cathleen; a son, Michael; three sisters, Shirley (Ron) Smith, Pat (Kenneth) Gustafson, and Sue (Larry) Lueck; his parents, Herman and Edna Gehloff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Jack died in the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Princeton, Minnesota.

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