James Gilbert Fluey

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  • Name: James Gilbert Fluey
  • Location of Birth: Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 5, 1927
  • Date of Death: March 28, 2007 (79 years old)
  • Parents: George Fluey and Dorothy (Middaugh) Fluey
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  • Highest Rank: CMSGT (Chief Master Sergeant)
  • Branch: Air Force
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  • Military Highlights:
    James joined the military as a young man of 17. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired in 1975.

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    World War II
    Korean Conflict
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    James moved back to Northern Minnesota where he made his home on Lawrence Lake in Itasca County.

    He loved the outdoors where he hunted, trapped, and fished. He was a former member of the Lawrence Lake American Legion.

    James was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Mary and Geraldine, and a niece, Becca.

    He is survived by his children, Winston "Woody" (Sharon), Jennifer (Kurt) Miller, and Karin (Steve) Anderson; a brother, George; sisters, Betty, Marilyn, Georgia, Yvonne, LeAna and Kathy; five grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

    James died at his home on Lawrence Lake and is buried in Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery at Shotley, Minnesota.

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