Jerold "Jerry" Jasper Thomas

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  • Name: Jerold "Jerry" Jasper Thomas
  • Location of Birth: Braham, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 29, 1927
  • Date of Death: August 7, 1989 (62 years old)
  • Parents: Laura Thomas
  • High School and Class: Henriette, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 4 (Technical 4)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    After serving during World War II, Jerry returned to Braham where he worked as a truck driver, salesman, and partsman for Dahlman Manufacturing Company.

    He had been a resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota since 1981.

    Since 1983, he had been in partnership with Cecelia Foix, driving truck for Jerry Hammann Transportation as an owner-operator, retiring in 1988.

    He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Braham, Minnesota, and a life member of the Ponti-Peterson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Surviving relatives include daughter Wendy Nelson; sons Dwayne, Curtis, Ronald and Ted; his mother Laura Thomas; sister Laura Marie Daley; brothers Robert, Alvin, Daniel, and Clayton; special friend Cecelia Foix; stepdaughters Linda Griffith, Vicki Benes, and Janice Heegard; stepsons William, Ronald, and Tracy Foix; ten grandchildren and sixteen step-grandchildren.

    Jerry died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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