Myron "Jack" Elton Gannon

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  • Name: Myron "Jack" Elton Gannon
  • Location of Birth: Giltner, Nebraska
  • Date of Birth: December 16, 1915 **
  • Date of Death: September 10, 2000 (84 years old)
  • Parents: Myron Gannon and Pearl (Feary) Gannon
  • High School and Class: Giltner High School, Giltner, Nebraska
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Force
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  • Military Highlights:
    During World War II, Jack served as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army Air Force in England where his crew loaded bombs into B-17s and B-25s.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Jack grew up and attended schools and lettered in basketball at Giltner High School.

    Following the war, he returned to farm in Nebraska and was married to Thelma Harthan in 1947 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The couple moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1953 where he farmed and also worked at the Tioga Mine until he moved to Long Beach, California.

    In 1993, Jack moved to St. Mary's Villa in Pierz, Minnesota.

    Jack is survived by his former wife, Thelma Gannon; two daughters, Sandra Dickman and Rhonda Gannon; three sons, Gary, Duane, and Myron; and twelve grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, Myron and Pearl Gannon; three sisters, Lois Gannon, Thelda Gatch and Cleone Doud; and a grandson, Darin Gannon.

    Jack died at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-D-14-0-3)

    ** Grave marker indicates birthdate as December 6, 1915, obituary has birthdate as December 16, 1915, and Find A Grave has listed the birthdate as December 16, 1915.

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