Norbert Clarence Gangl, Sr.

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  • Name: Norbert Clarence Gangl, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Buhl, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 25, 1932
  • Date of Death: November 9, 1953 (21 years old)
  • Parents: Andrew Gangl and Gertrude (Kasper) Gangl
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 29, 1949 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: January 7, 1953 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Norbert served with Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Guided Missile Group.

    Norbert was discharged from the Army in January, 1953 after serving in El Paso, Texas as a Sergeant.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Norbert came to Nashwauk, Minnesota in the spring of 1935 with his family. He attended the Nashwauk schools and finished his high school work while in the Army.

    Norbert married Audrey M. E. Jackson in El Paso, Texas on February 28, 1950.

    Since his discharge from service he had been employed by Butler Brothers as an electrician.

    Information from Grand Rapids Herald Review news article dated November 12, 1953:
    "Two-Car Collision Takes Two Lives
    A coroner's jury will investigate a two-car collision which killed one man and fatally injured another Friday on Highway 169 between Pengilly and Cooley, Minnesota.

    Charles Estabrooks, 45, of Sebeka was killed when his westbound car collided with a vehicle driven by William Larson of Pengilly. Norbert Gangl of Nashwauk, a passenger in the Larson car, died Monday at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Larson and Benny LaDoux, another passenger, were released from the hospital Monday after treatment for injuries.

    Nick Siminovich, Calumet tavern operator, was brought in Tuesday and released under a $ 500.00 bond on a charge of selling beer to Larson and LaDoux who are minors.

    Both cars involved in the accident were badly damaged."

    Survivors are his wife, Audrey; a son, Norbert Clarence, Jr., who will be two years old in March, 1954; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gangl; two sisters, Lila and Barbara; and three brothers, Charles, Gerald, and Albert.

    Norbert is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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