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Olaf E. Erickson
- Name: Olaf E. Erickson
- Location of Birth: Boy Island, Minnesota (Boy River, Minnesota?)
- Date of Birth: March 11, 1917
- Date of Death: January 31, 1996 (78 years old)
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- Highest Rank: GM 1 (Gunner's Mate 1st Class Petty Officer)
- Branch: Navy
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- Date of Discharge: 1945
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Olaf enlisted in the United States Navy after Pearl Harbor. He served in the military in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters.
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World War II
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Olaf grew up in Boy Island, (Boy River?) Minnesota and attended the Chippewa and Norwegian School up to eighth grade.
He owned a hotel and garage in Bena, Minnesota and after being discharged in 1945, he returned to Boy River, Minnesota, married, and opened a grocery store. He had several businesses and worked as a carpenter throughout the United States and in Greenland.
Olaf is survived by a special friend, Frances Johnson; one son, Tony; two daughters, Terri Shelton and Tina Bellis; and eight granddaughters.
Olaf died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-A-19-15)
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