Raymond "Ray" Gibbs Erven

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  • Name: Raymond "Ray" Gibbs Erven
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1924
  • Date of Death: March 2, 2008 (83 years old)
  • Parents: Fred Erven and Mary (Gibbs) Erven
  • High School and Class: graduated from Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, 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:
    Following Ray's discharge, he worked in the grocery business in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area for over forty years.

    He enjoyed spending time with his family watching sports. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Ray was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

    Ray is survived by his wife, Beverly; one daughter, Sandy (Pat) Pollard; three sons, Dave (Chris), Daniel (Amy), and Don (Patti); one sister, Helen Mjolsness; nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

    Ray died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-23-1-8)

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