Richard D. Eckstrom

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  • Name: Richard D. Eckstrom
  • Location of Birth: Keewatin, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 27, 1930
  • Date of Death: August 31, 1972 (42 years old)
  • Parents: John Iver Eckstrom and Minnie (Anderson) Eckstrom
  • High School and Class: Attended schools in Keewatin, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: A1C (Airman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Air Force
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  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Richard had been a resident of Pengilly, Minnesota for the past thirty years.

    He was employed as a control operator for Hanna Mining Company at the Butler Plant.

    Richard was a member of the Nashwauk Lutheran Church in Nashwauk, Minnesota and a member of the AFL-CIO labor bodies.

    Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Minnie Eckstrom; a brother, Roy; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Juhlin, Mrs. Leroy (Gladys) Larson; and Mrs. Mike (Ruth) Rankinen.

    Richard died unexpectedly at work at the Butler Taconite Plant in Cooley, Minnesota. He is buried in the Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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