Rolf Jacob Erickson

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  • Name: Rolf Jacob Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 15, 1914
  • Date of Death: October 26, 2006 (92 years old)
  • Parents: Jack and Selma Erickson
  • High School and Class: 1934 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Rolf served in the United States Army Medical Corp in Australia during World War II. He was a mechanic in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) Unit.

  • Wars Involved:
    WWII

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  • Civilian Life:
    After the war, Rolf worked for the United States Post Office as a mail carrier in Blackduck, Minnesota.

    He did most of his work as a mechanic for Gildemiester and Danielson Motors in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, until retirement.

    Rolf was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Selma; five brothers and sisters.

    Rolf is survived by one brother, August Erickson; special friend, Jo Haynie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Rolf died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Olivet Cemetery at Deer River, Minnesota.

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