Russel Jerome Krook, Sr.

Navy Badge
  • Name: Russel Jerome Krook Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Acton Township, Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 6, 1925
  • Date of Death: August 13, 2005 (80 years old)
  • Parents: Arvid Krook and Clara (Pederson) Krook
  • High School and Class: Acton Township and Litchfield, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: S 1 (Seaman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    October 5, 1943 March 22, 1946
  • Military Awards:
    Victory Medal
    Philippine Liberation Ribbon
    Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign
    American Area Campaign Medal
    Navy United Commendation Citation

  • Military Highlights:
    Russel entered the United States Navy where he served during World War II aboard the USS Marcus Island where he was a gunner's mate.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Russel was united in marriage to Ann Eddy on October 4, 1947 in Newtonville, Massachusetts. Russel and Ann moved to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area in 1951. He was employed as a truck driver with West Hill Mine and Viking Oil, and later owned and operated Krook's Service Station for seven years. Russel enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, gardening, and most of all being with his family.

    He was a past member of the American Legion, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and also the United Methodist Church, all of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Archie and Orville; and one sister, Lucille Draxten.

    He is survived by his wife, Ann; four daughters, Marcia (Randy) Brennan, Julie (Clint Knops) Krook, Rebecca (Frank) Borchardt, and Virginia Krook; two sons, Russel, Jr. (Wendy) and Wallace (Kathy Hupila); three brothers, John (Lois), Leonard (Dolores), and Arlen (Doris); thirteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren,

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot 2.29.33)

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