Vernon Julian Grinde

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  • Name: Vernon Julian Grinde
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 2, 1926
  • Date of Death: November 15, 1994 (68 years old)
  • Parents: Erling and Anna Grinde
  • High School and Class: 1944 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: S 1 (Seaman First Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Vernon was employed at Blandin Paper Company for 41 years, retiring in 1988.

    He was a member of Salem Lutheran Brethren Church, Ponti-Peterson Post 1720 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Blandin Quarter Century Club.

    Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, Erling and Anna Grinde and a brother, Ervin.

    He is survived by his wife, Audrey; one daughter, Terri Seeling; one son, Steven; one brother, Alvin; one sister, Esther Bonovich; and eight grandchildren.

    Vernon died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids. (Plot I-D-25-06)

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