Wilbur Iver Eckstrom

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  • Name: Wilbur Iver Eckstrom
  • Location of Birth:
  • Date of Birth: May 26, 1911
  • Date of Death: December 24, 1952 (41 years old)
  • Parents: John Iver Eckstrom and Minnie (Anderson) Eckstrom
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  • Highest Rank: CAPTAIN
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: July 18, 1842 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: October 11, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Wilbur was in the Signal Corps of the United States Army during World War II.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Wilbur died Christmas Eve at the home of his parents in Pengilly, Minnesota where he lived. The Itasca County Coroner reported he had taken his own life by shooting himself with a rifle.

    Wilbur was a radio repairman operating his own shop.

    Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Iver Eckstrom; two brothers, Richard and Roy; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Irene) Juhlin, Mrs. Mike (Ruth) Rankinen, and Miss Gladys Eckstrom.

    Wilbur is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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