William Ervin Betz, Sr.

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  • Name: William Ervin Betz, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 27, 1917
  • Date of Death: April 10, 1990 (72 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Served in England and Germany with field artillery.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    William was a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and attended Grand Rapids schools. William was a former Grand Rapids city councilman, was a retired fireman, and in 1980 retired from the United States Postal Service. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He is preceded in death by one brother, Floyd. William is survived by his wife, Carmen; one daughter, Marilyn Heibrunn; one son, William E. Jr.; two brothers, Raymond and Roger; and two sisters, Vivian Beaudet and Dorothy Brace.

    Buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (Block 29)

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