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Meridith Carl "Swede" Gran
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Birth: May 11, 1912
Scotland
Bon Homme County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1980
Loveland
Larimer County
Colorado, USA

Meredith "Swede" Gran had the good fortune to marry Gladys Irene Parker of Yankton, SD on November 17, 1940. "Swede" worked as a railway mail clerk mostly on rail runs between Aberdeen, South Dakota and Miles City, Montana. Between runs, "Swede" was able to spend time with his cousin Edward and wife Gladys (Peterson) Gran of Miles City, MT. Their spouses, both named Gladys, became good friends.

As a staff sergeant in the Field Artillery, 344th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army, Swede was awarded the Bronze Star for "heroic achievement on 16 December, 1944 during World War II in the vicinity of Dillingen, Germany. During the bridgehand operation on the flooded Saar River, Staff Sergeant Gran, Field Wire Chief, crossed the raging stream in an assault boat with other members of the communication party and, despite intense enemy artillery fire, established urgently needed communication lines between the liaison officer and the battalion command post ... "

Swede and Gladys (Parker) Gran were neighbors and good friends of John and Isabel Falconer after they moved to Loveland, Colorado and continue to be neighbors at Loveland Burial Park.

Swede and Gladys (Parker) Gran did not have any children. Swede Gran died on June 28, 1980 followed by Gladys on Jul 03, 1988.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Martin Kornelius Gran (1879 - 1939)
  Anna Marie Johnson Gran (1886 - 1966)
 
 Spouse:
  Gladys Irene Parker Gran (1915 - 1988)
 
 Siblings:
  Meridith Carl Gran (1912 - 1980)
  Eleanor Constance Gran (1914 - 1981)*
  Gordon Harland Gran (1915 - 1990)*
  Chester Forrest Gran (1917 - 1918)*
  Grace Elizabeth Gran (1919 - 1996)*
  Lavonne Marie Gran Shea (1922 - 2012)*
  James Robert Gran (1925 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Loveland Burial Park
Loveland
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
 
Maintained by: Del Gran
Originally Created by: Nancy Singh (mom
Record added: Nov 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31739309
Meridith Carl Swede Gran
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Meridith Carl Swede Gran
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