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Edward Gaylord Offerdahl
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1931
Death: Jun. 29, 1953

He was Alcester Post 6149 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was killed in Korea when ambursted when they got off the ship.

Rites are held for the KOrean War Victim
The body of Edward Offerdahl, a victim of the Korean conflict, arrived in Alcester Wednesday evening, September 2, having been shipped from Korea to San Francisco, and then on to Alcester. He was the son of Mrs.Selma (John) W. Larson, of the Spink Vicinity. Funeral services were held, Friday afternoon, September 4, at 2 O'clock, at the Brule Creek Lutheran church, which is located one mile south and a mile east of Spink. Rev. C. H. Nelson, pastor of Roseni Lutheran church, officiated and interment was in the Brule Creek cemetery. Organist was Mrs. Forest Williams. Alcester Post, 6149, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, had charge of the services at the graveside. Pallbearers were Delmar Abraham, Judine Swanson, Rodney Schempp, Ardell Danielson, Calvin Braastad and Stanley Solem. Edward was born September 8, 1931, and graduated from Alcester High school with the class of 1949. He entered the service on December 9, 1952, and was killed in action on June 29, 1953. He had been in Korea but one week. Survivors besides his mother include a sister, Mrs. Robert Warner (Shirley); his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Ellingsen, and his paternal grandfather , Eric Offerdahl. His father Ralph Offerdahl, passed away several years ago. He had made his home with his grandfather, Eric Offerdahl, most of this life. 
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  Ralph Sylvester Offerdahl (1909 - 1936)
  Selma Josephine Ellingson Offerdahl Larson (1909 - 2000)
Brule Creek Cemetery
Union County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Kathy Solem
Record added: Dec 11, 2010
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Edward Gaylord Offerdahl
Added by: Kathy Solem
Edward Gaylord Offerdahl
Added by: Kathy Solem
Edward Gaylord Offerdahl
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