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Kenneth Arthur Edward Gradle
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1920
Death: Jan. 31, 2006
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Kenneth A. Gradle passed away peacefully on Tues., Jan. 31, 2006, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church.
Beloved husband for 58 years of Betty G. Gradle (nee Gallo); dear father of Michael (Gerrie) Gradle; dear grandfather of Matthew (Sherri Bretz, fiancee), Lucas and Abbey Gradle; our dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

Mr. Gradle was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Force during WWII. He was considered an 'Ace', having shot down 6 enemy planes and flew 105 combat missions. Mr. Gradle was honored as the most decorated enlisted man in 1943.

He was a member of IBEW Local #1 for 36 years. He loved sports and was an avid Cardinal Baseball Fan.

The Gradle family is grateful to Heartland Hospice Care, especially Kim Hengehold and Carol Klooster.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles John Gradle (1892 - 1966)
  Elizabeth M. Hamlin Gradle (1889 - 1977)
 
 Sibling:
  Dorothy Margaret Collins McCarty (1909 - 1929)**
  Kenneth Arthur Edward Gradle (1920 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Oakville (St. Louis County)
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 1FF Site 357
 
Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Feb 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13264933
Kenneth Arthur Edward Gradle
Added by: Gracie's Grammy
 
Kenneth Arthur Edward Gradle
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Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
 
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- Greg Campbell
 Added: May. 17, 2012
Thank you Staff Sergeant for your service to our Country. You made a difference. May God Bless You.
- Gracie's Grammy
 Added: Feb. 7, 2006
 
 
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