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Alford Bowen Gunn
d.17 Mar 1998 Belmond, Wright, Iowa
m. 10 May 1909
  1. Viola Robena Gunn1910 - 2004
  2. Alford Bowen Gunn1914 - 1998
  3. Glenora Idale Gunn1916 - 2005
  4. Erlene Virginia Gunn1919 - 2013
  5. Irwin Dayton Gunn1920 - 2017
m. 18 May 1943
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Name Alford Bowen Gunn
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 May 1914 Mattawan, Van Buren, Michigan, United States
Marriage 18 May 1943 Camp Howze, Cooke, Texas, United Statesto Anna Jane Pass
Death[1] 17 Mar 1998 Belmond, Wright, Iowa
Burial[1] Belmond, Wright, Iowa, United StatesBelmond Cemetery

Served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1969 -- WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Alford Bowen Gunn
BELMOND -- Alford Bowen Gunn, 83, of Belmond, died Tuesday (March 17, 1998) at his home in Belmond.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Church of Christ Congregational, Belmond, with the Rev. Cindy Mueller officiating. Interment will be in the Belmond Cemetery with graveside military rites by the Belmond Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Tenold Funeral Home, Belmond, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may direct them to the Alford Gunn Memorial Fund. Alford Bowen Gunn was born on May 18, 1914, in Van Buren County, Michigan, to Irwin and Blanche (Bowen) Gunn. He attended the Lake Street School in Kalamazoo, Mich., and later in life, went on to obtain his high school diploma. He was holding various jobs from 1928 to 1941.He entered the United States Army at Kalamazoo, Mich., in February of 1941, and served during World War II in New Guinea until October of 1945. On May 5, 1943, Alford married Anna Jane Pass at Camp Howze, Texas. They had three children. In 1948, Al went back into the service and remained there until he retired on July 31, 1969. He was active in the Army during three conflicts -- World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. At his retirement, he had served his country for 26 years. After his retirement from the Army, Al was employed at the Clark Equipment Co. in Battle Creek, Mich. where he worked for 10 years. Alford and Anna Jane moved to Belmond in 1990. Al's family was always his first priority, and he was a strong Christian. His wife passed away in 1995. Al truly loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Alford was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge of Richmond, Mo. and also a member of the V.F.W.He is survived by his daughter, Chryl Hill and her husband, Tom, of Belmond, Iowa; son, Tom Gunn, of Belmond; grandson, Bob Hill and his wife, Melissa, of Belmond; granddaughter, Barbara Meyer and her husband, Jeff, of Corwith; great grandchildren, Lucas Meyer and Brooklyn Hill; brother, Dayton Gunn and his wife, Doris, of Largo, Fla.; and three sisters, Viola Hezler and her husband, Julius, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Glenora Snyder and her husband, Wes, of Augusta, Mich.; and Erlene Johnson and her husband, Al, of Brooklyn, Mich. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Jane Ann; and his wife, Anna Jane, in 1995. [source: http://us.share.geocities.com/cgmaxwell/GunnObits.htm Site no longer functioning.]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites.

    Service Info.: US ARMY WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
    Birth Date: 18 May 1914
    Death Date: 17 Mar 1998
    Cemetery: Belmond Cemetery
    [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator

  2.   United States Census, 1920.

    FamilySearch [1], Alfred B Gunn in household of Irwin S Gunn, Kalamazoo Ward 2, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 4A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,775.

  3.   United States Census, 1930.

    FamilySearch [2], Alfred Gum (sic), Otsego, Allegan County, in entry for Irwin Gum, 1930.

  4.   United States Census, 1940.

    FamilySearch [3], Alford Gunn in household of Irwin Gunn, Portage Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39-63, sheet 18B, family 378, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1773.

  5.   United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

    FamilySearch [4]), Alford Gunn, enlisted 24 Feb 1941, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.