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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • John Bangerter

  • John “Jack” M. Bangerter, 84, Bismarck, died February 19, 2013, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Services were held Monday, February 25, at Parkway Funeral Service in Bismarck, with Chaplain Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial was held at 1 p.m. Monday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
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  • John “Jack” M. Bangerter, 84, Bismarck, died February 19, 2013, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Services were held Monday, February 25, at Parkway Funeral Service in Bismarck, with Chaplain Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial was held at 1 p.m. Monday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
    John was born May 16, 1928, at Wabasso to Louis and Estella (Simning). He was raised and attended school in Wabasso.
    John enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1947, serving on several ships with the USS Ingersoll DD652 being the primary. He was due for discharge in 1951, but with the Korean Conflict going on was extended until 1953, when he was honorably discharged. John then attended Dunwoody Industrial Institute in Minneapolis for two years studying electronics.  
    He then went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, and was transferred to Western Electric Defense Project Division and worked in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland for three-and-a-half years installing and testing radar and communication systems on the DEWline (Distant Early Warning). He was then transferred back to Northwestern Bell at Rugby, N.D., then to Harvey and Garrison.
    John married Victoria Srur February 16, 1962, at Rugby. The couple made their home in Garrison until 1964, when he was transferred to Bismarck and where he worked for Northwestern Bell, later known as US West, and he retired from AT&T in 1984.
    John enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling to several western states and Canadian provinces in pursuit of the elusive trophy and also enjoyed the hunting and fishing in North Dakota. He collected and worked on firearms as a hobby.
    John was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets, National Rifle Association  and Communication Workers, an annual member of the American Legion and the Eagles.
    John is survived by his sister, Lois Meierding, New Ulm; brother-in-law, Arnold Kruse, Lennox, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria; his sister-in-law, Audrey Kruse and his brother-in-law, Erv Meierding.
    Go to www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of John and sign the online guestbook.
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