William Isaacson

William David Isaacson

1943 ~ 2019

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Captain Bill Isaacson, age 76, passed away May 24, 2019 at home peacefully and comfortably in Ft. Meyers Beach, FL after a long illness. Bill born in Virginia, Minnesota to parents Eleanor and Bernard Isaacson. He was widowed in December 2013 with the passing of his wife Chrysmarie.

Bill’s childhood and teen years were spent on the Iron Range of Minnesota. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Virginia, MN and went on to earn a certificate in architecture from the Mesabi Range Junior College. According to family members Bill’s education goal was to acquire two years of college required for admission to the Marine Corps Aviation Cadet (MarCad) program.

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Sam McGlone

 Samuel D. McGlone

1940 ~ 2019

 Obit Photo Sam McGlone 1  Captain Samuel D. McGlone, age 79, went to heaven while holding the hands of his children Michael and Molly in Venice, Florida on April 28, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IL on April 15, 1940, the only child born of Elizabeth Peirick and Samuel Duff McGlone.

 Sam graduated from Loyola Academy and attended Xavier University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1967, completing Army flight training in Ft. Rucker, AL in June 1964. The  Army eventually placed Sam at Bien Hoa, VN as a UH-1 (slick) Huey pilot. While in Vietnam he engaged in multiple armed battles and conflicts. For service during the battle of Dong Xoai he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. Sam put his life in danger to save others. In his own words, “It was the biggest and toughest battle in Vietnam at the time.” Sam was also awarded many Air Medals, the National Defense Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm and many more. After Vietnam Sam instructed fixed wing in the Army version of the Beechcraft Barron.

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Jerry Pope

Jerry Logan Pope

1930 ~ 2019

Obit photo Jerry Pope

   Captain Jerry Logan Pope, age 88 of Bloomington, MN, passed away on March 23, 2019. He was born May 29, 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jerry was named after his mother, Geraldine Logan. His father, James Soule Pope, was editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Atlanta Constitution newspapers. Like his father, Jerry had a talent for writing. For many years he wrote freelance articles and book reviews. He also read avidly, with favorite writers ranging from John D. MacDonald to Kate Atkinson and, later in life, the poet Emily Dickinson.

   As a child, Jerry loved creating home monster movies with his beloved brothers, Jimmy and Logan. The family moved from Atlanta to Louisville, Kentucky, when Jerry was in high school, and he graduated from Louisville’s Male High (an all-boys school) in 1947. As a teen, he participated in boxing, coached by his older brother. Other interests he developed in early adulthood included deep sea fishing and skiing.

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Wayne Segulia

 

Wayne M. Segulia

1930 ~ 2019

 Obit Photo Wayne Segulia  Captain Wayne Segulia, age 90, was born and raised in Butte, Montana. He graduated high school in 1948 then attended Montana School of Mines to study Metallurgy. At the end of his third year (1951) he enlisted in the Air Force.

   Wayne completed basic training and Aviation Cadet preflight at Lackland AFB, followed by flight training at Webb, Spence and Luke AFB. Then he completed pilot and special weapons training (MK-7) at Langley AFB.  In 1953 he was sent to Korea and arrived the day the armistice agreement was signed. After a brief time in Korea, he was then stationed at Itazuke AFB, Japan from 1953 to 1955. He only said that his squadron flew air security because much of his duty while stationed at Itazuke was top secret.

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Ron Wihelmson

 

Ronald Lee Wilhelmson

1949 ~ 2019

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   Captain Ronald Wilhelmson, age 70, of Gig Harbor Washington passed away March 29th of natural causes at Tacoma General Hospital. Ron was born January 24, 1949 to Lucille & Floyd Wilhelmson at Fort Morgan, Colorado. In his teen age years he was a good student and was very athletic. He excelled at both football and the arts at Fort Morgan High School in Colorado. In 1972 Ron received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Colorado and thereafter taught Art classes until he entered the Air Force in July of 1974.

   Ron flew the C-141 with Military Airlift Command for seven years on active duty. He was thereafter an active reservist on flight status, flying the C-141 at McChord AFB. Ron was hired by Northwest Airlines on June 03, 1985. His initial checkout at NWA was as a Boeing 727 Second Officer. He thereafter rotated through the seats on the 727. In his later years of employment at NWA Ron flew the 747/200 based at Anchorage.  He retired from NWA after thirty-seven years of flying on January 24, of 2009.

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Pete Campbell

 

Campbell, Peter F.

1943 ~ 2019

   Obit photo Campbell PeterCaptain Peter Campbell, age 76, passed away March 27, 2019 surrounded by family. Born at Fergus Falls, MN on February 7, 1943 to Christian and Eunice Campbell, Pete was the first born of five children including four sons and one daughter. He grew up in the Twin City area and graduated from Burnsville High School. As a high school student he played football, basketball and baseball. A classmate described Peter as….. “one of the best in the class, funny, fun to be around, cute, smart.” Pete was chosen by his classmates as the 1960 Burnsville High School Homecoming King.

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