Major Ira M.F. Gaulke        


Mil# O-214191


 HQ. Company 643rd TD BN.






Ira M.F. Gaulke

WWII and North-Dakota National Guard


Enlisted: 19 April 1923

2Lt.  9 June 1925

1Lt.  22 December 1929

Capt.  1 August 1935

Major.  31 October 1940

Lt. Col.  5 December 1945

Col. 7 May 1954

BG.  1 February 1959





Born: 13 November 1903    Place: Grand Forks, ND

Died:  22 April 1965      Place: Grand Forks, ND 

Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND


Wife: Lucile E. Gaulke (Bacon)   Married:

Children: Robert and Beverly


Father: Maximillian C. Gaulke  Mother: Bertha L.  Gaulke (Riesland)

Brother/Sister: David, Max, Abgail, Elizabeth, Ruth and Onita







Bronze Star Medal



European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"






The Gaulke Family.


Maximilian (1872)

Bertha (1873)

Abgail (1899)

Elizabeth (1902)

Ira (1903)

Ruth (1905)

Onita (1907)

Max (1911)

David (1913)


Ira's grave marker on Grand forks Memorial Park Cemetery