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 Jeff Walton - Class of '68

From Minnesota death index record:

Died in Olmsted County, MN 1968
Cause of Death - Private plane Crash
November 24th, 1968

From confirmed sources:

Newspaper article from Rochester Post Gazette 11/25/68
  • News Report

  • (Thanks to Ed Parr, friend of Jeff Elverhaug)
Postscript from Steve Frick 7/21/11:
Many times I flew with Scott and his Dad, Erling. His Dad always made a big deal about going through his checklist before take offs and I thought he was a very good pilot. On Sunday morning, November 24th, 1968 they flew down to see Skip (Mrs. Elverhaug) and after seeing her they (Scott, Jeff, Suzie and Erling decided to fly back even though there was heavy cloud cover in Rochester. Erling was a good pilot, but he didn't have his instrument certification - - so I don't know why he was allowed to take off. The plane nose dived and crashed in a field shortly after takeoff and they all died. Skip recovered from her knee surgery, but she had lost her entire family. She moved to California. She died about ten years ago and I went to a funeral they had for her in Minnesota. At Mrs. Elverhaug's funeral I saw some of their old neighbors and after 30 years - - we all hugged each other and cried. Scott and his wonderful family are truly missed.

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