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Gerald Vern Kehrli ’50

Gerald Vern Kehrli ’50, December 26, 2009, in Roseburg, Oregon, of age-related causes. Gerald grew up in Portland, and was with the U.S. Air Force as a B-29 navigator during World War II. He spent two years at Reed, with a focus on political science, before returning to the Air Force to become a meteorologist and pilot. He married Julie R. Johnson, an army nurse from Minnesota, in 1949. Gerald had a 30-year career with the air force before moving to Roseville, California. In 1990, Gerald and Julie moved to Roseburg to be closer to family. Survivors include his wife, three children, four grandchildren, and his brother. His uncle, Herman Kehrli ’23, graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2010

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