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JULIA HOLZGREBE DICK

 

Oct 8, 1952

Mrs. Julia Holzgrebe Dick, 39, wife of Frank Dick, Marrs township farmer and the mother of three children, was almost instantly killed shortly before noon today when a farm tractor which she was driving overturned on her.

 

A four year old daughter, Helen, riding with her mother on the tractor, was thrown clear and did not receive a scratch.

 

Mrs. Dick had been assisting her husband in wheat sowing and had spent the morning disking with a tractor in a field a quarter mile from the Dick home which is located on the Caborn road a mile and half north of State Road 62.

 

As she left the field she started to drive on the road via a ditch.  As the tractor started up the ditch incline it turned over and backward on her crushing her chest under the steering wheel.

 

Mr. Dick, driving another tractor, was traveling toward home ahead of his wife.

 

He did not see the tractor overturn and his first knowledge of the accident was when he looked back to see if his wife was coming.  His wife was dead when he reached the scene.

 

The deceased was a very prominent, popular farm woman and a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church.  Her father, Fred Holzgrebe, died last January and her mother, Suzanna, last April.

 

Surviving in addition to the husband and the daughter, Helen, are two other children, Frank Jr., 14, and Joann, 10;four sisters, Mrs. Florian Weinzapfel, Evansville, and Mrs. John Weinzapfel and Misses Rose and Lorena Holzgrebe, St. Phillips, and a brother, George Holzgrebe, St. Phillips.

 

Coroner Merle A. Weisinger will conduct an inquest.

 

The body is at the Short Funeral Home, pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

 

Funeral notice -

Requiem High Mass was conducted this morning at St. Matthew's Catholic Church for Mrs. Julia Holzgrebe Dick 39, wife of Frank Dick, a well-known Marrs township farmer, who was killed Wednesday when a farm tractor overturned on her.

 

Father Raymond B. Smith, St. Matthew's Church pastor, conducted the Mass and burial rites in the church cemetery.

 

Pallbearers were Leo Weinzapfel, Leo Schmitt, Adolph Brenner, Henry Brenner, Clarence Dick and Clem Mueller.

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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers