Mrs. Julia Holzgrebe Dick, 39, wife of
Frank Dick, Marrs township farmer and the mother of
three children, was almost instantly killed shortly before 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
Surviving in addition to the husband and the daughter, Helen, are
two other children, Frank Jr., 14, and Joann, 10;four sisters, Mrs. FlorianWeinzapfel, 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
The body is at the Short Funeral Home, pending the completion of
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.
Leo Weinzapfel, Leo Schmitt, Adolph Brenner, Henry
Brenner, Clarence Dick and Clem Mueller.