Funeral services will be conducted Thursday for Edmond Andrew
Stallman, 33 year old, popular Mt.Vernon resident and for 10 years a line
clearance man of Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co., who was electrocuted
on the job yesterday afternoon at in Evansville.
Stallman was assigned to a tree-trimming detail in the 600 block
street and was coming down in a plastic basket
when a high tension wire came in contact with the back of his neck, Vanderburgh
County Deputy Coroner Kenneth King said.
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home in Mt. Vernon and will remain there through the funeral service set for
3:30 p.m. Thursday in Short-Niehaus chapel.
Officiating clergyman will be Rev. Walter C. Rasche,
Reformed Church in Marrstownship,
and Rev. August E. Binder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church in
Mt.Vernon. Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery at Bufkin
near the Stallman home on R.R. 3, Mt.Vernon. Owen Dunn post No. 5, American
Legion, of which the deceased was a past commander, will conduct a military
service at the grave.
Surviving are the wife, nee Betty, Knight; four children, Linda
Ann 12, Tommy Lynn, 9, Robert Glenn, 7, and Marybeth 6, the parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Edmond O. Stallman, R.R. 3, the father an invalid for the last two years;
two brothers, Clark E. St. Lois, and Jack H. Arlington, Va. and two sisters,
Joyce Stallman, Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Marjorie Hungate,
Torrance, Calif. The surviving wife is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.
Stallman, a native of Mt.Vernon, a graduate of Mt.VernonHigh school in 1942 and a newsboy in Mt.Vernon during his school days was a veteran of
World War II, serving in the Army in Pacific theaters.
He was very active in local Republican politics and was precinct
committeeman in the Republican stronghold of Black township Precinct 1.
The tragedy victim was the leader of a three-man squad that
handled the trimming from two plastic baskets attached to a lift on one of the
Robert Garrison and Harry Dunkelberger, Evansville, members of Stallman's crew, both
escaped injury. Garrison was coming down in the other plastic basket, and
Dunkelberger had been working on the ground clearing
away limbs and debris as the other two men trimmed the tree.
Evansville Fire Department emergency squad members under the
direction of Acting Capt. Claude Duncan, attempted for about 45 minutes to
revive Stallman following the accident.
He was declared dead by a company physician shortly after .