Untimely Deaths

Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor.  ~Homer, Iliad

Transcribed by Cathe Ziereis & Editor Jim Glasheen

Shawano County Leader

Saturday, Nov. 8, 1941

Body of W F Ehlert Found On Roadside

The body of William F Ehlert, 51, town of Pella farmer, was found on a roadside near his home early today by neighbors who had been attracted to the scene by a fire which destroyed the Ehlert residence.  Coroner Harvey C Stubenvoll said that he apparently set his house on fire and then turned a small caliber rifle on himself.  The deceased is survived by his wife and 4 children.  The corner is investigating all angles of the case before deciding whether or not an inquest should be called.  The coroner declared that the case was obviously suicide. 

 

Shawano County Leader

Thursday, Nov. 13, 1941

Neighbors Find Body W F Ehlert

William F Ehlert, 51, town of Pella farmer, was found on a roadside near his home early Saturday by neighbors who were attracted to the scene by a fire which destroyed the Ehlert home, including all household furnishings and clothing.  Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll declared the case was obviously suicide.  It is believed Ehlert had set fire to his house and then turned a small caliber rifle on himself.  His wife and 4 children were absent from the house at the time.

 

Shawano Evening Ledger

Thursday, Jan. 22, 1942 

Mattoon Man Killed By Log This A.M.

Arthur Nordwig, 32, was instantly killed at 8:45 this morning when he was struck by a log in the yards of the Mattoon Lumber Co. at Mattoon.  Coroner H C Stubenvoll said that Nordwig was removing the wrapping chain when one of the top logs came loose and crushed him to the ground.  The coroner said that Nordwig died of a triple skull fracture.  The deceased is survived by his wife and 3 children.  It is the second accident of this kind to occur in Shawano County within a year. 

22 Jan 1942

 

Aniwa Man Dies in Auto Mishap

Frank Wolf first Highway Victim of The New Year

His car crushed under a load of logs, Frank Wolf, 57, of Aniwa, became the first highway accident victim in Shawano county about 4:45 last night when the automobile and a logging truck driven by Leon Grosskopf of Tilleda met at an intersection near Aniwa.

Sheriff Stanley Brown and Coroner H C Stubenvoll, who investigated the tragedy, said that Wolf’s car was struck broadside by the logging truck as it entered an intersection on county Truck E, four miles east of Aniwa.

John Stockbauer, also of Aniwa, riding with Wolf was seriously injured.  Coroner Stubenvoll said the load of logs landed on top of the car, crushing it like a tin can.

 

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Saturday, Jan. 24, 1942 

Funeral services for Arthur Nordwig, 31, Mattoon truck driver who was fatally injured Thursday morning while unloading logs at the Schultz mill in Mattoon, will be held Sunday at St. John’s Luth. Church in Mattoon at 1:30 p.m.  Interment will be in the town of Herman cemetery.  He was born in the town of Seneca, the son of Mr.  & Mrs. Otto Nordwig and spent his entire life in Shawano County.  He has been employed as a truck driver for the past several years, working for the Schultz mill for the past year.  His marriage to Alice Kopelke took place April 20, 1935.  Survivors are his widow; 3 children, Donald 6, Rita 3, and Janet 18 months; 4 brothers, Henry, town of Seneca, Louis, Milwaukee, Raymond, Bowler and Harry of Milwaukee; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Albert Wedde of Clintonville, Mrs. Fred Kessen of Bowler, and Amanda of Milwaukee and Lydia of Mishicot.

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Monday, Feb. 23, 1942

 

Bridegroom Is Crash Victim

Lawrence C Wendt’s Car Hits Culvert

Lawrence Charles Wendt, 30, a bridegroom of only two weeks, was instantly killed at 4:45 Saturday afternoon when is automobile crashed into a concrete culvert abutment one half mile east of Bonduel on highway 29.

The young man was married to Miss Thelma (Selma) Gast, if Bowler 2 weeks ago.  He was a truck driver for the Olson Transportation Company and had returned that morning at 4 AM off his run had slept several hours and then left about 4:00 to spend the weekend at his home in Shepley.

Coroner H C Stubenvoll, Sheriff Stanley Brown and Walter Damrau, county traffic officer, were at the

have contributed in some way to the direct cause of the accident.

It is possible, the officers said, that Wendt fell asleep at the wheel.  The second possibility that a tire blew out, causing the car to plunge into the culvert, or something might have gone wrong with the steering mechanism.

Wendt was considered one of the best drivers in the Olson Transportation Co’s fleet.  They operate a trucking freight line between Green Bay and Chicago.

The body was taken to the Smith funeral home at Wittenberg and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon.

20 July 1942

Nephew of R. H. Grade Killed in California

Staff Sgt. Robert Borenz, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Borenz, 708 Paris Street, Menasha, was killed in an automobile accident in California Monday afternoon, July 3.  Sgt, Borenz is a nephew of R. H. Grade of this city. 

Sgt. Borenz had been in the United States Army a year, having enlisted July 10, 1941, following graduation from Marquette University in June of 1941.  He was stationed at Mather field, Sacramento, Calif.

He was graduated from St. Mary High School in Menasha where he was a star football and basketball player.  He studied business administration at Marquette.  He was born in Menasha August 6, 1917.

His engagement to Miss Helen Jensen, daughter of mayor and Mrs. William Jensen, Menasha, was announced a month ago.  He is survived by his parents and a sister, Mrs. William Snyder, Menasha

 

21 Oct 1942

Frank Koch Dies in Crash East Of Town

Frank Koch, 38, 818 W Picnic Street, was killed and two others were hurt when a 1932 Chevrolet coupe crashed into the side of a moving freight train at 1:25 this morning at Eberlein’s crossing, one mile east of Shawano on Highway 29.

Frank Adasiewiez, 38, and Ed Pludemann, 36, the driver, were critically injured and are in the Shawano Municipal Hospital.

Corner Harvey C Stubenvoll, Sheriff Stanley Brown and Ed Bahr, county traffic officer, reconstructed the accident in this way.

That a car driven by George Latza, Clintonville was waiting at the crossing for the freight train to pass when the Pludemann car came over the hill from the west.  The Pludemann car passed the Latza car on the right hand side and clipped the right front wheel and fender as it swept by.  The Pludemann car then careened into the train, striking about three cars back of the locomotive.

DRAGGED 62 FEET:  The car was dragged 62 feet by the train before it dropped off in the ditch.  The train crew was not aware of any accident until the caboose cleared the crossing and the rear brakeman saw the wreckage.  The engine was past Gumaer’s crossing before the train finally ground to a stop.  The long freight was backed up and the crew offered what help they could.

Latza told officials that the warning lights were flickering at the crossing.

The freight was No 170, south-bound with the following crew:  R Croeny, conductor Green Bay: Pete Devanik, Green Bay, engineer; Joe Champeau, Sheboygan, fireman:  A Koeppler, Green Bay, rear brakeman, and George Nagle, Eland, brakeman.

Reports today indicated that Koch was killed outright.  Adasiewiez suffered severe head, chest and arm injuries, and Pludemann head injuries with the possibility that he might lose the sight of one eye.

BROTHER KILLED:  Frank Koch’s brother, Cyril, was killed ten years ago in an automobile accident on Highway 29. 

Pludemann was schedule to have left for the army today with a contingent of October draftees.

A filling station attendant here in the city said that the Chevrolet drove up shortly after one o’clock, took on gas and one of the men said they were going “over to Angelica.”

Koch was employed by the Wolf River Paper and Fiber Company.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John C Koch, and one sister, Mary, and a brother, Charles, Shawano.

The body was taken to the Manning Funeral home where arrangements are being made.

  

 7 Nov 1942

Injuries Fatal To Fred Teetzen

Died Following A Mishap Four Weeks Ago

Fred W Teetzen, 53, Died Saturday morning from injuries suffered four weeks ago while working on a construction job in the town of Wescott.  He had been a life-long resident of this community.

The deceased was born January 21, 1889, in the town of Richmond, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Teetzen.  He was married in July, 1921 to Linda Marhold, and they lived on a farm near the overhead in the town of Richmond.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Walter, three brothers Otto, of Richmond, Frank of Shawano and Charles of Clintonville; four sisters, Clara, Mrs. Emil Prahl, Washington; Anna, Mrs. Chas. Oldenburg, Belle Plaine, Ida, Peshtigo and Lillie, Mrs. William Schroeder, Pulaski.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:45 from the Karth funeral home to St. James Lutheran church at 2 o’clock in charge of the Rev. W M Schroth.  Burial will take place in Woodlawn cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Herbert Marquardt, John Marohl, John Heling, Emil Krueger, Herman Gast and Erich Kleeman.  The body will remain at Karth’s until the hour of the service.

27 Nov 1942

Women Shot By County Youth

Boy released In Custody Of His Father

ANTIGO, WI –UP – Mrs. Clayton Allen, 28, of Fond du Lac, was shot and killed yesterday by a deer hunter on the closing day of the season.

District Attorney David Goodnough said Mrs. Allen was shot while cutting a Christmas tree near Hollister, 20 miles east of here. 

The District Attorney said a 16-year-old Shawano County youth who admitted the shooting had been released in the custody of his father pending the outcome of an inquest scheduled for late today.

 

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Friday, May 4, 1945

 

Bukoske’s Body Found In River

The body of Max Bukoske, town of Seneca resident, missing since the night of March 16, was found in the North Branch of the Embarrass river about 80 rods below the point where he is believed to have fallen in, Sheriff William Seering reported today.

Gust Malueg, a farmer living in that vicinity, was putting in fence posts when he noticed something in the river wedged behind a rock.  He investigated and found the body of Bukoske.

Sheriff Seering and coroner Leonard Hartwig were called.  Hartwig ordered a post mortem yesterday and was calling in a coroner’s jury for an inquest this morning.

 

Shawano County Journal

Thursday, May 10, 1945

 

Missing Man’s Body Found In River

 

The body of Max Bukoske, town of Seneca, was found in the North Branch of the Embarrass river by Gus Malueg, a farmer, while putting in fence posts last Thursday afternoon.  The body was wedged behind a rock.

Bukoske disappeared on the night of March 18, and all efforts to locate the missing man or to find the body were of no avail.  Sheriff Seering and his crew dragged the river four or five times in March, but the water was high and rolled at the time.

Coroner Leonard A Hartwig ordered a post mortem, and an inquest was held Friday morning.  The coroner’s jury decided death was due to accidental drowning.

 

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Monday, May 7, 1945

Body of Fred Matz Found In River

The body of Fred Matz, 67, was found floating in the Wolf River about 1 mile south of the Hwy 22 bridge yesterday morning.  Sheriff William Seering and Coroner Leonard Hartwig were called.  The Coroner indicated this morning that Matz may have taken his own life and there would be no inquest.  The deceased was a former machinist for the Shawano County Highway Dept. but had been living at the county home for some time.  He was originally a resident of the Bowler community.    

 

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Tuesday May 8, 1945

Funeral Services for Fred Matz Held Monday

Funeral services for Fred Matz were held yesterday morning, May 7, at 11:00 in the morning with Rev. Klumb officiating.  Interment was in Woodlawn.  Mr. Matz was born Jan. 27, 1877 at Green Bay.  He is survived by 2 children, Anita, Mrs. Frank Karstedt, Shawano and Myra, town of Washington.

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1945

William Algrim Killed By Auto

William Algrim, 63, was killed by an automobile last night as he walked along E. Green Bay St. near the city dairy.  Joe Vomastic, Shawano, Rt. 1, was the driver of the vehicle, a light passenger car according to Sheriff William Seering, who with Marvin Schultz, assistant Chief of police, investigated the accident

Algrim was walking west in the street, Vomastic driving east, Seering said, when the lights of a westbound car passing Vomastic blinded him just as he came upon Algrim.

Coroner Leonard Hartwig scheduled an inquest for 3:30 this afternoon at the Court House.

Algrim had been working a lumberjack in this area, it was reported.  The Schweers funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Thursday, Oct. 11, 1945

Coroner’s Verdict Clears Driver

Verdict of “unavoidable accident on the part of the driver of the car involved” was reached by Coroner Leonard Hartwig and 6 juror’s yesterday afternoon in an inquest into the death of William Ahlgrimm, 65, Appleton.

Ahlgrimm was instantly killed Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car driven by Joe Vomastic, Shawano Rt. 1.

Jurors were Mrs. Margaret Davis, Elmer Papendorf, Ed Bahr, Mrs. Paul Dittman, Mrs. Walter Jaje and Ed Dahlke.

Testimony was given by August Peters, Marvin Schultz, Lester Foesch, Anna Prey and Vomastic.

The Wittenberg Enterprise

Thursday, Dec. 27, 1945

Charles Butts Dies As Result of Truck Accident

Charles Butts, a well-known resident of Tigerton and vicinity, died at 5:20 Monday, Dec. 17, at the Shawano hospital from injuries received in an accident which occurred Dec. 16, about noon. 

His milk truck was stalled in a rough on or near Tony Malueg farm near Tigerton.  Another truck, driven by Delbert Grieppentrog went to his assistance.  A post was placed between the trucks as they stood back to back to assist in the pushing.  As the stalled truck started out Delbert, who could not see Charles clearly, heard him shout.  It is not known whether Charles was struck by the post as it slipped, or was crushed between the two trucks as they came together, but he received injuries to his chest.  Both of the men are drivers for the Consolidated Badger Cooperative.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Thursday morning at St. Anthony’s church, and burial took place in Union Cemetery.

Charles Hugo Butts was born Nov. 12, 1908, in the town of Seneca, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Butts.  On Sept. 24, 1932, he was married to Gertrude Bernarde in Wittenberg.  He has lived near and in Tigerton all his life, and owned a farm in Morris.  He was 37 years of age, and was a member of the St. Anthony congregation and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors are his wife, four children, Joanne, Charles, Jr., and twins Sonja and Sandra; his mother, Mrs. John Streich, Burnett; four brothers, Theodore, New London; Perry, Iron Ridge; Frank and Walter, Birnamwood; three half-brothers, Roy Salzman, Fond du Lac, Earl and Wallace Salzman, Waupun---Tigerton Chronicle.

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1946

Flambeau Wrecks Auto, Train Partially Derailed

Pella Man Becomes County’s Fifteenth Traffic Fatality

 The Chicago and Northwestern train No. 110, popularly called the “Flambeau”, struck a car that was across an Angelica town road crossing, killing the driver immediately and completely demolishing the car.  Engineer Andy Shaffer of Green Bay said the accident occurred at exactly 5:00 yesterday afternoon.  He had just looked at his watch before the engine struck the car.

The driver of the car was Clarence Alfred Ahlgrimm, 44, of the town of Pella.  He had been employed by the Graf Creamery as a cheese maker for the past 6 months, and was making his home with the Albert Grafs.  He was not married.                       

At the time of the accident he was headed toward the creamery to pick up Graf with whom he was contemplating making a fishing trip.  Both fishing and camping equipment were found in the car.  Ahlgrimm was traveling north on the town of Angelica road that crosses the railroad right-of-way a quarter mile east of Zachow.  His was already astride the tracks when the train struck it to the rear of the left front fender.  The forward part of the car was thrown approximately 45 feet to the northeast of the track.  Ahlgrimm’s body was found 120 feet from the crossing. 

The rear section of the car was carried a quarter of a mile down the tracks to the point where the track came to halt after the accident.  A part of the wreckage was found lodged between the carriage wheels and the first set of drive wheels under the engine.  The carriage wheels jumped the track and carried along for some distance, shearing off the rail spikes as they went forward.

There were 600 passengers on the fast vacation train.  It was headed east toward Green Bay on the last leg of its journey to Chicago.  Conductor P.L. Raidy of Fond du Lac was in charge.  Its departure time from Shawano is 4:39 PM.  The west and north bound Flambeau is due here at 5:39 but was held up in Pulaski for 4 hours while the wreckage was cleared away.  A section crew was called to repair the damaged road bed.  A wrecker came from Green Bay to return the derailed wheels to the track and escort the train into Green Bay.

County traffic Officer Victor Hellestad and county coroner Harvey Stubenvoll investigated the accident.  They noted that a corn field on the left hand side as Ahlgrimm approached the tracks might have obstructed his vision but the cleared section of the right-of-way seemed quite wide.

Ahlgrimm’s body was taken to the Freimuth Funeral Home in Bonduel.  No arrangements have been made for the funeral.  The accident was the 15th in the county for the year of 1946.

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1946

Ahlgrimm Service Will Be Thursday

Funeral services for Clarence Ahlgrimm, town of Pella, who was killed instantly Monday evening when his car was struck by a train on an Angelica town road crossing near Zachow, will be held Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 15 at 1:30 in the Freimuth Funeral Home in Bonduel.  Interment will be in the Bethlehem Lutheran church cemetery, Pella.  Mr. Ahlgrimm who was born in the town of Pella in 1901 spent most of his life there.  The past 6 months he had been employed as a cheese maker for the Graf’s Creamery in Zachow.  Survivors are one brother, Paul, town of Pella, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Brei.  A sister, Clara, (Mrs. Fred Klitz) of Pella died about a month ago and a half brother, William Ahlgrimm, was killed last fall in an automobile collision near Shawano.  Another sister and brother also preceded him in death.

Shawano Evening Leader

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1947

Couple Asphyxiated In automobile At Tilleda

Defective Exhaust Pipe Sent Fatal Gasses into Car

Helen Grosskopf and Arnold Fuhrman were found died early this morning in a car near Grosskopf home in Tilleda.  The car was running when they were found.

Miss Grosskopf, daughter of Walter Grosskopf of Tilleda and Fuhrman were both 23 years old.

County Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll was called to the scene of the deaths at 6:30 this morning.  He declared both the deaths to be accidental from carbon monoxide gas.  It was believed that Miss Grosskopf died first.

Stubenvoll said that a kink in the exhaust pipe of the car, a coach, caused the gas from the exhaust to enter the car rather than going to the outside.

Miss Grosskopf was living at home with her parents who operate a business in Tilleda.

Arnold Fuhrman was born at Bowler on Dec. 23, 1923 to Mr. & Mrs. Herman Fuhrman.  He is survived by his parents and three sisters, Mrs. A Long and Mrs. Jim Jolin of Bowler, Edna at home, and one brother, George of Skanee, Mich.

Tentative funeral arrangements have been made for Friday afternoon from the Uttormark Funeral Home in Tigerton.  Burial will be in Tigerton.

 

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Thursday, Feb, 20, 1947

Grosskopf Service Will Be Saturday

Funeral Services for Helen Grosskopf, 23, who died early Wednesday morning, of carbon monoxide poisoning, will be held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22, at 2:00 in the Peace Lutheran church and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Miss Grosskopf was born Sep. 14, 1923 in Tilleda, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Grosskopf.  He graduated from Bowler High School in 1941.

Miss Grosskopf and the other carbon monoxide victim, Arnold Fuhrman of Bowler, had attended a birthday party of her cousin in Tilleda.  They saw each other occasionally.  Miss Grosskopf assisted her parents at their service station and tavern.  Her father has a partnership in the Tilleda hardware Store.

Survivors are her parents, one brother, Lowell, at home, and grandparents, Mrs. Julius Grosskopf, Shawano Lake and Herman Zastrow, town of Red Springs.

Funeral services for Arnold Fuhrman will be held Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, from the Uttormark Funeral Home in Tigerton.

Fuhrman, son of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Fuhrman of Bowler took over his father’s trucking business about two weeks ago.

Fri. 13 June 1947 

Body Found Beside Mailbox Last Night by a Neighbor

Fred Dahse, a 57 year old bachelor living in the town of Hutchins, was brutally slain early Thursday evening near the village of Mattoon.  Dahse had been hit over the head with a beer bottle and had been stabbed three times in the neck and face.

Ned Keaton, also of the town of Hutchins, is being held as a material witness in the case.  By his own admission he was one of the last persons to see Dahse alive.

According to evidence gathered so far by the sheriff’s office, the coroner and the district attorney, Keaton and Dahse had left the Joe Hattas tavern on Highway D a mile and a half south of Mattoon early in the evening.  They had with them a case of beer, which had been purchased at the tavern and groceries purchased earlier in Mattoon.

The people in the tavern did not know the name of Keaton but they described him to such extent that the sheriff and coroner were able to identify him.  He had moved to the neighborhood from Langlade County about the first part of this year.

Investigators learned from Keaton’s father that he had been taken to Wabeno that evening.  The Langlade County sheriff, Brack Gillespie, who was at the scene of the crime, radioed Florence County authorities to be on the lookout for Him.

Following their investigation at the scene of the crime Sheriff Bill Seering, Coroner Stubenvoll and Gillespie left for Wabeno where they apprehended Keaton at the home of his sister, Grace Atkins.  The arrest was made at 3:45 this morning.  Florence County Sheriff Einar Osgood helped make the arrest.

The Shawano County sheriff office was informed of the occurrence by Walter Johnson of the Town of Hutchins who found the body on a town road near the Dahse mail box at ten minutes to seven last evening.  He called the sheriff’s office at 7:30 stating that he had found a dead man who might have been killed by a hit and run driver.

Seering and Stubenvoll went to the scene and after searching the one room Dahse shack, came to the conclusion that he had been killed or struck in the shack and dragged to the road to make it look like a hit and run death.

Bloodstains were found on the floor of the shack which is 65 to 70 feet from the point where the body was found.

 

Second Degree Murder To Be Charged By D.A.

 

District Attorney O B Strossenreuther said today that he would file a second degree murder charge against Ned Keaton in the death of Fred Dahse.  Keaton is twenty-nine years old and of Kentucky origin.  He has been held in the County jail since early this morning.

A theory was advanced that Dahse was hit over the head with a beer bottle and then dragged to the place where the body was left.  No Determination has been made as to whether he was stabbed in the shack or at the roadside.

After deciding that a murder had been committed the sheriff called Undersheriff Baker and Deputy Orville Raasch and the district attorney.  A Shawano Evening Leader photographer accompanied the party.

Baker and Deputy Pingel returned to the scene of the crime this morning to inspect it in the daylight.

Keaton was interrogated by the district attorney this morning.  He admitted being with Dahse when he left the tavern and said he turned off the highway with him in his car and was with him when he opened the first bottle of beer.  Further questioning was postponed until certain evidence is examined by Dr. Ford of Green Bay who had done considerable pathological work for the Green Bay police department.  Ford is expected sometime this afternoon.

THE BODY of Dahse was brought into Shawano by the Schweers Ambulance.  It will be held for the coroner’s inquest which is expected to be held on Monday.  Coroner Stubenvoll indicated that he wanted all possible evidence on hand at the time of the inquest.

The Dahse shack is located on a 10 acre plot on which he was cutting timber.  The plot is in Section 29 of the Town of Hutchins located two miles south of Mattoon on County Trunk D and west on a town road a mile and a half. Dahse had lived there for about a year and a half.  The shack was ransacked when investigated by the sheriff. 

THE SHERIFF said that no money had been found in the cabin although Dahse was known to have cashed a “rather large” check in the tavern during the afternoon.

A brother to Dahse lives in Mattoon.

The slaying was the first in Shawano County for three years.  The last was the death of a Birnamwood banker. 

 

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Thursday, April 22, 1948 

 

Farmer Dies in Accident While Seeding Grain Field

Adolph Raddant Found Dead In a Field Near Home

Adolph Raddant. 58 years old town of Waukechon farmer was fatally injured yesterday when his team of horses ran away while he was operating a grain seeder on a field on the back part of his farm.  Death was caused by a ruptured artery which Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll said may have been brought on by a hard bump or sudden and severe over-exertion.  Raddant’s body was found in a kettle hole about 1:00 yesterday after he failed to come in for dinner at noon.  He had seeded only about half an hour when the accident apparently happened.  The Raddant farm is located 3 miles south of Shawano on Highway CC near the Beyers school.  Mr. Raddant was an out-standing farmer and usually took a number of prizes at the Shawano County fair.  Undersheriff Hugo Baker reconstructed the mishap in this manner:  Raddant had left about 9:00 or shortly thereafter to seed a 20 acre field.  He apparently made 2 or 3 trips across the field when some kind of trouble occurred.  It appeared that the drill had stopped seeding about 3 rods from the start of the row, and Raddant lifted the drill to turn around and start over.  The complete turn was made.  Tracks in the soft earth indicated that while the horses were turning around, they started to run away.  The horses ran in the direction of the kettle hole, and there were deep tracks in the ground, 6 feet apart, indicating that Raddant was hanging on desperately to the lines.  His hat was found about 200 feet from where the drill stopped, and some 200 feet farther on, his body was found.  The horses then ran in a 200 foot circle around the spot where Raddant’s body lay.  Tracks indicate that they made the circuit at least 6 or 7 times.  Then they veered off to the northwest and broke through a fence, still dragging the seeder.  A short distance beyond they came to a drainage ditch which had been dug last fall and is now partially filled with water.  The officers found 1 horse standing quietly, still hitched to the seeder, while the other horse, partially broken away, was drowned in the ditch.  When Raddant failed to come home at noon, his wife went to the field to investigate.  She found his body and ran screaming back to the house where she called her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Marquardt.  Baker was notified and arrived on the scene shortly after 1:00.  The officers spent the remainder of the afternoon investigating. 

 

Adolph Raddant was born Dec. 16, 1889, in the town of Waukechon, a son of Mr.  & Mrs. Herman Raddant.  He spent his entire lifetime in that community.  He was married on Dec. 16, 1914, to Anna Mehlhorn in the town of Belle Plaine.  They were members of St. James Luth. Church at Shawano.  Adolph was a member of the Shawano County Agricultural Society and the path master of the town of for many years.  He was a director of the Beyer school district for many years and was still serving in that capacity at the time of his death.  Survivors include his wife and 6 children, Ervin, town of Waukechon, Irene, Mrs. Clarence Marquardt, Shawano, Mabel, Mrs. Ervin Koenig, Shawano; Alice, Mrs. Gilbert Kriewalt, Belle Plaine; Earl, town of Richmond, and Phyllis, a student ay Shawano high.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 4 sisters, Cecile, Mrs. Elmer Otto, Shawano, Meta, Mrs. Albert Marquardt, Lansing, Mich.; Elsie Mrs. Arnold Zimmerman, Green Bay, and Lillian, Mrs. Ed. Butterfield, Green Bay, a half sister, Mrs. Mathilda Fink, Shawano; 7 brothers, Paul of Raddison, Wis., Gust, Belle Plaine, Hugo, Shawano, Dave, Waukechon, Robert of Tomahawk, Bernard, Waukechon and Jule, Leopolis.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at St. John Luth. Church and burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Shawano Evening leader

Monday, August 16, 1948

Find Body of Drowning Victim at Grass Lake 

A 33-year old man, John Sheedlo, of Clintonville, becomes Shawano County’s first drowning victim yesterday.  The accident occurred on Grass Lake, in the Cloverleaf chain, while Sheedlo was operating a motor boat.

The body was recovered at 10:00 this morning by Sheriff William C Seering, Chief of Police Goerlinger of Clintonville and a deputy by the name of Grant.

Seering said that about 4:00 Sunday afternoon, Sheedlo was operating a 12 foot aluminum boat powered with a 10-horse power motor.  With him were Al Singer, Ernest Lange and Norman Kahl.  It was understood that two of the men changed places in the boat and the craft became upset.

Sheedlo couldn’t swim and went down during the few moments required for nearby boats to pick up the other three.  One of the men tried to hold onto Sheedlo and held a piece of his shirt in his hand.  The body never came to the surface. 

More than a dozen boats dragged the lake until after 9:00 last night.  An airplane flown by K G Abert with the sheriff as a passenger went aloft this morning and an object believed to be Sheedlo was sighted in the water.  Continued dragging of the area brought the body to the surface shortly after 10:00.

Sheedlo was from Escanaba, Mich., and had been employed at the Stark Economy Boys store in Clintonville.  The mishap occurred in about 45 feet of water.

 

 

The Wittenberg Enterprise

Thursday, Dec. 2, 1948

Injuries Prove Fatal To Herman Seefeldt

Herman Seefeldt, 67, passed away Wednesday night at 11:00 from an intra-cranial hemorrhage as the result of an accident shortly after 2:00 in the afternoon.  H was climbing a ladder to the hay mow of his son Oscar’s farm in the town of Wittenberg, when the ladder slipped and he fell onto a hay fork.  One time penetrated his forehead just above an eye and another gouged a temple.  He was rushed to Wausau Memorial Hospital by Dr. P. T. Bland in the Schmidt ambulance.  Funeral services were held Saturday.  Private services were held at the Schmidt Funeral Home at 11:00 in the forenoon.  At 2:00 services were held at St. John’s Luth. Church.  Burial took place in Forest Home cemetery.  The pallbearers were Rud. Hanson, Arthur Olsen, Otto Schrank, Edward Liskow, Raymond Schoepke and Leo Buser.  Herman Robert Seefeldt was born in the town of Grant, Shawano County, on Feb. 6, 1881, the son of William and Bertha (Gartzke) Seefeldt.  He was married on May 18, 1905 to Miss Emma Dalum in the town of Grant.  The following year they came to Wittenberg to live and he had resided here continuously since then.  We was a carpenter by trade and followed that occupation all of his life.  His wife passed away on Dec. 5, 1926, and a son, Louis died in 1942.  He is survived by 4 children: Agnes, Mrs. Leon Howe, of Wausau; Oscar Seefeldt and Donald Seefeldt, both of Wittenberg, and Virginia Seefeldt of Green Bay.  Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Herman Kersten, Sr., of Split Rock and 2 brothers: Emil Seefeldt of Split Rock and Robert Seefeldt of Tigerton and 6 grandchildren.

Shawano Evening Leader

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1950 

 

Eddie Kroening Killed Recently At Spokane

Word was received here today of the death on Jan. 9 of Eddie A Kroening in a sawmill accident at Spokane, Wash.  Kroening, who was 50 years old was born in the town of Seneca in Shawano County, and had been a resident of Spokane for the past 26 years.  A saw operator for the Long Lake Lumber Co. in Spokane; he was killed instantly in the mishap.  Kroening was born April 14, 1899 at Seneca.  He was a Navy veteran of World War 1 and served in the army in World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Thelma, a brother Alex of Marion, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Bachiniski of Milwaukee.  Funeral services were held in Spokane on January 14.

 

Shawano Evening Leader

Monday, April 30, 1956

 

Two Car Accident Sunday Takes Seven Lives

Four Small Children among Victims in Two-Car Mishap

Two families were virtually wiped out yesterday morning in the most tragic highway accident in the history of Shawano County.

In all seven persons were killed and two were critically injured.

The dead are:

Mrs. Marjorie Wilhelm, 21, of Birnamwood, R.2

Glenn Wilhelm, Jr., 3 month old, her son

Mary Ann Wilhelm, 3 years old, her stepdaughter

Norman V. Korth, 25, of Bowler, R.1

Michael Korth, 3 month old, his son

Reinhold Korth, 4 years old, his son

Howard E Beckwith, 21, of Wittenberg, R.2

Injured and hospitalized at Antigo Memorial hospital are Mrs. Wilhelm’s 26 year old husband Glenn and Korth’s 26 year old wife Irene.

The ghastly accident occurred at 2:30 AM Sunday just north of the Eland curve on highway 45.  The 1949 Studebaker driven by Beckwith and the 1952 Kaiser driven by Wilhelm collided head-on. 

The accident took place on a hill approximately 300 ft south of Dilley’s Bar and 500 ft. north of the Eland curve.

Edward Bahr, Shawano county traffic chief who investigated the tragedy with Officer Henry Hesse and deputy Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll, Jr., said the Beckwith auto was going south on Highway 45 and it veered into the left (east) lane of traffic and collided with the northbound Wilhelm car. 

Beckwith was driving alone.  The Wilhelm and the Korth families were in the Kaiser, in which there were a total of eight occupants.

At the time of the accident the highway was dry and visibility was considered good, according to the investigators.

The terrific impact of the two autos coming together brought instant death to Mrs. Wilhelm, Mary Ann Wilhelm and Korth.  The little boys, Glenn Wilhelm, Jr., and Michael Korth, along with Beckwith, were dead on arrival at the Antigo hospital.  And very shortly 4 year old Reinhold Korth was dead, too.  His death was recorded at 6:45 AM Sunday by the hospital.  He died of internal injuries and shock, which was explained as causing the deaths of his infant brother Michael and the two Wilhelm Children.

Mrs. Wilhelm and Korth suffered severe fractures of both legs, internal injuries and possibly a broken neck; Beckwith’s death was due to a broken neck, fractures of both legs.  He also had a broken right arm.  Beckwith was thrown from the car.

Shawano County officers were at the scene almost immediately after the impact.  By coincidence, Office Hess was in close proximity (one-half mile) of the tragedy at the time of the impact.  Hesse was on duty in the area and had stopped, after a pursuit, a speeding motorist within a mile of the accident scene.  Shortly later Bahr and Stubenvoll were summoned and they arrived promptly to participate in a thorough investigation which was not completed until Sunday noon.

The head-on impact of the two vehicles left the Wilhelm car mostly in its right lane facing northeast; the Beckwith car was facing northwest, off on the east shoulder.  The cars were about a few feet apart, both wrecked so badly they hardly resembled automobiles.  Later the cars were hauled off by wrecker to the Wolfinger Garage in Birnamwood. 

It was reported that the Wilhelm and Korth families were returning home after visiting near New London at the home of Glenn Wilhelm’s Sister, Mrs. Florence Gara.  The Garas were planning to move to New London and held a farewell party prior to their moving.

The Wilhelms and Korths apparently were returning home from New London at the time of the tragedy.  Beckwith also was going home, it is believed.

A report from Langlade Memorial hospital shortly before noon today was that Glenn Wilhelm was improving and in “good” condition.  Mrs. Korth, suffering two broken legs, was taken off the critical list but still in serious condition.

The Kopitzke and Schmidt ambulances removed the victims from the scene and took the injured to the Antigo hospital.

 

Shawano County Leader

Services for The Victims Of Crash

The funeral arrangements for the 7 victims in Sunday multiple death two-car crash near Eland Sunday were announced today.

Edward E Beckwith’s rites will be Wednesday at Eldoran.  Beckwith was born April 13, 1935 at Danbury, Wis., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beckwith.  His father died last August.  Beckwith was employed by Marathon Electric at Wausau and was discharged only recently (March 26) from the U.S. Navy.

Survivors are his mother and brothers and sister Clifford of Superior, Mrs. Joseph Carlson of Morton Grove, Ill., Mrs. Elaine Fast of Alexandria, Va., Kenneth of Wausau, William of Wittenberg, R.1, Arthur and Catherine, at home.  Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 PM at the Eldoron church and burial will be in the Evergreen Rest cemetery, Eldoron. 

Funeral services for Norman Korth and Reinhold and Michael Korth will be held at 2PM Thursday at the Peace Lutheran church in Tilleda and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Triple rites have been set tentatively for 4 PM Wednesday at St. Martin’s Lutheran church for Mrs. Glenn Wilhelm and the two Wilhelm children.  Mrs. Wilhelm was the daughter of Peter Buelter of Clintonville, born Oct. 4, 1934.

Glenn Jr., was born Jan. 24, 1956 and Mary Ann Wilhelm was born Feb 1, 1953.  Marjorie Wilhelm was the second wife of Glenn Wilhelm.  His first wife died three years ago at the time of the birth of Mary Ann.

Burial for Mrs. Wilhelm and Glenn, Jr., will be at Clintonville and Mary Ann will be buried at Tilleda.

Surviving Mrs. Wilhelm are her father, a sister (Violet) Mrs. Lloyd Krumbach of Shawano and brothers Robert and William of Clintonville.

Shawano Evening Leader

Monday, Sept. 17, 1956

 

Elmer Malueg Is Killed In Crash of Train, Truck Near Gresham 

Shawano County’s 1956 traffic toll equaled the total count for last year when a truck and train collided near Gresham Saturday afternoon and took the life of Elmer Malueg, 47.  Malueg was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by William Bruetzman, 60, who was seriously hurt in the accident.  Both Malueg and Bruetzman came from Gresham R. 1.  Traffic Chief Ed Bahr said that the 1947 International truck driven by Bruetzman, going west on county trunk A at the crossing known as “Teach’s Cut”, ran into the side of the Soo Line freight.  The Bruetzman pickup struck the side of the engine of the northbound freight and the truck was dragged 87 feet up the track.  Malueg was killed outright.  He suffered a skull fracture and other injuries.  Both he and Bruetzman were pinned in the wrecked vehicle and had to be extricated by officers before the injured man could be taken to Shawano Municipal Hospital and Malueg to the Gaffney Funeral Home at Gresham.  Scene of the accident is 3 miles southeast of Gresham in the town of Richmond.  The mishap took place at 1:25 p.m. Saturday.  Malueg’s death brought the Shawano county total for the year to 19 traffic fatalities, the exact number the county recorded in the 12 months of ’55.  The condition of Bruetzman remained “serious” at the hospital today.  The truck was demolished.  Rites for Mr. Malueg will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gaffney Funeral Home in Gresham.  He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. August F Malueg, born March 21, 1909, in the town of Pella.  He made his home in the town of Pella most of his life and only recently moved to Gresham, R. 1.  He never married.  He had lately been employed by the Huebner Ice Cream Co.  Survivors are brothers, Ed of Caroline, Earl of town Seneca, Harvey of Caroline, Fred of the town of Pella; and a sister (Esther) Mrs. Clarence Wuske of Tigerton.  Burial will be at the Zion Luth. Church at Caroline.

 

Clintonville Tribune Gazette

Thursday, June 6, 1957 

Donald Laux Killed In Cave-In Accident

An excavation cave-in claimed the life of Donald Laux, 29, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Laux, Rt. 3, Clintonville at Nekoosa Monday.  Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM today at St. Rose Catholic Church.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Mr. Laux was born June 11, 1927 in the town of Larrabee.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Rose Church and attended its school.  He was a 1945 graduate of Clintonville High School.  For the last 5 years he had been with the Bahr Construction Company for whom he was working at the time of the accident.  Besides his parents, Mr. Laux is survived by 3 brothers, George, Appleton, Joseph, Manitowoc, and Thomas, at home; 1 sister, Patricia, at home; his grandfather,  August Buelow, Shiocton,  Pallbearers are Clement Geiger, Leonard Radtke, Ivan Olmsted, Clarence Laux, Lawrence Laux and Rudolph Hoffmyier.

Shawano Evening Leader

Saturday, October 31, 1959

Dick Hartleben, 20, Killed Today In Road Accident

Dick Hartleben, 26, of Shawano, as killed early this morning in a traffic mishap just south of Shawano on Highway 22.  Hartleben, son of Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Hartleben, 1016 S. River St., was a passenger in a 1950 Mercury driven by Albert Dickson, Jr., of Shawano which went out of control at 2 AM on a curve near the hwy 22 bridge, one mile from the Shawano city limits.

According to traffic chief Ed Bahr, Dickson was headed south on 22 and apparently lost control of his vehicle rounding a curve.  The car hit the right ditch striking an embankment and rolled over several times.  Hartleben was pinned under the vehicle and died before reaching the hospital.  It was Shawano County’s 13th road fatality in 1959.

Bahr said Hartleben was pinned under the car for about a half-hour and was released by the use of a wrecker.  Dickson, 22, was the most seriously injured of the occupants who were all thrown from the car.  Melvin Euhardy and Gale Norton were treated and released from the local hospital.  Duane Pingel suffered cuts about the head and is expected to be released this morning.  X-rays were being taken to determine Dickson’s injuries.  Also investigating were Officer Henry Hesse and Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll. 

Dick Dale Hartleben was born in Shawano Nov. 8, 1939 and attended St. James grade school here.  He left high school at the end of his junior year and enlisted with the U.S. Navy.  He received his Navy discharge on May 9, 1958 and since then has been in the active reserve.  He was employed at the Hotz Mfg. Co. of Shawano.

Mr. Hartleben was engaged to Jan Hockenstad of Bonduel.  He was a member of Peace Lutheran church of Shawano where funeral services will b held at 2 PM Monday.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery, Shawano.

He is survived by his parents, a brother, Maurice, Jr., of Shawano; two sisters, June of Shawano and Shirley, Mrs. Ronal Dickson of Pulaski; Three step-brothers and one step-sister, Ward Peterson of Shawano, Geo. Peterson of Milwaukee, Donald Peterson of Algoma and Kay, Mrs. Gerald Krueger of Tigerton; one niece and one nephew, Peggy and Ricky Dickson.  His mother did in 1951.  Also surviving are paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Hartleben of Wittenberg.  One sister Alice Hartleben died at the age of 3 in 1931.

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1962

Nobert Terrien Killed in Crash in North Carolina

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. (UPI) Seven military men were killed Sunday, Feb 4, when their C47 transport crashed and exploded into flames immediately after taking off

Five of the dead were identified early today as 4 crew members and a passenger.  Authorities still were attempting to identify the other 2.  The dead included:

Capt. Richard J Rice, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 27, aircraft commander.

Capt. David L Murphy, Bloomfield, Neb., pilot.

Capt. Thomas D Carter, Helena, Ark., Navigator.

T-Sgt. Bernard P Terrien, Gillett, Wis., 32, crew chief.

Capt. Robert H Sanford, Greensboro, N.C. 34, the passenger.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Terrien, Gillett, received word this morning, Feb 5 that their son Tech. Sgt. Bernard T Terrien, 32, was killed while on a routine flight with the U.S. Air Force.  The air force officer had been in the military service for 14 years.  He was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

 

Tech. Sgt. Terrien was born July 18, 1929 in Glenmore, Wisconsin.  He leaves his parents, 1 son and 1 daughter and 2 sisters, Mrs. Marvin Berguer and Mrs. Joseph Kurkowski, both of Neenah.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

The twin engine plane apparently lost power about 150 feet up, faltered and plunged to a grassy area at the edge of the Greensboro High Point Airport.  His left wing hit first and its gas tanks blew up.

Two bodies were thrown clear of the flaming wreckage.  Five others were taken later from a huge hole in the fuselage.

Air Force spokesman said the plane was on route from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. to its home field, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  It apparently had landed here about 4 p.m. to pick up an officer.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

T-Sgt. B. Terrien, Air Crash Victim, Services Tuesday

 

Funeral services for T-Sgt. Bernard P Terrien, 32, victim of a military airplane crash will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Gillett with Rev. Michael Bablitch officiating.  Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery in Glenmore.

T-Sgt. Terrien was killed, along with six other military men in Greensboro, N.C. when their C-47 transport crashed and exploded into flames immediately after take-off while on a routine flight.  Their home base was Elgin Air Force Base, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Terrien of Gillett are the parents of T-Sgt. Terrien who was born on Jul 18, 1929 at Glenmore, Wis.  He had been in the military service for 14 years.  His survivors besides his wife are a son and a daughter and 2 sisters, Mrs. Marvin Bergber and Mrs. Joseph Kurkowski, both of Neenah.

 

Friends may call at the Kuehl Funeral Home in Gillett from 1:30 Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning.  The parish rosary will be said Monday evening at 8 o’clock.

Fr. Richard Schaefer will conduct the graveside services at the St. Mary Catholic Church at Glenmore which will be followed by a military service.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Rites at Green Bay Thursday for Marion Robinson

 

Word has been received of the death of Marion Robinson, 58, former resident of the Gresham area.  He was killed in California, Feb 8, and his body will arrive at the Malcare Funeral Home in Green Bay today.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home there on Thursday.

 

Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, the former Nina Sears, and 6 children, Joan, Mrs. Earl Stoats, Sturgeon Bay; Randeem, Mrs. John Thornton, Green Bay; Beverly, Travis, Ervin and Marion, Jr. Robinson, all of Green Bay.  He also leaves a brother, Edward Robinson, Wittenberg and a half-brother, James Huntington, Tigerton.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Tigerton Area Resident Killed in Farm Mishap

 

Martin Minor Breaker, 62, lifelong resident of the Town of Germania, was killed in an accident which occurred on his farm Tuesday evening, Feb 20.

 

Shawano County Sheriff Carl Krueger reported that Breaker apparently fell on the wheel of his barn cleaner while doing repairs and his clothing caught pulling him into the gears of the machine.  Aiding in the investigation was officer Montour of the Sheriff-Traffic department.  Del Griepentrog, deputy from Tigerton and Dr. Beise also of Tigerton.

Mr. Breaker was born Feb 2, 1900 in the Town of Germania, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William F Breaker.  He was married to Lydia Leitzke in 1922.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Tigerton.

 

Besides his wife he leaves 1 daughter, Ethelyne, Mrs. Stanley Sacks of Guam and 3 sons, Arden and Delmar on the home farm and Dennis with the 32nd Division at Fort Lewis, Washington.  He also leaves 5 grandchildren; 5 brothers, Walter, Arnold, Ely and Elmer, all of Neenah and Norman of Green Bay, and a sister, Miss Rose Breaker, of Neenah.

 

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the St. John Lutheran Church, Tigerton.  The Rev. Aaron Schulz will officiate and interment will be in the Union Cemetery in the spring.  Friends may call at the Uttormark Funeral Home, Tigerton Thursday after that at the church until the evening until noon on Friday and time of the service.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Milwaukee Man is First Highway Victim of 1962

 

A Milwaukee man became Shawano County first road fatally of 1962 early Sunday morning, Feb 25, when he was struck while walking down the highway in an attempt to get someone to pull his car out of the ditch.

The victim was 45 year old James Pupack.

 

Patrolman Dennis Klemen said Pupack’s auto ran into the ditch shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday and he set out on foot to seek help.  While walking down highway 45 near Aniwa he was struck by a car driven by Frank Hass of 437 Lincoln Street, Antigo.

 

Pupack was rushed to the Antigo Memorial Hospital in the Kopitzke ambulance and he died about 4:50 a.m.  He was reported to have suffered fractures of both legs and other serious injuries.  Also checking the mishap was State Patrolman Don Fischer.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Wausau Area Farmer is Killed by Sheriff Posse

 

WAUSAU, Wis. (UPI) – Farmer Fred Schmidt was shot and killed by Sheriff’s deputies in the yard of his farm house today, Feb 27, when he burst with blazing guns from a burning barn where he had waged a night long battle.

 

Schmidt in his early 40s was hit in the arm and abdomen and died in the emergency room of St. Mary’s Hospital here a short time later.

Schmidt shot Dist. Atty. Patrick Crooks in the back before he was sent sprawling by the deputies’ guns.  Crooks was in good condition.  Early in the siege, a radio newsman was cut by flying glass when a bullet smashed his car window.

 

The barn was set afire either by Schmidt or from tracer bullets and tear gas fired by the deputies, authorities said.  The tear gas barrage had failed to budge Schmidt.

 

Accused of beating a tavern patron and wounding a bartender near Wausau, Schmidt had held off the posse of 30 since Monday night when he took refuge in the barn.

 

Schmidt was armed with an automatic shotgun, a deer rifle and a 32 caliber pistol.

Undersheriff Walter (Bud) Wolf had been in the barn much of the night trying to nab Schmidt, but when the first tear gas was fired this morning, Wolf ran out of the barn giving rise to speculation that Schmidt had slipped through the cordon during the night.  But then the farmer began firing again.

 

Wolf had sneaked into the barn with Marathon County Sheriff Louis Glanoli, but became separated from the sheriff when the farmer opened fire.

Wolf said he remained in the barn in the hope of overcoming Schmidt and fired one shot at the farmer but didn’t know whether the fugitive had been hit.

Authorities removed Schmidt’s wife and 12 children from the nearby farmhouse for safety after the farmer opened fire on cars parked in the farmyard.

 

A newsman reported from the scene that “everyone out here is afraid to move.”  Radio newsman Marvin Nellis of station WRIG was hospitalized after being showered with glass from a bullet through his car.

Tavern patron Eldor Utech was released after treatment for injuries received when beaten by Schmidt.  Bartender and tavern proprietor Gordon Westpahl were reported in satisfactory condition following removal of a pistol bullet from his back.

Gianoli said Schmidt became involved in a fight with a patron at the Westphal tavern, about 15 miles west of Wausau, Monday night.  When the bartender intervened, Schmidt left and returned with the pistol.  A scuffle occurred, during which the bartender was shot.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived they found the 240 pound Schmidt had fled.  They followed him to his home and discovered he had taken refuge in the barn.  Gianoli and Wolf entered the barn and Wolf shouted, “There he is!”  The lights went out and the shooting began.

 

At least a dozen shots were fired by Schmidt, some striking cars of sheriff’s deputies and one passing through the mobile unit of a radio and television station (WSAU), narrowly missing the leg of newsman John Emery.

Sheriff’s deputies fired flares near the barn to light the scene and ordered all vehicles within a mile of the barn to turn out their lights.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Kaquatosh Rites Set for Tuesday

 

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning 9 o’clock for Francis Kaquatosh, 41, Neopit, who died Saturday, Mar 10.  Graveside rites will be held at that hour at St. Anthony Cemetery with the Rev. Marcellus officiating.  Friends may call at the Eli Webster home, Neopit, until the time of the service.  The rosary will be recited this evening at 8 o’clock at the Webster home.  The Gaffney Funeral Home, Gresham, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Mr. Kaquatosh was born August 26, 1920 at Neopit.  He was employed by the Menominee Mills and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

 

He is survived by his father, Mitchell Kaquatosh, 2 brothers, Joe and Mitchell, Jr., and 2 sisters, Bertha and Cecelia, all of Neopit.

It is believed that death was due to a skull fracture suffered in a fall down the steps at the Ralph Haack home in Neopit at 7:35 a.m. the same day, authorities said.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Gresham Man, Father of 9, Killed in Woods Accident

 

A rural Gresham man, the father of 9 children died about noon Saturday, Mar 17, following a logging mishap in Menominee Co.

The Victim was Floyd Gasser, 54, of Rt. 1, Gresham.

 

According to Menominee County Sheriff Wilmer Peters, Gasser was working with a logging unit near the Otter Slide and was removing a tree which became hung up in nearby branches.  Using a team in the operation, the tree apparently came down and struck him on the head.  He died a few hours after the 10 a.m. accident at a local hospital.

Mr. Gasser was born June 6, 1907 in the Town of Hutchins.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Gasser.  On Jan 18, 1933 he was married at Birnamwood to Lena Ecker who survives.  The couple moved to (?) and had since operated a farm in that (?).  Mr. Gasser was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

 

Besides his wife he leaves 9 children.  They are: Stanley, Shawano; LaVern of Milwaukee; Archie, Anchorage, Alaska; Rolland and William at home, Belva, Mrs. Merle Ewanson, San Jose, California; Glenda, Mrs. William Flauger, Gresham and Lois and Peggy at home.  He also leaves 5 grandchildren and one brother, Raymond, Cloverdale, California.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Zion Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Martin Claussen will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Gaffney Funeral Home, Gresham, until 12 o’clock Tuesday noon and after that at the church until the time of the service.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Two young Men Killed in County Car-Train Mishap

 

A Lena youth and an Indian driver became Shawano County’s second and third traffic fatalities of 1962 following a tragic car-train accident at 11:55 p.m. Sunday Apr 1.

 

The accident demolished the 1961 Chevrolet which struck the side of the eastbound Chicago and Northwestern Passenger Train No. 212 at a town road crossing 6 miles southeast of Shawano in the Town of Washington.

Victims of the accident were 23 year old Donald L. Wolfe of Weippe, Idaho, the driver, and his passenger Dean Raymond Frank, 17, of rural Lena.

 

Captain Ed Bahr said Wolfe died almost instantly after he was thrown from the auto and pinned underneath the car while Frank died from injuries at 1:30 a.m. at the local hospital.

Bahr said Wolfe was headed north at the time on the town road and struck the side of the train’s engine.  The train was delayed about 1 hour.  The site of the accident was the north-south road which joins highway 29 and old county trunk 22, running from the top of Lime Kiln hill and then north.

 

It was reported that Wolfe was visiting an uncle in the area, John Olson of Underhill.

The Karth and Born ambulances were at the scene as were Sheriff Carl Krueger and Undersheriff Fritz Lemhouse.

The passenger train was headed from Green Bay at the time with George Kennedy of Green Bay the engineer, Frank Turgeson of Manitowoc fireman and Tony Koepple of Green Bay the conductor.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Clintonville Youth Killed in County Mishap Early Today

 

A rural Clintonville youth was killed early this morning, Apr 19, and the driver of the car remains in critical condition at the Clintonville hospital following what authorities termed a high speed accident on county trunk M & D, 1 1/2 miles south of Pella in Shawano County.

The victim was 18 year old LeRoy D Klemp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Klemp of Rt. 1 Clintonville.  He became Shawano County’s fifth road fatality of 1962

 

Klemp was a passenger in an auto driven by Richard A Kortbein, 17 also of Rt. 1 Clintonville.  Kortbein was taken to the Clintonville Community Hospital where he was reported in serious condition following the accident at 1:15 a.m.

Checking the mishap were Patrolman Chet Dahl, Sheriff Carl Krueger and Undersheriff Fritz Lemhouse.

They reported that Kortbein, driving a 1956 Ford, was traveling on Highways D & M and was attempting to pass a car driven by Richard G Kriewaldt of Rt. 1 Clintonville.  Krueger said Kortbein got by the Kriewaldt auto ok, but failed to negotiate the curve.  He reported the car hit the ditch, flew about 100 feet in the air, knocking down and uprooting several large trees, and ended up in the woods well over 200 feet from the roadway.

 

Both Kortbein and Klemp were thrown from the car with Klemp killed instantly as he was pinned under the auto.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Rural Bonduel Woman is Victim of Road Accident

 

A rural Bonduel women, the mother of 3 children, died instantly this morning, Apr 23, in a tragic car-truck mishap at Landstad, 6 miles south of Bonduel at the junction of a town road and highway 47-55.

The victim was 44 year old Hildegarde Martin of Rt. 1 Bonduel who was reported to be on her way to work at the Pulaski Shoe Factory at the time of the accident which was set at 6:15 a.m.

 

Lt. Sandy Montour of the Sheriff Traffic Department said Mrs. Martin was driving a 1960 Studebaker east on a town road when her car struck the 1955 model van-type milk truck operated by Eddie E. Quandt of Rt. 2 Bonduel.  The truck was going south on Highways 47-55 at the time and is owned by the Graf Creamery of Zachow.

 

Mrs. Martin was thrown from the car by the impact and died instantly.  The death was the sixth on Shawano County roads so far during 1962.  The car she was driving was demolished and damage estimated at $1,500 to the truck.  Quandt, the truck driver was not injured.

Sheriff Carl Krueger was also at the scene along with Coroner Harvy Stubenvoll.

The Wendt Funeral Home of Bonduel is in charge of the arrangements which are incomplete at this time.  She is the Former Hildegarde Haut and is survived by her husband Rolland, a daughter and two sons.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Martin Services to Be Conducted Thursday, 2 P.M.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Zion Ev. United Brethren Church, Bonduel, for Mrs. Roland Martin, 44, Town of Lessor, who died from injuries received Monday morning Apr 23, in a car accident.  She was the former Hildegarde Haut.

The Rev.  Martin Hoeft will officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Wendt Funeral Home, Bonduel, on Wednesday, and at the church from 12 o’clock until 2 o’clock at the church Thursday.

 

Mrs. Martin was born Sep 21, 1918 in Shawano County.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haut.  On Jan 25, 1939 she was married to Richard Martin.  They lived in Shawano for 9 years and in the Town of Lessor for the past 14 years.  Mrs. Martin was a member of the Zion Ev. United Brethren Church, Bonduel.  She had been employed by the Pulaski Shoe Factory at Pulaski, and was on route to work when the fatal accident occurred.

Besides her husband she leaves 3 children, Eugene, with the U.S. Army in England; Bernice, Mrs. Kenneth Nehring, Green Bay, and David on the home farm.  She also leaves two grandchildren, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haut; 3 sisters, Alma, Mrs. Albert Natzke, Martha, Mrs. Gordon Yaeger, and Elsie, Mrs. Alvin Riske, all of Shawano and 2 brothers, Reinhold Haut, Shawano, and Alex Haut, Green Bay.

 

 

SCJ

1962

 

Mike Nelson, 43, Clintonville Businessman Dies in Mishap

 

A progressive Clintonville businessman, known throughout northeastern Wisconsin as one of the top automobile dealers, was killed last night, May 3, in a tragic one car crash south of Shawano when the car he was driving struck a tree.

 

Marvin (Mike) Nelson, 43, the father of 3 children was killed instantly according to authorities in the mishap at 9:20 along highway 22, 6 miles south of Shawano.  His death was the seventh on Shawano County roads so far during 1962.

Mr. Nelson was an automobile dealer in Clintonville for many years, the owner and operator of Nelson’s Sales and Service on Main Street in Clintonville.  He started as a dealer at Navarino.

 

According to authorities Nelson was headed south on highway 22 at the time of the accident.  The car left the roadway on the right side, traveled about 100 feet before striking a large elm tree which was estimated at 3 ½ feet in diameter.  The car then bounced back onto the highway from the tree which was six feet off the road.  Patrolman Chet Dahl said the 1960 Pontiac he was driving was demolished and indicated that the auto was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed.  Nelson could have fallen asleep at the wheel, it was believed.

Assisting with the accident were Sheriff Carl Krueger, Undersheriff Fritz Lemhouse, Deputy Coroner Louis Hoeffs and several state patrolmen who were setting up radar in the area at the time.  They included officers Perry, Koutnick, Peterson, Kegley and Chaveillion.

The accident occurred a mile south of Club 22 on a straight stretch of highway.  Nelson was thrown from the car and apparently died instantly.

 

Survivors include his wife, the former Kitty Knoff, and 3 sons, Mickey, Terry and Randy.  Also surviving are his father, Oscar Nelson, of Clintonville and a sister, Marilyn Wagester of Clintonville.

 

Mr. Nelson was very active in Rotary Club activities as well as the promotions of the Clintonville Association of Commerce.  He graduated from Shawano High School with the class of 1936 and the past several years backed sporting events in the Clintonville area, stressing the need for young boys in baseball by sponsoring a youth team known as the Nelson Twerps

He served his country during World War II as a fighter Pilot and later was a fighter plane trainer.

He was a member of Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville.  The Eberhardt and Huh Funeral Home of Clintonville is in charge of arrangements which will be announced later

 

 

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1962

 

Wm. J. Weso of Keshena Is Victim of Hit-Run Auto

 

A 24 year old Keshena man was the victim of a hit-run driver early Sunday morning, May 13, as he walked along highway 29, 1 ½ miles west of Shawano.

The victim of the hit-run mishap was William J Weso who became Shawano County’s 8th road victim so far during 1962.

According to Captain Ed Bahr, Weso was walking west on highway 29 and was hit by an unknown vehicle which was also headed west.  Bahr reported that the body was thrown about 68 feet and the driver of what was said to be a late model car failed to stop and offer aid.

Moments after the accident a 1956 Ford operated by Glenn M Pilgrim of Wausau came upon the body and was unable to avoid striking it with visibility and traction poor because of the heavy mist.

Bahr said that the windshield was knocked from the hit-run auto and the investigation to find the car is being carried on.  He urged citizens of the area that have any knowledge of a car without a windshield or any other information on the accident to contact him at the local sheriff office.

 

Also at the scene early Sunday were Sheriff Carl Krueger, Deputy Coroner Louis Hoeffs and officers Len Wetzel and Clarence Marquardt.

Weso died instantly after the impact, Bahr said.

 

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 9:00 at St. Michaels Cemetery, Keshena.  The Rev. Floribert will officiate and interment will be in that cemetery.  Friends may call at the Monroe Weso home at Keshena after 4 o’clock this afternoon until the time of the service.  The Gaffney Funeral Home, Gresham, is in charge of the arrangements.

William J Weso, 24, was born Feb 12, 1938, at Keshena and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Weso, Keshena.  He was graduated from Antigo High School and served with the Army of Occupation.

 

Survivors are his parents, 2 brothers, Monroe T of Keshena and Donald with the U.S. Army in Germany, and 4 sisters Frances, Mrs. Rodney Walker, Wausau; Betty, Mrs. James Gray, Milwaukee; Lorraine, Mrs. James Smith, Keshena and Anita, Mrs. Robert (?), Keshena.

 

 

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1962

 

Gillett Youngster Killed On Highway When Hit by Car

 

Philip R Ludeman, 4 ½ year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ludeman, of Gillett, died at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Aug 13, from injuries he received when struck by a car driven by Dennis Kruschke, also of Gillett.  The boy was pronounced dead on arrival at the Oconto Falls Hospital where he had been rushed by the Gillett Rescue Squad in the Kuehl ambulance.

 

The little boy and a group of his friends had been playing in a neighbor’s yard when Philip darted out into the highway and was struck by the passing car approaching from the north.  Other teenagers were in the car when the accident occurred and all stated they had failed to see the boy when he darted onto the highway.  He received fatal head and chest injuries.

 

Philip was born Dec 24, 1958, at Oconto Falls.  Besides his parents surviving is 1 sister, Susan, age 13, at home.  Also the grandparents, Mrs. Anna Flick and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ludeman, all of Gillett and the great-grandmother, Mrs. George Freward, of Oconto.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10:00 at St. John Catholic Church, Gillett.  The Rev. Michael Babuck will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, after 1:00 on Thursday afternoon.

 

 

 

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1963

 

Poredos Rites Set for Friday

 

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the Uttormark Funeral Home in Tigerton for William Poredos, a resident of the Tigerton area for the past 17 years.

Mr. Poredos served in the U.s. Navy for 30 years as a machinist mate.

 

Shawano County authorities said he took his own life.  Sheriff Carl Krueger said the body was discovered by Don Lehman who recently purchased the farm from Poredos.  Lehman had entered the barn Wednesday morning to feed several head of young stock.  He lived in the Town of Germaina, Rt. 1, Tigerton.

 

He was married to the former Meta Erbrecht in 1948.  She died on August 30, 1948.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

Rev. Marvin Baker will officiate at the services with burial in the Forest Home Cemetery at Wittenberg.

Friends may call at the Uttormark Funeral Home in Tigerton after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

 

 

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1963

Zwieg services to be Tuesday at Clintonville

 

Funeral services for Edgar Zwieg, 62, Clintonville, who was killed instantly in a car-truck accident near Split Rock on Saturday, Feb 9, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville.  The Rev. Wm. Christan will officiate and interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Heuer & Sievers Funeral Home noon today until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and then at the church until the time of the service.

 

Mr. Zwieg was born Mar 7, 1900 at Birnamwood.  He spent his early life there and then came to Merrill and later to Gillett.  From Gillett he came to Belle Plaine where he was married to Esther EhmKe on Apr 21, 1924.  They lived in a farm there until 1956 when they moved to Clintonville.  Mr. Zwieg had been employed by the FWD.  His wife and 1 daughter precede him in death.

Survivors are 6 daughters and 1 son, Vernice, Mrs. Clarence Schmidt, Bonduel; Erna, Mrs. Clarence Koehler, Waupaca; Hildagarde, Mrs. Duane Kersten, Appleton; Anita, Ms. Charles Higgins, embarrass;  Lillian, Mrs. James Gutt, Wausau and Delores at home and Robert, at home.  Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, his step-father, August Eggebrecht, of Gillett and his sisters, Meta, Mrs. Ted Bartz, Clintonville and Adelia, Mrs. David Pahlow, Shawano; step-sisters, Mrs. Ted Batzer and Mrs. Art Krause, Gillett, step-brothers, Arnold and Otto Eggebrecht, Gillett, Oscar Eggebrecht, Sheboygan and Herman Eggebrecht, Milwaukee.

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1963

Trailer Breaks Loose; Crashes Into Automobile

A trailer hauling heavy well casings broke loose from the truck on Fairview Ave. in Shawano Friday afternoon, Mar 15, crashed into an oncoming auto and killed a Shawano woman, Ellinor Schweers, 66.

She was a passenger in a car driven by Lura Grosskopf, 64, 202 Center Street, Shawano.  Lura Grosskopf was hospitalized with injuries and believed to be serious.

Shawano police said a 1960 International truck driven by Norris Deneys of Rt. 3 Pulaski was headed south on Fairview Ave., hauling a trailer loaded with 6 long well casing pipes which weighed 100 pounds each.

The unit apparently hit a dip in the road and broke the pole on the trailer unit.  The trailer, loaded with pipe, then veered into the left lane into the path of the 1961 Ford driven by Lura Grosskopf.

Five of the 6 pipes crashed through the windshield of the Grosskopf auto and Mrs. Schweers was killed instantly.  The car was demolished.

It was the first city of Shawano fatality in 1963.

Mrs. Schweers, the former Ellinor Doty, came to Shawano from Chicago about 1919.  She was graduated from the University of Chicago and came here to teach English at Shawano High School.  She later was married to Franklin Schweers, who preceded her in death.  Since her retirement from Teaching, Mrs. Schweers has helped out as a substitute teacher.  She was returning from one of these missions (Suring High School, Suring) when the accident, which took her life, occurred.

Mrs. Schweers had always been active in community affairs.  She was a member of the Shawano Woman’s Club of which she was a past president.  She was also a member of the Art Club and the Drama Club departments of the Woman’s Club.  She was active in the work of the First Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Woman’s Organization and of Circle Two.  She taught Sunday School in earlier years and gave generously of her time and interest to Young people.

Two sons survive, Robert of Stevens Point and Franklin (Jim) of South Beloit.  Other survivors are 5 grandchildren .

The Born Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete at this time.  Funeral services have been temporarily set for Monday.

 

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1964

Bill Martin Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for William Martin, Shawano County Abstractor since 1918, will be held at Kiel at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The body is at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel where friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Martin died, Feb 9, Sunday evening as a result of an auto accident in Manitowoc County.

He was born in Marinette and practiced law in Kiel for 25 years and at Two Rivers for 6 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Helen Fick Jr. of Sheboygan, a son William Jr. in Florida and a son David in Selma, Alabama.

 

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1964

Antigo Mother Dies of Burns

Milwaukee (UPI) – Mrs. Patricia Piekarski, 26, an Antigo mother of 3 children, died July 28 of burns suffered a week ago in a home gas explosion.

Her husband, William, 29, remained in critical condition at St. Mary Hospital Burn Center where the couple had been transferred.  The children were not in the home at the time of the blast. 

The Piekarskis had moved in to their Antigo home just one day before the explosion.

 

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1964

Woman Dies After county Road Accident

Rt. 1 Wittenberg woman died July 31 of injuries suffered in an auto accident last Thursday near Tigerton

The victim is 51 year old Mrs. Mabel Kuentjes.  She died Friday noon at Tigerton where she was hospitalized since the mishap at 3 p.m. Thursday along highway M, a quarter mile from Tigerton.

She was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by her husband Harland which ran off highway M, hit the ditch and struck a tree almost head on.  The mishap was checked by Traffic Chief Ed Bahr with assistance from Tigerton Village Marshal Deb Griepentrog.

Mrs. Kuentjes lived in Marathon County along Highway 49 and she became Shawano County’s 10th road fatality of 1964.

 

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1964

Rites Set For Victims of Accident at Bonduel

Autopsies were performed last night at Bonduel by members of the State Crime Lab on the 2 victims killed near the site of the Bonduel Livestock market about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sep 7.

Melvin Cummings, 45 of rural Birnamwood and Howard Falk, 64, of Rt. 2 Bonduel were pronounced dead shortly after they were hit by a cattle struck operated by Ivan Mueller, 40, of Cecil.

Yesterday afternoon Mueller was charged with feloniously causing the death of the two victims by reckless conduct.  No court date has been set.  According to the Wisconsin Statutes the penalty for such a violation could result in a fine of not more than $2,500 or a prison term of not more than five years or both.

Shawano County Traffic Chief Ed Bahr this morning gave a report on the exact site where the victims met their death.  Bahr said the victims were not on the inside of the gate leading to the Livestock Market buildings as previously indicated by this paper.  He said the gate is 40 feet west of the west edge of highway 117 and that one of the victims was found  21 feet from the edge of highway 117 and the other 28 feet from the same roadway.

Shawano County authorities said that any damage to the Mueller truck occurred after the men were hit.

Injured in the mishap yesterday were Richard Peters of Rt. 2 Shiocton who suffered a laceration on the hand and Roger Heinz of Rt. 1 Bonduel, a bruised elbow.

Oren Lee Staley, president of the NFO, issued a post-midnight plea from his headquarters at Corning, Iowa, calling upon leaders and members of the farm group to stop demonstration.

Staley called the deaths of 2 NFO members at Bonduel, Wis., Wednesday a “ruthless and uncalled for act.”

The deaths brought an urgent statement Wednesday night from Wisconsin Gov. John Reynolds, who called the incident “a tragic result of the unrest that affects many of our farmers in Wisconsin today.”

Reynolds scheduled a top-level meeting with Staley in Madison, Friday and called upon all state law enforcement officers to immediately report personally to him any acts of violence or threats growing out of the NFO holding action.

The governor also ordered the equity cooperative yards closed and directed state observers to be present today at major livestock sales throughout the state.

Staley said “the holding action is on and it’s going to stay on.”

Speaking of the NFO men killed in Wisconsin, Staley said “demonstrations in Wisconsin have been called off in their memory.  Checkers will stay on their posts however, in the state of Wisconsin.”

“In all other states demonstrations will continue and all we are instructing our members to do is to be certain the demonstrations called by local members are peaceful.”

“Members are starting to make donations to the families of the members that were killed Wednesday.  Now the NFO members are rallying behind the holding action, using the members killed as a symbol of their efforts.”

Mr. Falk was born May 4, 1900 at Green Bay and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Falk.  His marriage to Anna Lemberg took place at Bonduel on Oct 3, 1923.  They lived in Milwaukee until 1945 when they moved to a farm on Rt. 2, Bonduel.  Mr. Falk was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bonduel.

Besides his wife, his mother, Mrs. William Falk, of Green Bay and 3 daughters survive.  Mrs. Olive O Krause, of Brookfield, Wisconsin; Mrs. June M Richter, of Phoenix, Arizona and Jane Ann Falk, of Rt. 2. Bonduel.  Other survivors are 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Falk and Manuel Falk, both of Green Bay.

The Zastrow Funeral Home, Bonduel, is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later.

Services for Mr. Cummings will be held Saturday at the United Church of Christ in Antigo.

He is survived by his wife Zelma, a daughter and 2 sons, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.  He formerly farmed in the town of Plover, Langlade County and in Nov of 1963 moved to a farm in the town of Birnamwood, Shawano County.

Friends may call at the McCandless-Zobel-Bradley Funeral Home at Antigo after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

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1964

Ostrowski Rites to Be Monday at Hatley Church

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Oct 5, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley, for Stanley Ostrowski, Jr., 18 who was killed instantly in a one-car accident near Tigerton on Thursday, Oct 1.  The Rev. Edwin Klimaszewski will officiate and interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Schmidt Funeral home, Wittenberg, after Saturday evening.  The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 8 o’clock.

Stanley was born Oct 4, 1945, at Stevens Point and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ostrowski, Sr.  He was a member of St. John’s Church at Menasha.

Surviving besides his parents are 4 sisters, Arlette, Mrs. Frank Wakamonski, of Hatley; Barbara, Mrs. Robert Krause, of Menasha and Mary Jane and Sandra at home.  Also his grandmother, Mrs. Helen Goionski, of Rosholt.

 

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1964

Bus Driver, Six Students Are Injured

A fiery auto-school bus crash east of Bonduel at 7:40 a.m. today claimed the life of a 23 year old rural Bonduel and with the driver of the bus and six school students treated for injuries.

The victim was Anthony George Brunner, died 14 Oct., son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brunner of the town of Hartland.

Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll said Brunner, a technician for Curtiss Breeders, was killed instantly with a broken neck.  After the impact the car he was driving caught fire and the victim suffered 3rd degree burns over his entire body.

The Hartland-Lessor fire Dept. was called to the scene and extinguished the blaze.

The car Brunner was driving and a Bonduel Community School bus, operated by Lawrence Froelich of Bonduel collided at a town road intersection, four miles east and south of Bonduel.  Both units were termed a complete loss.

Traffic officers Chet Dahl and Sandy Montour investigated the accident.  They reported the car operated by Brunner was headed south on the town road and the school bus was going east.  After the impact the bus overturned in the south ditch while the Brunner auto went into the north ditch.  The bus ended up on its wheels in a deep ditch.

The Bonduel district bus had just started its run and had picked up 6 children, all sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Magee of Rt. 3 Bonduel.  The driver of the bus, Froelich suffered arm and shoulder injuries, one of the passengers, Thomas Magee a fractured shoulder and others had bumps and bruises, it was reported.

The Magee children in the bus were Lauri, 17, a senior; Kay, 16 a junior; Tom, 14, a freshman; Cathy, 12, a 7th grader; Marilyn, 11, a 8th grader; and Melissa, 8, a 3rd grade pupil.

It was the 13th traffic fatality on Shawano County roads so far during 1964.

The injured were treated at the Bonduel Clinic and the bus driver was reported to have suffered a fractured shoulder, facial and arm cuts and has been transferred to the Shawano Community Hospital.

Lauri Magee suffered a sprained shoulder, Kay had back abrasions, Thomas had a fractured shoulder and cuts to the head.  Cathy had leg abrasions; Marilyn had a sprained ankle, abrasions and cuts to the head, Melissa a cut on the leg.

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1964

Dean Beyer, 20, is killed in Auto Crash Sunday

Two Injured in Accident; Cars Demolished

A head on collision early Sunday morning, Oct 18, claimed the life of a 20 year old rural Shawano man with injuries to two other persons, not reported as serious.

The victim was Dean Beyer of Rt. 3 Shawano, so n of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Beyer of the town of Belle Plaine.

Traffic officers Sandy Montour and Chet Dahl and Undersheriff Fritz Lemhouse checked the mishap which occurred at 1:30 a.m. Sunday along Hwy 22, 2 miles south and west of Shawano.

It was Shawano County’s 14th traffic fatality so far during 1964.

Montour said Meyer was alone in the 1950 model car and was traveling south on highway 22.  His auto collided head-on with the northbound 1960 model car driven by Frieda K Evans of Rt. 1 Shawano.  She and her husband, Delmore, were brought to the Shawano Community Hospital in the Born Ambulance.  Mrs. Evans suffered leg and chest injuries and her husband face and head injuries.  Both are expected to be released in a day or so.  Both cars were demolished with Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll reporting that Beyer was killed instantly from the impact.

Dean Allen Beyer was born July 21, 1944 at Shawano, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Beyer.  He graduated from Shawano High School with the class of 1962 and was very active in 4-H Club work, being a member of the Beaver Creek Club.  He was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church of the township of Belle Plaine and a member of the St. Martin’s Church dart ball team. 

He worked on his father’s farm until he started working for other people and up until the mishap had been employed at the Walter Deering Cheese Factory.  He was not married.

His parents survive along with two grandmothers, Mrs. Nellie Montour and Mrs. Mary Beyer, both of Shawano, two brothers, David of Cloverleaf Lakes and Bruce at home, and two sisters, Judy, Mrs. Ralph Laine of Chicago and Marilyn at home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church with Rev. W H Werling officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Karth Funeral Home in Shawano after 3 p.m. Monday and from noon Tuesday at the church until the time of service.

 

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1964

Double Funeral Rites Thursday for Wagesters

Double funeral rites for Mr. and Mrs. George Wagester of the Town of Lessor will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Navarino, Fr. Harold Reddy will officiate.

The Wagester’s were killed instantly Monday morning, Nov 9, in an automobile accident at the intersection of Hwy. 47 and County Trunk W about 7 miles south of Bonduel.  Mr. Wagester was 76 and his wife was 67.

Friends and relatives may call at the Zastrow Funeral Home at Bonduel after noon on Wed.  Rosary will be said Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery at Navarino.

Mr. Wagester was born March 11, 1888 in the Town of Lessor, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Wagester Sr.  He and his wife, the former Dorothy Jarek, were married May 27, 1919 and resided on a farm.

Mrs. Wagester was born May 9, 1897 in the Town of Maple Grove and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jarek.

The Wagester’s were members of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Navarino.  He was a member of the Holy Name Society and his wife belonged to the Christian Mothers.

Survivors include 3 children, Leonard Wagester of Appleton; Joyce, Mr. K Hilliker of Clintonville, and Lavern (Bud) Wagester, Rt. 2, Pulaski.  There are 9 grandchildren.

Mrs. Wagester in survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Clara Naperalla of Shawano and Mrs. Mary Wheeler, San Gabriel, California.

Mr. Wagester is survived by a brother, Frank in Oklahoma, 7 brothers and sisters preceded him in death.