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Wm. J. Halter

    Wm.  J.  Halter
    1934-1958

    KILLED DURING SQUIRREL HUNT ACCIDENT OCCURS NEAR BELL CITY
    Special to The Missourian. - July 4, 1958

    BELL CITY -- Wm. J. Halter, 24 years old, for 21 months a resident of Robertson, St Louis County, was accidentally shot and killed when squirrel hunting on Friday morning. He and his father-in-law, Walter Arnold, were hunting squirrels in a woods near the Arnold Farm, between Bell City and Vanduser. Mr. Arnold was carrying a small rifle and Mr. Halter was using a shotgun. They were separated in the woods when Mr. Arnold's gun accidentally went off. Later, some 75 yards away, when Mr. Arnold was walking along he came upon the body of Halter. A slug had struck him on the head. Mr. Halter lived several hours. The Scott County Coroner, Clyde Poe of Sikeston, was advised and made an investigation. The body is at the Smith Funeral Home in Oran. Members of the Guardian Angel Church will recite the Rosary at the funeral home on Monday night. The rites will be conducted at the church at 9 on Tuesday, with Rev. A. J. Poepsel in charge. Burial is to be in the church cemetery. Mr. Halter was born on Feb. 12, 1934, and married Kathryn A. (Arnold) on Oct 29, 1956. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Kim Jo May Halter; his mother, Mrs. Ida Halter of Oran; a brother, Robert King of St. Louis and two sisters, Mrs. Robert King and Mrs. Sam Kappler of St. Louis. The Southeast Missourian d. 4 July 1958.


NOTE: The following obituary is contributed by Annette Lale, June 2000.
Submitted by Annette Lale Poster-#-18-

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