Obit: Stelloh, Frank (1909 - 1930)
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Surnames: Stelloh, Viertel, Vornholt, Warlum, Fiern, Bruh, Gallagher, Wall, Landgraf, Smith, Eberhardt, Seif, Kellar, Weaver
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) March 20, 1930
Stelloh, Frank (11 Aug. 1909 - 17 March 1930)
Stelloh, Alfred Herman (27 June 1912 - 16 March 1930)
Frank Stelloh, second son of Fred Stellph, was born in Neillsville, Aug. 11, 1909 and died March 17, 1930, aged 20 years , 7 months and 6 days. He was educated in the city schools and graduated from Neillsville High School in the class of 1927. He was naturally mechanical and from early childhood had taken an interest in machines of all kinds and mechanical work. In and about his father’s shop and machinery warehouse he had many opportunities to perfect his knowledge along his chose lines. He was especially interested in aeronautics and some what against parental misgivings and protest; he decide to take a course to fit himself for an air pilot. A year ago he went to Marshall, Mo., and entered a school of training for air ?ery-ice and made sufficient progress to receive a qualified permit to operate an aero plane, but lacked the requisite number of hours practice to secure a commercial license. With is preliminary experience he felt that he could purchase a plane and secure the necessary air experience himself. He had bargained for the airplane less than two weeks before his fatal flight and had made several successful ascensions. The details of his disastrous flight are given in another column.
Frank was a young man of fine physique and keen mentality. He was modest and gentlemanly in manner, considerate of those about him and was liked by everyone who knew him, for his manly upright qualities.
Alfred Herman Stelloh, youngest son of Fred Stelloh, was born June 27, 1912, and died March 16, 1930, aged 17 years, 8 months and 19 days. He had reached his Junior year in high school and was much admired and respected by the student body. He was not only a good student, but was physically very strong and rigorous and took a prominent part in school activities. His sudden death has cast a gloom over his classmates with whom he was a great favorite. He was a member of the Reformed church and took quite an active part in the young people’s society.
Frank and Alfred are survived by their father, step-mother, one brother, Clarence; two sisters, Florence and Lorraine and one step-sister, Mrs. Ed. Viertel of Stevens Point.
The bodies will lie at eth Schiller undertaking parlors until Wednesday afternoon, when they will be removed to the home.
At ten o’clock Thursday very brief services will be held at the home, after which the caskets will be taken to the Reformed church, where the bodies will lie in state to be views until 2 o’clock p.m., under a guard of honor by members of the Service Company, at 2 o’clock the regular funeral services will be held, Rev. E. H. Vornholt officiating.
Neillsville High School will close at 11 o’clock a.m as a tribute to the memories of the deceased. The students have contributed to secure a beautiful floral piece in crimson and white, the high school colors. The entire Service Co. of which Frank was a member will attend to do military honors and act as an escort to the cemetery. The Junior high school class of which Alfred was a member, will attend in a body and form an escort behind the Service Co.
The pall bearers for Frank will be Elliot Warlum, Irvin Fiern, Earl Bruhn, David Gallagher, Fred Wall and Glen Landgraf.
The pall bearers for Alfred will be Rollie Smith, Delbert Eberhardt, Dale Seif, Herbert Kellar, Walter Waver and Chester Seif.
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