Obit: Roehl, Russell (1915 - 1963)

Contact: Ken Wood


----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 04/17/1963, P. 1

Roehl, Russell (8 MAR 1915 - 16 APR 1963)

Loyal, Clark County, Wis. - Russell Roehl, 48, route 2, Loyal, was killed Tuesday night when the tractor which he was driving overturned backwards, pinning him to the ground.

Roehl was seen in the field by three men passing by at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. He was working land which he had rented from George Bentzler, adjoining the town road leading west of Loyal from the junction of Highway 98 and County Trunk K.

When the men again passed the field at 8:30, they found the tractor overturned in the ditch. Investigating, they discovered Roehl's body pinned beneath the steering wheel.

Mike Weyhmiller was summoned from Loyal with a wrecker to lift the tractor. Roehl was pronounced dead by a Loyal physician.

Officers said Roehl apparently was trying to cross a ditch to reach a road when the tractor overturned. It is believed that he was killed instantly, suffering multiple injuries.

Several Clark County and local officers investigated.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Evangelical United Brethren Church at Chili, Clark County, with the Rev. L. L. McCormick officiating. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Myre Funeral Home here from Thursday noon until Friday noon, and then at the church.

Mr. Roehl was born March 8, 1915, at Chili, and received his education in the Cozy Corners School there. In March of 1938 he was married at Chili to Frieda Nebel, who survives him. They farmed in the Chili area until 1943 when they came to this area. They were presently farming 4 1/2 miles southwest of here. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Chili.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and a daughter, Lowell, Elgin, Erlin and Kathleen, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Clara Roehl, Chili; three sisters, Mrs. William (Vera) Carstensen, Neillsville; Mrs. Gerald (Lila) Nelson and Miss Evelyn Roehl, Chili, and six brothers, Glen Roehl, Marshfield; Walter Roehl, Granton; Alvin, Carl, Harvey and Leo Roehl, Chili.



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