Obit: Schlinsog, Alvin (1917 - 1932?)

Contact:  Allan Wessel

----Source: Exact date unknown. From Leona Alberts Collection.

Alvin Schlinsog Drowns in Black River Saturday.

The community was deeply shocked Saturday to hear of the sudden death of Alvin Schlinsog. He attended the high school picnic at tourist park that day and shortely after dinner, together with several other boys went in swimming.

They went up the river from the park and were swimming across when he saw he could not make it and called for help. Junior Arbs and Art Krogness, who were with him rushed to his assistance but were unable to reach him before he went down.

Help was summoned at once but it was an hour and fifteen minutes before the body could be found. Every effort was made to revive him but to no avail.

Alvin William Carl Schlinsog was born on November 15, 1917, in the Town of Mead, Clark County, the son of William Schlinsog and Frieda nee Kressig. He was baptized in the Christian faith in early childhood. The deprted received his public school education in Braun Settlement school from 1923 to 1932. After spending a year working on the parental farm, he entered Greenwood High School in the fall of 1933 finishing Sophmore class this year. His christian education was given him by the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in the regular course of instruction with the class of 1932. He became a communicant member of the church, through confirmation on Octer 23, 1932.

He leaves to mourn his sudden death, his parents, one sister Mabel of Chicago, four uncles and five aunts besides a great number of cousins.

The funeral service will be conducted in Trinity Lutheran church on Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. following a short service at the farm home at 1:00 o'clock. The Rev. Geo Heilman will officiate.

The body will be laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Alvin was a loving son and brother. Possessed of a cheerful disposition he had a ready smile and a kind word for everyone. His presence will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and the sympathy of all goes out to the sorrowing parents and sister.

The Sophomore Class will attend the funeral in a body.

Dear Father, confort their sorrow, Dry Thou the flow of their tears, Reconcile them to the vacancy left By him whom they loved all these years.

You have but called him Homeward Help them to understand He is taken from this world of pain, To dwell in a better land

"In My house are many mansions", Tis a promise to comfort us all, Let it ease the pain of their parting From him who has answered Thy call.

**Additionals notes added:

According to the information received from Calvin Worchel {who is a 2nd cousin to Alvin; & Calvin is a step-greatuncle to me.} Alvin had died 25 May 1935.



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