Obit: Haefner, Evan S. (1901 - 1919)
Surnames: HAEFNER PURDY VINE
----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 06/26/1919
Haefner, Evan S. (13 NOV 1901 - 15 JUN 1919)
Evan Samuel Haefner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Haefner, was born in Lafayette, Monroe Co., Wis., Nov. 13, 1901. He drowned at Hemlock dam in Black River in the town of Warner, Clark County, Wis., on Sunday June 15, 1919, while trying to save his little friend Erwin Kraatz, who also drowned.
Deceased came to the town of Warner about four years ago with his parents.
Men from miles around showed their sympathy and kindness by searching all nigh and until Monday about noon, when the body was found. Mr. and Mrs. Withee carried hot coffee and lunch to the river for the men in search of the boy.
Evan was 17 years, 7 months and 2 days old, and leaves to mourn his loss, his mother and father and two brothers, Melvin at home and Lossen of McLaughlin, S.D., Mrs. Mildred Purdy of Tunnel City, Wis., and Mrs. Pircis Vine of Owen, Wis., all of who were present at the funeral, which was held at the Methodist Church last Thursday afternoon, Rev. Moats officiating. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in this their time of sorrow.
A vacant chair, a voice that is stilled, how our hearts ache, but his cheery smile and good hearted way will linger in our memory day by day.
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