Obit: Kissinger, Roland (1897 - 1920)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 09/30/1920

Kissinger, Roland (25 JAN 1897 - 16 OCT 1920)

The funeral services of Pvt. Roland Kissinger, who died in France, Oct. 16, 1918, and whose body arrive here Saturday, was held at the M. W. A. Hall Monday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. J. R. Chatterson officiating. The services were attended by a large number of people who gathered to pay honor to the memory of one who gave his life for his country.

Roland P. Kissinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kissinger was born in the town of Sherman, Clark County, Wis., Jan. 25, 1897 and spent the most of his early life in that vicinity. On July 31, 1918 he left for Neillsville, later going to Rockford, Ill., and Sept. 5th, went across to France, where he died. Roland was a member of Co. K, 334 Infantry and was a young man highly respected by everyone.

He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Lawrence and Harold, three sisters, Geneva, Emily and Alberta, besides other relatives.

At the Close of the services, he was taken to his last resting place with a soldier escort and firing squad, and was buried with military honors.

As a mark of respect every business place was closed from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and all flags were at half mast.



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