Obit: Sepetta, Adam (1882? - 1925)
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/11/1925
Sepetta, Adam (1882? - 6 JUN 1925)
Adam Sepetta, aged 43 years, died Saturday evening at St. Joseph's Hospital at Chippewa Falls, following fatal injuries which he received five hours before, when he was blown twenty feet by a dynamite charge, which he had place under a stump on his farm, six miles north and one-half mile west of Owen, Clark County, Wis.
Mr. Sepetta had place charges of dynamite under two stumps, one going off and the other failing. After waiting what he though was sufficient time for an explosion, he returned to the stump and started to put another charge under it, and it was when he was at work that the first charge went off. His body was thrown about twenty feet, and when picked up he was in a badly mangled condition. The force of the explosion struck him in the right side, tearing his right arm, and filled his head and face with dirt. His eyesight was destroyed and his lower jaw broken.
Medical aid was summoned at once and he was taken to the hospital at Chippewa Falls, where he passed away before anything could be done for him. He was conscious up until five minutes before he died, and suffered but little pain.
Mr. Sepetta was one of the first settlers in the town of Maplehurst, Taylor, Co., having lived on his farm for more than twenty years. He was industrious and was getting one of the finest farms in the township under cultivation. He is survived by a wife and two small children, besides the mother and three brothers.
His body was brought here from Chippewa Falls, Saturday evening and taken to the Griebenow-Weirich Co. undertaking rooms, where it was prepared for burial. Funeral services were conducted on Monday morning from the Polish Catholic Church at Lublin, Wis., and burial took place in the Lublin Cemetery.
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