Obit: Noah, Donald (1940 - 1944)
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Surnames: NOAH SAREK

----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/22/1944

Noah, Donald (11 NOV 1940 - 13 JUN 1944)

Donald Noah, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Noah, residing 6 miles northwest of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), was accidentally killed on Tuesday, June 13, 1944 by his brother Ronald, 9 years old.

The accident occurred in the home when Ronald climbed on the bed and reached a 30-30 Winchester repeating rifle hanging in a case on the wall and who got a bullet from a box on the shelf. He then pulled the trigger to see what would happen and struck his brother in the head. The hollow nosed missile went through the top of the brotherís head, literally blowing it off, then through the rocking chair and lodged in the wall.

Another brother, James 6, ran and told the mother, who was planting cabbage in the garden, she in turn summoned the father who is employed at the Fed Laabs Cheese Factory. Tony Schiller was then notified and in turn summoned Herbert L. Brown, Coroner of Neillsville, Wis. No inquest was held.

Donald was born on Nov. 11, 1940 in the town of Mead, and is survived by his parents, three sisters, Dorothy 10, Mary jane 7, and Sandra 2 months old; three brothers, Ronald 9, James 5, and Richard 3, his grandmother Mrs. Mathilda Noah of Loyal and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sarek of Willard, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services were held at the Schiller Undertaking Parlors at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and at the West Side Reformed Church at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Fresenborg officiated, assisted by the student pastor Walter Kuentzel. He was laid to rest in the West Side Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Chester Johnson, Edward Piero, Raymond and Kenneth Shortell.

The flower girls were Lois Mengel, Lillian and Donna Johnson.

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