Melvin (1918 - 1947)
Surnames: MEISSNER HILDENSPERGER BERENS HOFFMAN
----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 10/17/1947
Meissner, Melvin (1918 - 13 Sept. 1947)
Gored To Death By A Bull
Melvin Meissner, 30, Unity, a partner in a livestock trucking firm, was gored to death by a bull while loading the animal on a truck Monday, Marathon County Coroner, John Hildensperger reported.
The victim died at 2 p.m. shortly after being admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital at Wausau.
The accident happened at the stock yards at Little Chicago.
Meissner was being taken to the hospital in a truck when the driver came upon a county traffic officer’s car on highway 54 about 4 miles north of Wausau. He stopped and the officer radioed for an ambulance which transported the victim to the hospital.
Meissner, who lived 1 ½ miles north and 3 miles east of Unity in the Town of Hull, recently went into the business of hauling cattle for the Marathon Co-operative Shipping Association with Norbert Berens of Marathon. He was unmarried.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Zion Lutheran Church at Colby. Rev. Hoffman officiated.
Melvin was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meissner and was a veteran of World War II.
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