Obit: Kowalk, Glendon (1928 - 1949)
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Surnames: KOWALK HOFFMAN LAMONT LUKOWICZ STIEBER DIEDRICH FROME MOSSING HEMMY GOETZ KADEMAN TESSMER AUGUSTINE BAUMGART HAFEMAN BORCHARDT SCHJONNEMAN STRATHMANN PECH FISHER MEYER HEPNER PAXTON ALLMAN FOSTER RANNOW WOLF HEDERER

----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/15/1949

Kowalk, Glendon (19 Jan. 1928 - 4 Jul. 1949)

Glen Kowalk, 21, Town of Brighton, a driver for Norman Luchterhand on a whey truck, died almost instantly at about 6:30 Monday morning, July 4, from chest injuries and injuries to the right side of his face and head, when the whey truck and trailer he was driving ran off the road just north of the 26th Road corner on Highway 13 about 3 miles south of Spencer.

The big truck-trailer ran into the ditch traveling some distance in the ditch before striking a concrete culvert and proceeding on across the culvert, coming to a stop on the other side of the culvert still in the ditch. The impact was so great that it threw the big trailer, which was empty at the time, clear off the road and it hit a Bell Telephone Co. post, breaking it off about 15 feet above the ground.

Mr. Kowalk was thrown partially out of the cab with the left front fender pinning him down, lying across his chest.

Glendon Kowalk, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kowalk, of the Town of Hull, was born January 19, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan. The family later moved to the farm in the Town of Hull, east of Colby, where they have since resided.

Kowalk was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Naval Air Cadets, based most of the time at Pensacola, Fla. He was discharged from service Dec. 30. 1947.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church at Colby with the Rev. Otto Hoffman officiating. Burial was in the Colby Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, a sister, Betty, 13, at home and his grandparents, of Owen, Wis.

----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 07/15/1949

Glendon Kowalk, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kowalk, of the Town of Hull, was born January 19, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan. The family later moved to the farm in the Town of Hull, east of Colby, where they have since resided.

Kowalk was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Naval Air Cadets, based most of the time at Pensacola, Fla. He was discharged from service Dec. 30, 1947.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church at Colby, with the Rev. Otto Hoffman officiating. Burial was in the Colby Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, a sister, Betty, 13, at home and his grandparents, of Owen, Wis.

Color-bearers for the military rites were August Lamont Jr., Leo Lukowicz, Mike Stieber and Norbert Diedrich of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pearl Vorland of the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Edwin Frome Sr., Hans Mossing, Bud Hemmy and Frank Goetz Jr., American Legion.

In charge of the flowers were Mrs. Harold Kademan, Mrs. Milford Frome, Mrs. Junio Tessmer, Mrs. Elroy Augustine, Mrs. Orville Baumgart, Mrs. Hugo Hafeman, Mrs. Earl Borchardt, Mrs. Edwin Frome Sr., Mrs. Merlin Schjonneman, Mrs. Norbert Diedrich, Mrs. Edward Strathmann, Mrs. Angus Lamont Jr., Mrs. Jos. Pech Jr., and Mrs. Carl Fisher.

Pallbearers were Junior Tessmer, David Steiber, Joseph Pech Jr., Russell Meyer, Robert Hepner, and Stewart Paxton. Everett Mossing was the bugler and the firing squad was Charles Allman, commander, and Edward Allman, James Foster, Howard Rannow, Orville Baumgart, Norbert Wolf, Elroy Augustine, Arnold Strathmann, and Herbert Hederer.

 

 


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