Arthur (1884 - 1939)
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Surnames: BRUSSOW BUDDINGER MEIER
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 27 Jul 1939
Brussow, Arthur ( 28 DEC 1884 - 21 JUL 1939)
To the many friends and to strangers also the news of the tragic death of Arthur Brussow last Friday afternoon, July 21, came as a shock. Friends mourned the sudden death of one who by his kindness, his industry, his devotion to his family, and his ability to make the best of life’s burdens had endeared himself to those who knew him and strangers were shocked by the sad manner of his passing.
When a young man he learned the carpenter trade and continued in that industry until his death which occurred when a scaffolding on which he and three other men were working gave way. Two of the men fell to the ground, Mr. Brussow’s death occurring almost immediately.
The two other men seriously injured were Roy Radtke, Loyal , who suffered one broken vertebra, a broken elbow and a fractured sacrum and Alfred Seefeldt, Loyal, R. 1 was injured quite severely from the fall. He landed on his feet and fractured his heels, ankles and four vertebraes. The fourth man, Raymond Miller, Spencer, R. 2, clung to a part of the scaffolding and didn’t fall.
They were working on a barn near Colby. Mr. Radtke and Mr. Seefeldt are in St Joseph’s Hospital and are reported to be getting along nicely.
Arthur Brussow was born on a farm in the township of Loyal, Dec. 28, 1884 being the second of a family of four children.
He was married June 21, 1916, to Miss Clara Buddinger at her home in the Town of York. After their marriage they made their home in the village of Loyal/ In 1921 he built the house on the west side of the village which has since been the family home.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Monday afternoon at 2 P. M. following services at the home. The Rev. O. Jewell officiated and interment was in the Lutheran cemetery.
He is survived by his wife and two children, Shirley, 13 and Dwain, 11, a sister Mrs. Henry (Freeda) Meier, and one nephew Harvey Brussow, all of Loyal. Two brothers died in the influenza epidemic in 1916.
Pall bearers were Perry Volk, Albert Davel, Chas, Clouse, Clem Rous, Henry Vogel, and Carl Gerdes. Those in charge of the many beautiful flowers were the wives of the pall bearers and in addition Mrs. Chas. Rahm and Mrs. Chas. Thums.
So many from neighboring towns came to attend the funeral that it was impossible to get a complete list but a partial account is as follows, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Krejci and daughter Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Trimberger, and Mrs. John Trimberger, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. John Kubat, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buddinger and sons Wilbur and William, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Buddinger, Mr. and Mrs. Lois Buddinger, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buddinger, Carl Buddinger, Bernice Buddinger, Carl Luebke and Fred Luebke, all of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Walter, Greenwood; Mrs. Tom Joyce, Ernest Crosset, and Rueben Crosset, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Graunke and son George, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hepburn, Eau Claire; and Mr. and Mrs. Wellner and son of Colby.
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