Obit: Skrzypek, Frank (1912 - 1937)

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Surnames: SKRZYPEK

----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/29/1937

Skrzypek, Frank (22 JAN 1912 - 21 APR 1937)

Frank Skrzypek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skrzypek of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), died in Chicago on April 21, 1937, by drowning, and an inquest is pending regarding the case. The body was found floating in the Chicago River near the North Avenue Bridge in the city of Chicago, on Wednesday of last week. It was believed to have been in the water approximately five weeks, and clothing and a small book found in a pocket were the only means of identification.

Deceased was born at Thorp on Jan. 22, 1912 and had been employed in Chicago for the past one and one-half years. The remains were brought here and funeral services were held at St. Hedwig’s Church on Tuesday morning, Father F.A. Kulig officiating. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

He leaves to mourn his untimely death his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Skrzypek, three brothers, John and Mike, of Thorp, and Stanley of Chicago, and two sisters, Edna of Thorp, and Sister Modesta of the Mothers of Perpetual Help Convent of St. Louis, Mo.

The pallbearers were: Paul Kowieski, Frank Kowieski, Chester Kleminski, Anton Wojt, Frank Bonczyk and Alfred Zielanis.



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