Obit: Etta, Arthur
(1894 - 1939)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: ETTA RADKE WOODKEY
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 14 December 1939
Etta, Arthur (7 APR 1894 - 8 Dec. 1939)
Arthur Etta, age 45 years, died early Friday morning, Dec. 8, in a veterans’ hospital in Minneapolis where he had been a patient since May 6 of this year. Those who cared for him during these last long months away from home marveled at his patience and hopefulness during all his suffering.
He was born in Loyal, April 7, 1894, and spent his boyhood and early manhood here, and because of these years many friends here who learned to know his generous and unselfish nature will miss him.
He was married to Julia Radke Feb. 14, 1923, and for several years they lived on a farm east of Loyal. For the last 7 years their home has been a farm near Thorp.
A few days after our country entered the World War, Arthur enlisted in Marshfield. Later at Camp Douglas he became a member of the 127th Infantry Band of the 32nd Division. Comrades from this band acted as his pall–bearers. While at Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas, because of ill health, he received an honorable discharge. Arthur was know to his comrades by the nicknames Pump and Sunshine.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Etta, and at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Church, the Rev. Orlando Jewell officiating at the service.
Members of the American Legion were present at the funeral in a body and military services were held at the grave side. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery.
The ladies in charge of the flowers were members of the American Legion Auxiliary. They were Mrs. V. O. Kauffman, Mrs. Claude Catlin, Mrs. Edd. Dobbe, Mrs. Roy Hales, and Mrs. Carl Christensen.
The pall bearers were Chas. and Fred Bream, Maynard Peterson, Al Rasmussen, Perry Volk, and Oscar Etta. The last two are cousins of the deceased.
He is survived by his wife, and six children, Ruth, Irvin, Arlene, Melvin, Arno, and Lenard, all of Thorp; by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Etta of Loyal; by one brother Clarence of Minneapolis and by two sisters, Mrs. Celia Woodkey of Marshfield and Miss Eva Etta of Loyal.
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