Obit: Wojtkiewicz, Henry (1919 - 1937)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/14/1937

Wojtkiewicz, Henry (20 JUL 1919 - 6 OCT 1937)

When attempting to make a turn coming from the west onto Country Trunk M, at the intersection four miles south of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), the auto of Henry Wojtkiewicz overturned, and he was pinned beneath it in such a way as to cause strangulation before help arrived. He was returning alone from a dance at Rock-Nee Gardens at about ten o’clock Wednesday evening, Oct. 6th, 1937, when the accident occurred.

The body was discovered by Jack Keller, who was passing at 10:45, and local authorities and County Coroner, P.C. Ludovic were immediately notified. No inquest was found necessary. The body was removed to the Bogumill Funeral Home at Thorp after examination.

This is Clark County’s third death on the highways this year.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church by the Rev. F.A. Kulig, and interment was made in the parish cemetery.

Henry Wojtkiewicz was born in the town of Withee on July 20, 1919, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Wojtkiewicz, and had reached the age of eighteen years, two months and sixteen days. He was a graduate of Thorp High School with the class of 1936, and was employed the past summer on the farm of his widowed mother, northeast of here in the town of Withee.

He leaves to mourn his untimely death, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wojtkiewicz, six brothers, Frank and Louis of Thorp, Edward, Joseph, William and Michael of Chicago, and five sisters, Mrs. Thos. Ferenc, Mrs. John Balcer and Miss Harriet Wojtkiewicz of Chicago, Mrs. Ed Wojt and Lucille at Thorp.

The following acted as pallbearers: Leon Neiman, Joseph Kryzyzanski, Frank Saszuk, Byron Boie, Malen Juzwiak, Leon Moczarny.



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