Obit: Bird, Thomas
(1923 - 1937)
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Surnames: BIRD NULTON BUSHEY PETZ REED GARSE SHIEM HECKER SOSSAMAN SMITH TESSMER KOLITSCH EDER HEGG LAABS HINKE FRASER FIRNSTAHL AVERILL HERRMANN PASSEHL RUSK PADRATS CAUONAYER OLSON
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/10/1937
Bird, Thomas (17 Apr. 1923 - 2 June 1937)
Funeral services for Thomas Bird, who died of inflammation of the bone and blood poisoning at the Wisconsin Rapids hospital June 2, were held at the Colby M. E. church Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. Paul Nulton officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Donald Bushey, Donald Petz, Russel Reed and Raymond Garse, all of Marshfield, Walter Shiem of Wisconsin Rapids and James Hecker of Fond du Lac. Flower bearers were Floyd Sossaman, Darrell Sossaman, Claude Sossaman and Herman Sossaman of Colby and Tommy Smith of Marshfield.
Thomas was born in Fond du Lac April 17, 1923, thus reaching the age of fourteen years, one month and sixteen days. His father died when Thomas was one year old. The deceased is survived by his mother and sister, Jewell, of Wisconsin Rapids and his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Tessmer of Colby.
Out of town people here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kolitsch of North Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Eder and children of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hegg and daughter of Phillips, Mrs. Kurt Laabs of Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hinke and son of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fraser of Phillips, Mrs. Inga Firnstahl of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fraser and sons of Mosinee, Ray Bushey of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Tessmer of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Averill of Oshkosh, Wm. Herrmann of Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Passehl and son and daughter of Stratford, Mrs. Viola Rusk of Abbotsford, Doris Padrats of Marshfield, Mrs. J. Cauonayer and daughter of Marshfield and Ethel Olson of Marshfield.
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