Obit: Edwards, Kenneth George (192 5 - 1943)

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Surnames: Edwards, Longenecker, Stucki

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 15 July 1943

Edwards, Kenneth George (13 Feb. 1925 - 10 July 1943)

Kenneth George Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Edwards, was born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 13, 1925. He lived in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and spent many vacations in Neillsville with his grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Longenecker.

He graduated from the Wauwatosa High School in June 1943, and entered Beloit College that fall.

On his 18th birthday he came from Beloit and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was sent to Ft. Sheridan and then to Miami, Fla., and then after having passed all the examinations to become an Air Cadet was transferred to Lynchburg, Va., for college training.

He died as the result of an accident on July 10 as he was being transferred to Virginia. The body was brought to Wauwatosa with an escort on July 12. An American Legion funeral was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday July 13.

Mr. and Mrs. Longenecker left Sunday, accompanied by the Rev. Ben Stucki, in order that they might be with their daughter.



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