Obit: Schoolman, William #2 (1899 - 1946)

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Surnames: Schoolman, Wagner, Spiegelberg, Kotsad, Olson

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/16/1946

Schoolman, William #2 (12 Dec. 1899 - 11 May 1946)

William Schoolman, 46, town of Sherman, who lived about a mile west of Spencer, Wisconsin, died instantly Saturday morning about 4:20 o’clock when he shot himself at his home through the right temple with a .22-caliber rifle which he had taken from its position over the door in an upstairs room at home.

Coroner Wagner of Neillsville, who was called to the scene, pronounced Schoolman’s death was due to suicide.

Four of Schoolman’s brothers who were sleeping upstairs were awakened by the shot. They found their brother’s body lying on the floor. He had been ill the past week.

He was born in Naquoketa, Iowa, December 12, 1899, and moved to the town of Sherman 27 years ago with his parents from Marshfield. Surviving is his mother, Mrs. Rosina Schoolman, at home and eight brothers and sisters, John, Albert, George, Carl and Miss Minnie Schoolman, at home, Lincoln Schoolman, Unity, Mrs. Herbert Spiegelberg of Spencer, and Mrs. Alva Kotsad of Arpin.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Swarthout Funeral Home at Spencer, Rev. J. A. Olson, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church at Unity, Wisconsin, officiating, and internment was made in the West Spencer cemetery.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church at Unity, Wisconsin




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