Obit: Schuh, Rose Helen (1898 - 1946)

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Surnames: Schuh, Uerling, Tomashek, Otto

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/15/1946

Schuh, Rose Helen (30 Apr. 1898 - 8 Aug. 1946)

Mrs. Joseph Schuh, age 48, of Shawano, formerly of Colby, was killed instantly and her husband, age 62, was injured critically last Thursday when a boiler explosion wrecked their cheese factory and home at Lunds Corners, eight miles south of Shawano, Wis.

Mrs. Schuh was washing wool in the boiler room when the explosion occurred. Just what caused the explosion is not known but it is believed that the safety valve of the boiler got stuck.

Mr. Schuh, who was working about 20 feet from the boiler, was hospitalized at Shawano suffering from a broken leg and several burns. William Uerling, 15, who was working in the basement of the factory, was injured slightly.

Funeral services for Mrs. Schuh were held at Shawano on Tuesday morning and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

Rose Helen Uerling, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Uerling, was born at Hilbert, Wis., April 30, 1898. She moved to Colby with her parents at the age of seven years. On May 2nd, 1916, she was united in marriage to Joe Schuh who was a prominent cheese maker here. During the early years of their marriage, they operated cheese factories in various parts of the state. From 1927 to 1939, they lived on a farm seven miles east of Colby, Wisconsin. In 1937, they purchased the Lunds cheese factory where the accident happened.

Surviving are her husband and three children - Mrs. David Tomashek of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Mrs. Roy (Lenice) Otto of Los Angeles, Calif., and Leland, awaiting his discharge from the Marine Corps. Also three grand children and four brothers - Ted of Merineaso, Mich., John of Alaska, Matt of Westboro and Clarence of Colby, Wisconsin. An infant daughter was buried at Colby, Wisconsin.



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