Obit: Zastrow, William F. Jr. (1922 - 1944)
Surnames: Zastrow, Martin, Merkel, Lueck, Fultz, Beschta, Bartell
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/13/1949
Zastrow, William F. Jr. (16 Oct. 1922 - 2 Feb. 1944)
Body of Riplinger Soldier Returned
Funeral services for Pvt. William F. Zastrow, Jr., who was killed in action on the Marshall Islands on Feb. 2, 1944, were conducted in St. Mary’s Catholic church Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. The body arrived here Tuesday morning at 3:00 and was taken to the Lulloff Funeral home where a rosary service was held at 7:30 in the evening. Military rites were in charge of the American Legion posts of Colby and Unity. Internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Andrew Martin, Joseph Martin, Ben Merkel, Leon Lueck, Lyle Lueck, and LaVerne Fultz. Rev. N. B. Beschta officiated at the services.
Pvt. Zastrow was born on October 16, 1922, in Rozellville. At the age of ten, he moved with his parents to Riplinger where he received his education. He entered the Coast Guard patrol service on December 29, 1942, received basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and was then transferred to Fort Ord, Calif., embarking from there for overseas duty.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Zastrow, Sr., one sister, Mrs. Fred (Rita) Bartell of Wausau, and two brothers, Gilbert of Wausau and Herbert of Riplinger. One sister, Marie Alice, preceded him in death.
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