Obit: Wolk, Robert Glen Wilfred (1929 - 1949)

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Surnames: Wolk, Schorer, Puhlmann, Nagel, Fricke, Fitzel, Case, Ohlinger, Sachse, Beyerl, Woig, Duvall

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/30/1949

Wolk, Robert Glen Wilfred (25 Oct. 1929 - 24 June 1949)

Robert Wolk, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wolk of the town of Hull, was drowned Friday night at about 7:20 P.M. in the Bad River near Odanah.

His fishing companions were Melvin Duvall and Robert Schorer. The trio left earlier in the day for a week-end fishing trip. They started out with three boats, but, as one boat was too slow, Robert and Melvin went together in one boat. After they were out a little ways in the river, they remembered that they did not put gasoline in the motor so returned to shore to do so. Melvin was on the front end of the boat, and, at the time of the tragedy, the front end of the boat was on the sand of the river bank when he heard a big splash. Looking around he discovered that Robert had fallen into the river. Melvin then pushed the boat back a little and attempted to get Robert out with his oars but could not, so the boys went after help. The body was recovered at 1:00 o’clock in the morning. The coroner reported that Robert suffered a heart attack.

The body was brought to the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Wis. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. F. P. Puhlmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Roy Nagel, Orville Fricke, Edward Fricke, Jr., Fred Schorer, Adam Fitzel and Melvin Case. Flowers were in charge of Hazel Fricke, Marion Fricke and Joyce Ohlinger.

Robert Glen Wilfred Wolk was born on October 25, 1929, in the town of Hull. He was confirmed at the First Evangelical and Reformed church April 2, 1944, and has always been a faithful member as well as an usher for the past two years. He was of a reserved and industrious disposition and his many friends were sorry to hear of his untimely death.

Surviving besides his parents are his grand mother, Mrs. Rose Sachse, and two sisters, Mrs. Al (Lorraine) Beyerl, and Miss Joanne Woig, both of Colby, Wis.

 

 


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