Obit: Zettler, Frank (1909 - 1949)

Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Zettler, Beyerl, Butler, Beschta, Becker, Waldhart, Gutenberger, Feind, Grieger, Schweirske, Greiger, Godlewski, Drexler, Schigley, Charnitz, Niewolny, Tamberino, Nowacki, Youlke, Zwacki

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/14/1949

Zettler, Frank (1 May 1909 - 13 July 1949)

Frank Zettler, age 40, son of Mrs. Frank Beyerl, was killed Wednesday morning when he fell off a truck load of lumber about one mile west of Curtiss.

Earl Butler was driving the truck at the time and was delivering a load of lumber. Zettler went on top of the load because it was cooler there than in the cab. Clark county authorities investigated the accident. Zettler was unmarried.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. N. B. Beschta officiating and internment will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/21/1949

Funeral services for Frank Zettler, whose accidental death as reported last week, were held at St. Mary’s Catholic church Saturday morning, Rev. N. B. Beschta officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Alysius Beyerl, Peter John Beyerl, Wilbur Becker, Donald Becker, Herbert Waldhart and Roy Gutenberger.

Zettler resided with his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beyerl in the town of Colby, Wis. He was born in Athens on May 1, 1904, and came to the town of Colby in 1934.

Surviving besides his stepfather and mother, are a brother, Anton Zettler of Colby, a half sister, Mrs. Ernest Feind of the town of Colby, and two half-brothers, Gilbert Grieger of Madison and Francis Beyerl of Colby, Wis.

Fred Schwierske of Colby was following the truck at the time of the accident on Highway 29 which is being reconstructed with black top. Schwierske saw the truck hit the gravel, go into the ditch and then swerve to the left. The truck rack broke loose and threw Zettler forward and over the cab. He landed on his head and broke his neck and died about five minutes after the accident.

Relatives from out of town here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Greiger of Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beyerl and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goldewski of Chicago, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Drexler of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schigley of Owen, Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Waldhart and Mrs. Edward Charnitz of Stetsonville, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Niewolny, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tamborino of Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Niewolny, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zettler, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nowacki, Carl Youlke, Mr. and Mrs. Zwacki of Athens and Mr. and Mrs. Gust Zwacki of Auburndale.

 

 


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