Obit: Jakel, Elmer (1916 - 1949)
Surnames: Jackel, Jakel, Klematson, Puhlmann, Kraut, Larsen, Kraus, Johnson, Marshall, Peterson, Laabs, Ostenson, Fricke, Murphy, Peissig, Olson, Krueger, Kobs, Lokken, McCorrison, Smith, Hermanson, Steiner, Heins, Wagner, Larson
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/20/1949
Jackel, Elmer (15 June 1916 - 25 Oct. 1949)
Elmer Jakel of Curtiss, age 33, died of chest and head injuries at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital at 3:20 A.M. Tuesday as the result of a car accident on Highway 73 about five miles south of Withee Tuesday. The driver of the car, Floyd Klematson, age 24, also of Curtiss, is reported in good condition. He suffered slight lacerations, injured left shoulder and various bruises.
The accident occurred at about 1:00 a.m. according to Clark county traffic authorities. The car was traveling north and Klematson claims that he suddenly swerved to avoid hitting a skunk. The auto then rolled over on the shoulder, sustaining extensive damage. Both men were first taken to a Withee physician and then to the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital.
Funeral services will be held for Jakel Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Reformed church in Curtiss, Rev. F. P. Puhlmann officiating, and internment will be made in the Pine Hill cemetery.
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/01/1949
Funeral services for Elmer W. Jakel, age 33, who died October 25, were held at the Peace Evangelical and Reformed church Friday afternoon and burial was made in Pine Hill cemetery, Rev. Franz P. Puhlmann of Colby, officiating.
Active pallbearers were Donald Kraut, Richard Larsen, Alvin Kraus, Lyle Johnson, Charles Marshall, and Armin Peterson. The honorary pall-bearers were all ex-servicemen of overseas duty.
Flowers were under the supervision of Mrs. Harry Laabs, Mrs. Fritz Laabs, Ethel Ostenson, Mrs. Ralph Peterson, Yvonne Fricke, Iris Johnson, Mrs. George Murphy, Mrs. Franz Peissig, Marie Kraut, Mrs. Wayne Olson, Arlene Krueger, Geraldine Krueger, Doris Klemetson, and Mrs. Ray Kobs.
Arthur Lokken and Mrs. John McCorrison sang "O Precious Lord," "Take My Hand," "Softly and Tenderly," and "Jesus is Calling." Mrs. Franz P. Puhlmann was the organ accompanist.
Military rites were conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the cemetery, and Lloyd Smith sang, "Sleep, Soldier Boy, Sleep."
The deceased was born in the town of Mayville on June 15, 1916, and attended Curtiss schools. He served as an umpire in the Wisconsin State League two years ago and had hoped to continue that career. He served four years as a private first class with the Marine Corps during the war and spent 18 months at Guadalcanal and New Zealand.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jakel and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Elaine Hermanson of Indiana, Mrs. Paul Steiner and Dale of Kingfisher, Okla., Robert, a student at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dennis, Carl and Beatrice, at home.
Out of town people attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hermanson of Brook, Ind., Mrs. Paul Stiener, and Dale Jakel of Kingfisher, Okla., Arnold Jakel of Milwaukee, Robert Jakel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Ben Heins and Elaine Heins of Lake Mills, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Wagner of Wausau, Mrs. Richard Larson of Milwaukee and Charles Marshall of Argonne.
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