Obit: Dietsche, Lillian #2 (1925 - 1941)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Dietsche, Rahm, Yates, Kayhart, Pischer, Hoffman, Karau, Hoff

The Loyal Tribune 07 August 1941

Dietsche, Lillian #2 (8 May 1925 - 5 AUG 1941)

Lillian Dietsche, 16-year-old daughter of Mrs. Cora Dietsche, was fatally injured when struck by a car at about 5:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Lillian was riding her bicycle on highway 98 three and one-half miles east of Loyal. She had just left the A. E. Kanneberg residence where she had stopped to visit, and turned onto the highway when she was struck by the car driven by Charles Rahm of Loyal. Mr. Rahm was accompanied by Oscar Murphy, Loyal. Kenneth Kanneberg and Jack Pengelly rushed the injured girl to Dr. A. P. Hable’s office here where she was found to be dead upon examination.

Coroner P. C. Ludovic, and County Traffic Officer Roland Haire were called to the scene of the accident where a coroner’s jury was picked, who viewed the scene of the accident, the bicycle, the car, and the body of the dead girl.

The coroner’s jury is to meet in Loyal this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:00 P. M. Further details will be published next week.

(Follow on in The Loyal Tribune 14 August 1941)

For the second time in recent weeks Loyal and vicinity were shocked by a highway fatality when Tuesday evening, August 5, Lillian Dietsche, 16, town of Sherman, was killed as she was riding a bicycle on Highway 98, about 4 miles east of here.

Lillian Lucille Dietsche, daughter of the late John Dietsche and Cora Yates Dietsche, was born in the town of Sherman, May 8, 1925. She attended the Veefkind rural school and would have been a Junior in the Loyal High School this fall. She was a member of the Veefkind 4-H Club for a number of years and attended the Veefkind Lutheran Church.

Lillian is survived by her mother, five brothers, Wallace of Loyal, Paul and Allen of Milwaukee, and Alpheus and John of Spencer, and five sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Naomi) Kayhart, Spencer, Mrs. Gustave (Loretta) Pisher, Lindsey, Mrs. Joseph (Rose) Hoffman, Milwaukee, Mrs. Ernest (Marion) Karau, Spencer, and Mrs. Karl (Catherine) Hoff, Marshfield. Her grandfather, David T. Yates (86) Charlotte, Mich., and her grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Dietsche (92), Abbotsford, also survive her besides many aunts, uncles, and cousins, while the many expressions of sympathy and the beautiful floral offerings tell of the host of friends who will miss her. She was preceded in death by a sister Harriet, a brother David, and her father.

The body lay in state at the Cooperative Funeral Home in Marshfield from 10 A. M. to 2:30 P.M. on Thursday after which it was taken to the family home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home and 2 o’clock at Salem Lutheran Church in Veefkind. Funeral services were in charge of the Rev. J. C. Langholz of Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, who was assisted by the Rev. Albrecht of the Lutheran Church of Veefkind. Interment was in the Spencer cemetery. The hymns were sung by Mrs. Lowell Schultz, Mrs. John Mueller, Mrs. Barney Rahm, and Mrs. August Mueller. Dorothy Kanneberg sang a solo. Mrs. Selma Dietz was accompanist.

Pall bearers were Edward Kanneberg, Kenneth Kanneberg, LaVern West, Donald Weyhmiller, Delbert Dietz, and Arnold Below. The flower girls were Dorothy Kanneberg, Lucille Engelbretson, Dorothy Adler, Wilma Goetsche, Lelah Nel Peden, Lois Pischer, Darlene Pischer, and Erma Karau.

Among those from away who attended the funeral were Mrs. Joseph Hoffman and daughter Joyce Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dietsche and children, and Allen Dietsche, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson and sons Harland and Lester and daughter Lila, and Mr. and Mrs. John Forester, Milton Junction; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bickle, Edgerton; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dietsche, Riplinger; Mr. and Mrs. Angus LaMont and son, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zassenhaus, and Mrs. Ben Riplinger, Colby; Mrs. Mary Brill and daughters Margaret and Frances, and son Billy, Cherokee; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schultz and daughter and Mrs. Jesse Schultz, Madison; Florence, Donald, and Bernice Dietsche, Abbotsford; and Lester Schultz, Indiana.



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