Obit: Gorsegner, Everett Jr. (1931 - 1969)

Contact: Gerald Gorsegner

Surnames: Gorsegner, Howard

----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/??/1969

Gorsegner, Everett Jr. (18 JANUARY 1931 - 30 MARCH 1969)

Title: Everett Gorsegner, Loyal, Former D.A. Killed In Snowmobile Mishap

Former Clark, County District Attorney Everett Gorsegner, died Sunday afternoon of injuries sustained when he was thrown from his snowmobile in northwest Clark County.

He served as district attorney from 1961-1964. Since leaving office he had been in partnership with his father, Clarence, in a law office at Loyal.

Gorsegner, his father and four other men from Loyal were traveling on separate snowmobiles along the Butler Trail in the Rock Dam are of Clark County.

He was leading the other machines south on the trail and attempted to enter a fire lane. The trail had been plowed and a ridge of hard snow blocked the fire lane entrance.

Gorsegner’s snowmobile struck the snow bank and he was thrown through the air for more than 100 feet. A machine directly behind him, driven by Perry Stutte, also struck the bank. Stutte was thrown from the machine, but sustained only minor injuries.

Gorsegner was taken to Memorial Hospital at Neillsville at 3:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m.

Besides his father and Stutte, others in the group were David Shober, Robert Domine and Wayne Clouse, all of Loyal.

Gorsegner graduated in 1956 from Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire, where he had starred in Football.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in Loyal.

He was born Jan. 18, 1931in Stanley and was married Aug. 20, 1955 to Sally Howard in Mondovi.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Eric; two daughters Lori and Jenni; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gorsegner, Loyal.

He attended the Greenwood High School, graduated from Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire in 1956 and received a law degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

In 1950 he moved to Loyal and was associated with his father in the Gorsegner Law Firm.



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