Obit: Fautek, Paul J. (1888 - 1928)
Surnames: Fautek, Paustenbach, Georgas, Stein, Schou
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/12/1928
Fautek, Paul J. (4 Aug. 1888 - 5 July 1928)
Paul J. Fautek, aged 40 years, printer employed at the Chippewa Herald-Telegram job department the past year, was killed by a Soo Line train at Mann, four miles from Spencer, late last Thursday night. Mr. Fautek resigned his position at Chippewa and with his family, went by motor to Medford where his wife’s relatives reside. Leaving the family there Mr. Fautek started for Menasha where he had accepted a position in a printing office.
A conductor on a freight train which was waiting for Soo Line passenger train No. 18, southbound, to pass, discovered the body and notified the Marathon county coroner, who started an investigation to learn the identification. The body had been struck by the passenger train and dragged a distance of 100 feet.
Fautek was well dressed in a brown-checked suit and carried a small bundle containing a printer’s apron and small tools required in a printing office. The conclusion reached by friends of the family here is that after leaving his family at Medford he started for Menasha and was attempting to catch a train in Mann where the accident happened.
From cards found in Fautek’s pocket his identification was learned.
He had been employed on the Owen Enterprise before going to Chippewa Falls. One card bore the name of Paul J. Fautek and stated he was born at Reedsburg, Wis., Aug. 4, 1888. It also gave the name of Miss Kunda M. Paustenbach as Fautek’s wife and stated that she was born at Medford, April 25, 1898. Other names and birth dates written on the card were those of their four little children.
The body was removed to Spencer by undertaker, Mrs. Georgas and after wiring to Medford and other places, relatives were located.
Mr. Fautek conducted a newspaper at Medford before and during the early part of the World War.
Saturday morning July 7, relatives were located, his wife, and four children being at the home of her brother, Nick Paustenbach at Little Black, and two sisters and a brother in Chicago. The sisters, Mrs. Chas. Stein and Mrs. J. Schou arrived in Spencer Saturday and took charge of the body, which was taken to Reedsburg and buried in the Fautek family lot. The brother went to Reedsburg from Chicago to attend the funeral.
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