Obit: Aberle, Alfred (1913 - 1945)

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Surnames: Aberle, Sharratt, Adams, Fahlgren, Wegner, Sharratt, Laken, Beeckler, Ebert, Holzgethan, Guger

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 03/15/1945

Aberle, Alfred (31 Dec. 1913 - 13 Mar. 1945)

Alfred Aberle, 30, was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon by a falling tree.

The accident happened on the Gordon Sharratt place, where Alfred Aberle was helping Mr. Sharratt cut trees. They were felling a tree of about 14 inches in diameter, which, as it fell, struck against another tree and was thrown aside from a straight fall.

Mr. Sharratt was watching the tree, and did not see it fall upon Alfred. But he heard Alfred shout, and ran to his assistance. He found that Alfred had been pinned down in the snow, and that the weight of the tree was resting upon his body. The tree was too heavy to move with a canthook, and so Mr. Sharratt eased the pressure, so far as he could, removing the snow from under the young man. He then cut a pole and pried the tree up. Finally Alfred, who was conscious at the time, was able to wiggle free and to get out largely by his own effort. There was nothing then to indicate that the injury was fatal.

Mr. Sharratt spread a blanket on his sleigh and took Alfred to the house. There he was joined by William Adams, for whom Alfred had worked more than a year. The two men helped Alfred into the Adams car, and brought him to Neillsville. He was conscious and seemingly in no serious condition until they arrived in the city. Then he became unconscious. At the hospital he rallied briefly, but did not respond to plasma, and soon died, having evidently bled internally.

Alfred was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Aberle. He is survived by his parents and by several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Aberle maintains the family home in Neillsville, her husband being in Arizona for his health.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Jaster funeral home.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 03/15/1945

Alfred Aberle, 31, who was fatally injured on March 13, when struck by a falling tree, died on the way to St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, where he was removed soon after the accident. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 17, at the Jaster funeral home, the Rev. Floyd A. Fahlgren, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial took place in the Neillsville cemetery.

Alfred was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Aberle, Sr., and was born on December 31, 1913, in Chicago. At the age of 11 years he came with his parents to Clark county. They resided on a farm near Globe, and later moved to the town of Levis. He had been employed the past 14 months on the William Adams farm a few miles northwest of Neillsville.

He is survived by his parents, and the following sisters and brothers - Carl, Herman, Jr., Marie and Elsie Aberle, Neillsville; Pfc. Emil Aberle, with the U.S. army in the Philippines; and Pfc. Arthur Aberle, now serving with the army in Hawaii. The mother resides in Neillsville, and the father is living in Phoenix, Ariz., for his health.

Pallbearers were Clarence Wegner, Gordon Sharratt, Elmer Adams, Frank Laken, George Beeckler and Arnold Ebert.

Mrs. Carl Holzgethan and Mrs. Rose Guger, Chicago, Ill., aunts of the deceased, were here for the funeral.



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