Obit: Rody, Frank (? - 1945)
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/16/1945
Rody, Frank (? - 15 AUG 1945)
Frank Rody, 65, a bachelor residing in the town of Longwood (Clark Co., Wis.), was instantly killed at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday when struck by a car on Highway 73, a short distance north of the Longwood Cheese Factory, while he was on his way home, after having spent the evening in Longwood.
He had been staying in a granary on the Lyle Stafford farm, and was employed by several of the farmers in the vicinity, as a carpenter and cabinet worker.
The driver was Mearle Baker, a veteran of World War II, who had been home but a couple of day enjoying a 30-day furlough. He had just taken his lady friend to her home. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Baker who reside southwest of the village of Withee on County Trunk N.
Mr. Baker has stated that he did not see Rody on the road, and believes he must have been lying on the pavement when struck.
Authorities now are also questioning the accident, that Rody might have been hit by another car, sometime before, as a large cut on his head indicated that he had received a severe blow. The baker car did not show any signs of having hit a body or other object.
Mr. Baker is not being held by the authorities, and it is believed that no charges will be brought against him. Coroner Herbert Brown of Neillsville was called and no inquest was held.
Commitment services by Rev. Brockman will take place Saturday morning at Riverside Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.
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