Obit: Weideman, Margaret (1907 - 1956)

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Surnames: Weideman, Weiler, Meilke, Melvin, German, Hempfner, Gasch, Sprengler

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/19/1956

Weideman, Margaret (21 Jan. 1907 - 14 Apr. 1956)

Mrs. Margaret Weideman of Abbotsford, Route 1, age 49, of the town of Hull, was killed almost instantly Saturday evening about 7:30 o’clock when she was struck by an automobile.

Mrs. Weideman and daughter, Joanne, age 18, were walking west along Highway 29, about a half mile east of Abbotsford, when she was struck by the car being driven west by Elroy V. Weiler of Abbotsford, Route 1, age 25.

Marathon county police said the accident happened as Weiler pulled out to pass another car being driven by Alfred Meilke, Wausau, Route 1.

Weiler said Mrs. Weideman was walking on the pavement. He said he applied his brakes, but was unable to stop.

Joanne was walking on the shoulder of the road. Weiler’s car grazed the girl, as it struck her mother. She was treated by a physician for a bruised right leg.

County police said Mrs. Weideman’s wrist watch was knocked from her arm when she was struck. They said her body was found about 200 feet from where the watch was found. Police said Weiler’s car traveled another 300 feet beyond where Mrs. Weideman’s body was carried or thrown.

The Weideman home is about a mile east of Abbotsford, Wis. The mother and daughter were walking to the village when the accident happened.

This was the fourth consecutive week-end in which persons were killed in highway accidents on Marathon county roadways.

Mrs. Weideman, the former Margaret Melvin, was born in Jackson county Jan. 21, 1907. She was married to Henry Weideman May 16, 1936. A graduate of Black River Falls and Eau Claire teachers college, she taught for 11 years. She was active in PTA work, and was a member of Ladies Aid Society of Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford, Wis.

For the past year she was bookkeeper for the Hull Telephone Co.

Besides her husband and daughter Joanne, she is survived by another daughter, Hazel, age 12; three sisters, Mrs. Harley German of Curtiss, Mrs. George Hempfner of La Crosse and Mrs. Roland Gasch of Abbotsford, three brothers, Francis Melvin and Archie Melvin of Abbotsford and Capt. William F. Melvin of Ft. Sill, Okla.; her mother, Mrs. Lydia Melvin of Abbotsford, Wis.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at Christ Lutheran church in Abbotsford, Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiating, and internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.



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