Obit: Schlinsog, Alvin #2 (1917 - 1935)

Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: Schlinsog

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) May 27, 1935, Page 1

Schlinsog, Alvin #2 (1915 - 1935)

Two Boys Drown At School Picnics

Deaths Occur on Saturday

Alvin Schlinsog, Greenwood, and Frank Radetski, Vesper, Victims

Both Bodies Recovered

(Alvin Schlinsog Story)

River 12 Feet Deep

Alvin Schlinsog, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Schlinsog, farmers living nine miles west of Greenwood, met his death in the Black River north of the dam in the Greenwood tourist park.

With four companions, Alvin sought to swim across the river, which is now about 12 feet feep at that point. Two of the boys had completed the crossing when they heard his call of distress, but although they returned immediately, they were unable to save him.

The boys were attending a picnic of Greenwood high school classes, Alvin being a sophomore in the high school. They had retired from view of the other picnicers to try the inviting waters of the cool stream.

Funeral Rites Wednesday

The drowning occurred at about 2 o'clock and the body was recovered shortly after 3 p.m. Meanwhile, neither of Greenwood's resident doctors being at home, Dr. Ryan was called from Loyal and a pulmotor was secured from Neillsville. Attempts at resuscitation were futile, however.

Alvin's companions were Junior Arbs, Arthur Krogness, Robert Gorman, and Raymond Ampe.

Coroner P. C. Ludovic, Neillsville, said today that no inquest would be necessary.

Funeral services for the boy will be conducted at Trinity Lutheran church Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. George Heilman officiating.

Alvin, who is survived by his parents and a sister, Mabel, who is employed at Chicago, was born in the Greenwood community on Nov. 15, 1917.

Ironically, his parents were attending a funeral when word of their son's death was brought to them.



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