Obit: Froeba, Evelyn (1928 - 1943)
Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Froeba

----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 08 April 1943

Froeba, Evelyn (9 MAR 1928 - 4 APR 1943)


15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Froeba dies in doctor’s office Coroner’s Jury Returns Verdict

Evelyn Froeba, 15 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Froeba of rural route two, Loyal was fatally injured, and one brother and a sister received slight injuries in the collision of s car driven by her brother, Thomas, and that of E. B. Maier of Eau Claire at the junction of state highway 98 and county trunk K in the south village limits at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Herbert Froeba, a younger brother of Evelyn and Thomas, suffered head and arm bruises and Viola, a younger sister suffered head cuts.

The accident occurred when the four Froeba children, Evelyn, Thomas, Herbert and viola, were returning to their home a mile and a half south of Loyal after attending St. Anthony’s Catholic church that morning. Evelyn’s prayer book lay beside her after the accident.

The cars collided as the Froeba car, approaching the intersection from the north, smashed into the side of the Maier auto approaching from the west. As young Froeba applied the brakes, his car swerved to the left, directly into the Maier machine rolling over on its side.

Somehow during this interim the right hand front door of the Froeba car opened. Evelyn, falling between the open car door and the top of the car. Her head was crushed between the car top and the road bed. She lost considerable blood and died upon reaching the office of Dr. A. P. Hable, who was called to the scene of the accident.

The parents of the children are both employed on a night shift at the egg drying plant in Marshfield and were asleep at home when the tragedy occurred. There are four other children in the family, Catherine, Raymond, Ronald and Marcile. Evelyn was the oldest of the group.

The accident brought to six the number of fatalities from auto accidents in Clark county this year, five within the immediate Loyal Vicinity.

An inquest into the death was held at 1 p.m. Monday with nine witnesses appearing. They were Eldon Catlin, who was driving immediately behind the Froeba car when the accident occurred, John Wanfland, Tony Schlagenhaft, Dr. Hable, Mr. and Mrs. Maier, Tom and Herb Froeba and J. R. Sternet.

Members of the coroner’s jury were Hal Voight, O. D. Hutchins, Frank Degenhardt, August Witt, Herbert Braun and William Murphy. Coroner H. L. Brown and Dist. Atty. Bruce Beilfuss were in charge of the inquest. Sheriff Ray Kutsche and Traffic Officer Harry Frantz investigated the accident.

The coroner’s jury returned an open verdict to the effect that the girl "Came to her death on April 4 at about 11:30 a.m. by the collision of two automobiles.

Funeral services for Evelyn, eighth grader in St. Anthony’s Catholic school, were held from the Catholic church here Wednesday morning, with the Rev. Fr. Aloys Zinthefer performing the requiem high mass. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

(Follow on in 15 April 1943 Loyal Tribune)

Funeral services were conducted at St. Anthony’s Catholic church in Loyal Wednesday morning, Apr. 7, at 9 a.m. for Evelyn Frances Froeba, who passed away on Apr. 4 following a serious car accident while on her way home from church. A requiem high mass was held, with the Rev. Fr. Aloys Zinthefer officiating. Burial was made in the parish cemetery.

Evelyn was the eldest child of Clarence and Loretta Froeba, who together with four brothers and three sisters, remain to mourn the loss of a loving daughter and kind sister. Three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Froeba and Frank Bauer, and many other relatives also survive.

Evelyn was born at Loyal on Mar. 9, 1928, and had reached the age of 15 years. She attended the parochial school, where she would have graduated from the eighth grade this spring.

Evelyn was always kind and considerate to the ones at home, as well as toward her many friends, and the love of a community of friends was expressed in the many who attended her funeral and the beautiful floral offering that spoke of a hope of life that shall ever end.

The pallbearers were six cousins, Albert Bauer, Paul Froeba, Wallace Bauer, Robert Bauer, James Helm and Gerald Bauer.

The flowers were carried by Alice Froeba, Florence Helm, Dorothy Bauer, Valeria Bauer, Doris Bauer and Virginia Bauer.

Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral were Mrs. Ernst Renz and daughter Mary Ann of Hobart, Ins., Mr. and Mrs. Roman Renz and daughter, Janet and son Dale of Cambridge, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bauer and family of Bakerville, Miss Alvina Renz and Pfc. And Mrs. Clarence Wehls of Watertown, Mrs. Julia Gleiter, Mrs. Carl Gleiter, Sam Glieter and Albert Gehrke of Alma, Mr. and Mrs. Art Klimmer and Mr. and Mrs. John Olson of Marshfield and Mr. and Mrs. Gust Anderson of Athens.

The Tribune joins the friends, neighbors and community in extending sympathy to the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters of Evelyn Froeba.



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