Obit: Steele, Paul #2 (1910 - 1950)

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Surnames: Steele, Mason, Zimmer, Darge, Frinack

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/04/1950

Steele, Paul #2 (10 JUL 1910 - 1 MAY 1950)

Paul Steele, who lives on a farm 5 miles southeast of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), was killed at 10:45 a.m. Monday morning in a traffic accident.

Steele had brought his daughter, Ruth, 12, to Greenwood earlier to attend rural day exercises at the high school.

Returning alone, he evidently lost control of his car and crashed into a large elm tree, about 2 miles north of Greenwood on Highway 73. He died almost immediately.

The accident was witnessed by Mrs. Vern Severson of Greenwood, who was driving in the opposite direction. She saw the car coming over the hill and reported that it was not going fast. As the car started to leave the pavement, it gathered speed, according to Mrs. Severson.

Clark County officials were called to the scene and reported that Steele apparently suffered a heart attack.

Mr. Steele is survived by his wife and two children.

(Follow on in 5/11/1950 Thorp Courier)

Paul Steele, son of Arthur Steele and the late Mrs. Steele, was born in Thorp, Wis. on July 13, 1910 and had reached the age of 39 years, 9 months and 18 days. On April 27, 1936, he was united in marriage to Clarissa Mason. To this union were born two children, Ruth 12 and Tommy 10.

He is survived by his wife and children, his father of Abbotsford, three sisters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Zimmer, Greenwood; Mrs. Otto (Nina) Darge, Solon Springs, Wis.; Mrs. Chas. (Maud) Frinack, Thorp, and one brother, Arthur Jr., Thorp, and a step-mother.

He was preceded in death by his mother and three brothers, Roger, Ralph and Ernest.

Funeral services were held at the Grace Methodist Church in Greenwood at 2:00 p.m., Thursday and was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Lee Holmes officiated.



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