News: Loyal, Wis. (Inquest - 1954)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Zawadzki, Herr, Mandal, Braatz, Carl, Dusso, Olson, Grum, Fravert, Brey, Bergemann, Brown, Coe, Degenhardt, Pachal, Witt, Zuehlke 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 4, 1954 

Loyal, Wis. (Inquest - 6 February 1954) 

Eleven witnesses have been subpoenaed to testify at the inquest called Saturday evening in Loyal into the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zawadzki of Greenwood. 

They died January 23 following the crash of their automobile into the rear of a tractor driven by Francis Herr, Town of Warner, on highway 73, two miles north of Greenwood. 

Among those subpoenaed are Leo Mandal and his wife, Ann, of Boyd, who were driving behind the Zawadzki car and witnessed the accident. 

Others include: Mr. Herr; Glenn Braatz, a farmer and neighbor of Mr. Herr, who was approximately five rods from the scene when the crash took place; his wife Ilma Braatz, who called the ambulance; Irvin Carl of Greenwood who had fixed the snow plow on the Herr tractor shortly before the accident; Lorris Dusso, county traffic officer; Dr. William Olson of Greenwood; Tony Grum, Greenwood tavern owner; and Arthur Fravert and Francis Brey, who were in the Grum tavern before the accident occurred. 

The inquest has been called for 7:30 p.m. in the Loyal Municipal building with Coroner John R. Bergemann in charge.  Members of the coroner’s jury are: Bert Brown, Fred Coe, Frank Degenhardt, Charles Pachal, Albert Witt and George Zuehlke, all of the Loyal vicinity. 



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