Obit: Porath, Loren Albert (1920 - 1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Porath, Sternitzky, Johnson, Anding, Handke, Barth, Schaefer, Krause, Grottke, McLellan 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 24, 1955 

Porath, Loren Albert (28 June 1920 - 16 March 1955) 

Loren Porath was killed by a falling tree March 16 on the old William Grottke farm northeast of Granton.  He was working with Robert McLellan of Necedah, who was operating the chain saw.  They were cutting a tree into which another felled tree had fallen. 

When the saw had done its work the two men ran in different directions, McLellan into the clear and Porath into the path of the tree that had been hung.  His pelvis was crushed.  He died shortly after. 

Funeral services for Loren Albert Porath, 34, were held Saturday afternoon from the Gilbertson Funeral Home at Granton.  The Rev. Virgil Nulton of the Methodist church officiated.  Interment was in the Lynn Cemetery. 

Mr. Porath was born June 28, 1920, and had been a resident of the Lynn community his entire life except a few years spent in Beloit and Monroe doing construction work. 

Mr. Porath, who never married, is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lillian Porath, a brother, Victor Porath of Granton, R 2; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Sternitzky, Jr., and Mrs. Harvey Johnson, both of Granton, R 1. 

Pallbearers were: Duane Anding, Elmer Handke, Irin Handke, Robert Barth, Melvin Schaefer and Elroy Krause. 



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