Obit: Porath, Loren Albert (1920 - 1955)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Porath, Sternitzky, Johnson, Anding,
Handke, Barth, Schaefer, Krause, Grottke,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) March 24, 1955
Porath, Loren Albert (28 June 1920 - 16 March
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
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.
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
Pallbearers were: Duane Anding, Elmer Handke, Irin Handke, Robert Barth, Melvin Schaefer and Elroy Krause.
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