Obit: Gerrits, Ludmilla (1918 - 1958)


Surnames: Gerrits, Grubbs, Steinbach, Kearn


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  08/28/1958


Gerrits, Ludmilla (2 NOV 1918 - 24 AUG 1958)


A Stanley woman was killed south of that city Sunday evening.


Mrs. George Gerrits, 39, was killed instantly about 7:30 p.m. when a Jaguar sports car she was riding in missed a curve on CTH H about a mile and a quarter south of Stanley.  The car plowed into the yard of the John Woziak farm and overturned.


The driver of the car, Wayne Grubbs, 46, operator of the Boyd Milling Co., is reported in the Stanley hospital, whose condition has improved and is satisfactory.


George Gerrits and a nephew were reportedly among the first to arrive on the scene.  Gerrits did not recognize the badly torn body as that of his wife.  He is employed by Grubbs at the Boyd Milling Co.  Chippewa County traffic officer James Revoir made the investigation at the scene.


Funeral services for Mrs. Ludmilla Gerrits will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Stanley.  The Rev. Edmund will officiate.  The rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley.


She was born Nov. 2, 1918, at Iron Mountain, Mich.  She was married on March 28, 1933, in Boyd and they lived on a farm in the Town of Delmar until they moved to Stanley in 1955.  She had been employed at the Acme Steel plant in Stanley since that time.


Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Barbara, at home, and a son, James of Spokane, Wash.; her father, John Steinbach of Boyd; and a sister, Viola Kearn of Elmhurst, Ill.



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