Obit: Fravert, Orlin August (1925 - 1966)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Fravert, Reineking, Meinholdt, Steiger, Trimberger, Karnitz, Mitte, Albert, Haslow, Franz, Hass, Keller, Rueden, Humke, Bizjak, Liebzeit, Grether, Koch

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/25/1966

Fravert, Orlin August (23 August 1925 - 21 August 1966)

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon from the Immanuel United Church of Christ at Greenwood for Orlin August Fravert, 40, who died early Monday of gunshot wounds near his home, four and one-half miles northwest of Greenwood.

The Rev. Charles Koch of New Holstein will officiate, and will be assisted by the Rev. Jacob Grether of Neillsville. Masonic services were to be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. Burial will be made in the West Side Cemetery.

Mr. Fravert was found seated in his automobile in a field near the house by his wife early Monday. She had set out in search of him when it became known to her that he had left the house. Robert Lulloff, county coroner, said that Fravert had taken his own life.

Mr. Fravert had suffered severe headaches for several months, starting shortly after an automobile accident in which the car in which his body was found was badly damaged. Friends who had seen him Sunday said that he appeared depressed.

A native of the Town of Warner, Fravert had made his home there since his birth on August 23, 1925. He was married to Elvira Reineking at Immanuel United Church of Christ, and since that time they had farmed in the Town of Warner.

He was a graduate of Greenwood High School in 1943; was a member of Immanuel United Church and president of its consistory. He was a member of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge.

Survivors beside his wife include: two daughters, Margaret and Marilyn, and a son Mark, all at home; and two brothers, LeRoy and Allen, both of Greenwood.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/1/1966

Funeral services for Orlin August Fravert were held last Thursday from Immanuel United Church in Greenwood. The Rev. Charles Koch of New Holstein officiated, assisted by the Rev. Jack Grether, of Neillsville. Burial was made in the West Side Cemetery.

During the service the Immanuel Church Choir sang, “Jesus is (a portion missing here)

Pallbearers were: (names missing) Humke, Eldore Humke, John Bizjak and Norman Liebzeit.

People from out of town attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Louie Meinholdt, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Steiger, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Trimberger, Mrs. and Mrs. Wayne Trimberger, Mr. and Mrs. Thone Karnitz, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mite, all of Neillsville; Miss Joyce Albert, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Haslow and Karl Franz, all of Marshfield; Mrs. Clara Hass of Oakfield; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reineking and family, Miss Eileen Keller and George Rueden, all of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Meinholdt of Athens, O. August Meinholdt of Independence, Mo.; Art Meinholdt (a portion missing here).






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