Obit: Fautek, Paul J. (1888 - 1928)

Contact: R. Lipprandt
Email: bob@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Fautek, Georgas, Paustenbach, Schou, Stein

----Source: The Curtiss Advance (Curtiss, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, July 11, 1928

Fautek, Paul J. (August 4, 1888 - July 5, 1928)

Paul J. Fautek, aged 40 years, printer employed at the Chippewa Herald-Telegram job department the past year, was killed by a Soo Line train at Mann, four miles from Spencer, late last Thursday night.

Mr. Fautek resigned his position at Chippewa with his family, went to Medford where his wifeís relatives reside. Leaving the family there, Mr. Fautek started for Menasha where he had accepted a position in a printing office.

A conductor on a freight train which was waiting for Soo Line passenger train No. 18, Southbound, to pass, discovered the body and notified the Marathon County Coroner, who started an investigation to learn the identification. The body had been struck by the passenger train and dragged a distance of 100 feet.

Fautek was well dressed in a brown-checked suit and carried a small bundle containing a printerís apron and small hand tools required in a printing office. The conclusion reached by friends of the family here is that after leaving his family at Medford, he started for Menasha and was attempting to catch a train at Mann where the accident happened.

From cards found in Fautekís pocket, his identification was learned.

He had been employed on the Owen Enterprise before going to Chippewa Falls. One card bore the name of Paul J. Fautek and stated he was born at Reedsburg, Wis., Aug. 4, 1888. It also gave the name of Miss Kunda M. Paustenbach as Fautekís wife and state that she was born at Medford, April 25, 1891. Other names and birth dates written on the card were those of their four little children.

The body was removed to Spencer by undertaker Mr. Georgas and after wiring to Medford and other places, relatives were located.

Mr. Fautek conducted a newspaper at Medford before and during the early part of the World War.

Saturday morning, July 7, relatives were located, his wife and four children being a the home of her brother Nick Paustenback at Little Black, and two sisters and a brother in Chicago.

The sisters, Mrs. Chas. Stein and Mrs. J. Schou arrived in Spencer Saturday and took charge of the body, which was taken to Reedsburg and buried in the Fautek family lot. The brother went to Reedsburg from Chicago to attend the funeral.

 

 


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