Obit: Durkee, James Allen (1908 - 1963)
Contact: Marianne Walker.

Surnames: Durkee, Foster, Thorgerson

----Source: Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Tues., April 23, 1963

Durkee, James Allen (17 Mar. 1908 - 21 Apr. 1963)

Funeral services for James Allen Durkee, 55, 230 16th Ave. N., will be held at 2 p.m. Thur. at the Baker Chapel, the Rev. Lloyd Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Branch Cemetery in Adams County.

Mr. Durkee’s body was found Mon. morning at the foot of the basement stairway in the house where he lived alone. Death resulted from a broken neck, according to Dr. T. M. Thorgerson, Wausau, who conducted an autopsy at the request of the county coroner. Police theorize that he lost his balance and fell, death occurring at approximately 8 p.m. Sun.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Durkee was born in Wisconsin Rapids Mar. 17, 1908, and had worked for the city park department for 31 years. He never married.

Friends may call at the Baker Mortuary from 2 p.m. Wed. until time of service.



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