Obit: Olstinski, Amy Beth #2 (1965 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Olstinski, Bishop, Hebert, Smith, Zinsli, Holubets, Hare, Speich, Pankow, Berry

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/24/1969

Olstinski, Amy Beth (5 June 1965 - 16 July 1969)

Tragedy continued to stalk the highways of Clark County in the last week. The traffic toll was increased by two, to 11, for the year with the deaths of: Amy Beth Olstinski, four, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Olstinski of Greenwood early last Wednesday evening; and Daniel A. Berry, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Berry of Rt. 1, Curtiss last Friday evening.

The Olstinski child was killed instantly when she was struck by a car as she ran out onto Highway 73, to greet her father, returning home from work. Amy Beth had gone out to greet her father on his return from work in Marshfield. As the carload of men came to a stop opposite the driveway, Mr. Olstinski got out and started to cross the highway at the rear of the car in which he had been riding. He was carrying a television set. Any ran toward him, darting in front of an automobile driven by George Speich, 76, of Greenwood, as her father shouted a warning.

A physician called to the scene said she had died instantly.

Funeral services for Amy Beth were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenwood, with the Rev. David T. Pankow, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby, officiating. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Steven Zinsli, John Zinsli, Michael Holubets and George Hare, Jr.

Amy Beth was born June 5, 1965, in Marshfield, and came to Greenwood with her parents in May of 1967. She is survived by her parents; four brothers and sisters, Mark, Brian, Lisa and Sara, all at home; and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bishop of Greenwood.

Relatives attending the service from a distance included: Glen Hebert and Mrs. Leslie Smith of Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olstinski of Kaukauna; and others from Abbotsford, Spencer, Loyal and Marshfield.



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