Obit: Smazal, Dianna L. (1947 – 1966)

Contact: Debbie Mann


Surnames: Smazal, Maki, Gleischner, Esselman, Petri, Schwantes, Krueger, Seehafer

----Source: Tribune-Phonograph, (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/13/1966

Smazal, Dianna L. (10 Feb 1947 – 6 Oct 1966)

Miss Dianna L Smazal, 19, Abbotsford, died Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sacred Heart, Tomahawk.  Miss Smazal was the third victim of the stove fumes that earlier claimed the lives of a Colby woman, Mrs. Crystal Maki, and her 18 month-old son, Randy.  Mrs. Maki and Miss Smazal were found unconscious September 26 in a home owned by Mrs. Maki’s mother in rural Oneida county, near Tripoli.  The child was pronounced dead shortly after the three were found in the fume-filled home.  Miss Smazal and Mrs. Maki were taken to the hospital, where Mrs. Maki succumbed on Sept. 28.  Officials blamed the deaths on a faulty stove flue, which forced carbon monoxide into the home as the three slept.

Funeral services for Miss Smazal were held Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Killian’s Catholic Church, Blenker. The Rev. Robert Oberwinder officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.

Miss Smazal was born Feb. 10, 1947, at Fenwood, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smazal.  She received her education in Fenwood and Colby public schools.  The family moved to Abbotsford about 10 years ago.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smazal; nine sisters, Mrs. John Gleischner, route 3, Marshfield, Mrs. Robert Esselman, route 1, Abbotsford, Mrs. Clarence Petri, route 2 Auburndale, Mrs. Larry Schwantes, Wausua, Mrs. Ronald Krueger, rout 1, Colby, Mrs. John Seehafer, Wausua, and Marcella, Beverly, and Marlene, all at home; six brothers, Eugene, Colby, Charles Jr. and Edward, Spencer, Victor, Hawkins, and Kenneth and Donald at home.  She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.




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