Obit: Gutowski, Jean #2 (1945? – 1968)
Surnames: Gutowski, Lulloff, Schultze
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Aug 1968
Gutowski, Jean (1945? – 12 AUG 1968)
A young bride of three months was killed Monday morning when her car was struck by a Soo Line freight train four miles east of Thorp near CTH X.
Clark County authorities report Mrs. Leonard Gutowski, 23, rt. 1, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), was killed instantly when the engine of the westbound train smashed into the left front of her car.
She was reportedly enroute from her farm home, about one mile north of the crossing, to work at the Stanley Corporation in Stanley. Her death is the ninth on Clark County Highways this year.
The former Jean Carol Schultze, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Schultze, was married to Leonard Gutowski May 11 in Stanley, and the couple farmed near Thorp.
According to Clark Coroner Robert Lulloff, Mrs. Gutowski was alone in the car and driving south at the crossing. The train, striking the left front of her car, tore the engine from the vehicle and tossed in 70 feet from the point of impact.
The remainder of the car was thrown 55 feet along the right of way. Mrs. Gutowski was thrown from the car and landed a few feet west of where the vehicle stopped. She died of head and neck injuries, according to the coroner.
The body was taken to the Thorp Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning, aug. 16th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's catholic Church, Stanley. Burial will be made in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Parish Vigil will be held at 9:00 p.m. at the Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley, where the body will be lying in state staring Thursday afternoon and Friday morning until the time of service. Father Donald Berg will officiate.
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