Obit: Sorensen, Cathy (1956 – 1967)


Surnames: Sorensen, Luetkehoelter, Christensen, Rabska, Albert, Bruchert, Hansen, Jarvis, Goetthelf, Anderson, Leibke

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 28 Sep 1967

Sorensen, Cathy (1 MAR 1956 – 24 SEP 1967)

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, September 27, for 11 year old Cathy Sorensen, who lost her life in a train-bike accident on Sunday, September 24, 1967 at Mauston.

Final rites were conducted from Nazareth Lutheran Church at Withee, with Rev. H.W. Luetkehoelter officiating, and burial made in the parish cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Harold Christensen, Herman Rabska, Clinton Albert, Leon Bruchert, Lester Hansen and Dr. A.A. Jarvis.

Cathy and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sorensen, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), had gone to Mauston where they were visiting the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Einar Anderson. Cathy and her cousin were returning home from the Sunday matinee on bicycles when the accident happened. Signal lights on the Milwaukee railway crossing were said to be working and some cars had already stopped for the oncoming train. Her cousin made it across the tracks, but witnesses were uncertain whether Cathy didn't know how to brake the borrowed bike to a stop, or not.

Born March 1, 1956 at Stanley, Cathy was a 6th grader in the Owen-Withee School system, a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Youth Group, and had been active in various young people's activities in her community.

Her tragic death is mourned by a host of friends and classmates, who share the sorrow with her parents; a half-brother, Jack Leibke of Minneapolis; her grandmother, Mrs. Axel Sorensen of Withee, and a grandfather, Mr. Joe Goetthelf of St. Paul.



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