Obit: Zalabsky, Frank Jr. #2 (1948 – 1971)
Surnames: Zalabsky, Fraser, Gardner, Koppel, Larson, Cwikla, Herington, Keith, Anderson
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04 Mar 1971
Zalabsky, Frank Jr. (11 JULY 1948 – 26 FEB 1971)
Friends and relatives of the Frank Zalabsky family were stunned and sorrow Friday afternoon when they learned of the death of Frank Zalabsky Jr., 23.
Reports of the accident stated that his car struck a parked vehicle on the main street of Aiden, Minnesota, located nine miles west of Albert Lea, where he was employed. The accident happened at an early morning hour in a snow storm.
His parents were called to the Albert Lea hospital, where he passed away at 1:30 p.m. the same day.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, with Father Alexander Fraser officiating. Interment was made in a cemetery at Mosinee.
Serving as pallbearers were Mike Gardner, Eau Claire, and tom Koppel, Steve Larson, Dan and Don Cwikla, and Larry Herington.
Frank Anton Zalabsky was born July 11, 1948 in Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), where he attended elementary and high school. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy, and after his discharge, was employed for awhile at Foremost, and then went into construction work. The past summer he had been employed on a project in Minnesota, and during the winter layoff had been employed on a farm until construction was to resume this spring.
Frank, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zalabsky, won the admiration and respect of many for his resourcefulness and ambition. He was a worker, and as a youth spent all of his summers on area farms.
His tragic death is mourned by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Joan) Keith, Siren, and Mrs. Neil (Agnes) Anderson, Marinette.
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