Obit: Beil, Frank Joseph (1900 - 1941)

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Surnames: Beil, Brady, Bumann, Ellerman, Dietsche, Kliefoth, Luhrsen, Reinke, Sorenson, Hoard, Dolan, Hinke, Hoeft, Holtzhausen, Janda, Schraufnagel, Chitwood, Kading, Holubetz, Huebsch, Boxrucker, Pueschner, Brunner, Keller, Weix, Le Claire, Reeves

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 04/03/1941

Beil, Frank Joseph (1Mar. 1900 - 31 Mar. 1941)

Funeral services for Frank Beil, 41, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Monday afternoon, were held Thursday morning at 9:30 in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The Rev. C. D. Brady was the celebrant of the requiem high mass and also delivered the funeral address to the relatives and many friends who had come to pay their last tribute.

The pallbearers were Leo Bumann, Vernon Ellerman, Sylvester Dietsche, Clarence Kliefoth, Delos Luhrsen and Arthur Reinke.

The many beautiful floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. H. O. Zink, Mrs. Edgar Sorenson and the Misses ? Le Claire, Jean and Joan Hoard, Patsy Dolan, Loretta Ellerman, Joan Hinke, Maxine Hoffman, Marion Hoeft, Shirley Holtzhausen, Martha Janda, Gayle Schraufnagel.

Internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.

In respect to the memory of Mr. Beil, places of business and the schools were closed during the hour of the funeral.

Among the relatives from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beil, Westboro; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hoard and children, Mosinee; Mrs. Genevieve Chitwood, mother of Mrs. Beil, Miles City, Montana; Mrs. William Kading, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Delos Chitwood and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Chitwood, Blue River, Wisc., Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Holubetz, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huebsch, Mr. and Mrs. John Boxrucker and Frank Pueschner, all of Dorchester, Wis.

Frank Joseph Beil was born March 1, 1900 in Taylor County, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beil. He attended schools in the Town of Little Black and in the Town of Deer Creek. He also attended the Wausau Business Institute after which he went to Flint, Mich., where he was employed about a year.

He then joined his brother, William, near Forsythe, Montana and they engaged in ranching.

On Nov. 7, 1925 he was united in marriage to Vera Chitwood. In 1926 they returned here and established the Beil Mercantile business in the present building.

Mr. Beil left his place of business Monday afternoon, and with Harold Reeves, Elmer Schraufnagel, Ambrose Keller and Charles Brunner, were on their way to Marshfield to have their blood typed as possible donors for Mrs. Lawrence Weix who is seriously ill at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield. Shortly after 4:30 o’clock and about four miles north of Marshfield, Mr. Beil, who was driving, struck a sheet of water on highway 13 causing the car to get out of control, crash into a telephone pole and turn over.

Reeves, Brunner and Keller, who were in the back seat, managed to crawl through the window on the left side of the badly damaged car. About 40 minutes was spent in extricating Beil and Schraufnagel from the front seat. Work was considerably hampered as the car was lying in water and was so completely crushed.

Dr. H. T. Callahan, Spencer, who was called to the scene of the accident, took Mr. Beil to Marshfield but he was dead when they arrived at the hospital. It was found Mr. Beil, who never regained consciousness, suffered a broken neck, skull fracture and other serious injuries. The other four occupants escaped with minor cuts, bruises and scratches.

Mr. Beil at the time of his untimely death was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic church, the Holy Name Society, the Abbotsford Commercial Club, for which he had served as secretary-treasurer at various times, and was present treasurer of the school board.

He is survived by his widow and four children, Patsy, 12, Billy, 11, Genevieve, 10 and Benny, 4; his mother, Mrs. Joe Beil, his father having preceded him in death four months ago; two brothers, Henry, at Westboro, and William at Dorchester; and one sister, Mrs. Kenneth Hoard, Mosinee. One uncle, Frank Huebsch, Dorchester also survives.



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