Obit: Schmidt, Ernest W. (1898 - 1957)
Surnames: Schmidt, Knutson, Stock, Giese, Schweke, Anderson, Emke, Setser, Neitzel, De Mert, Karsten, Gulien, Midkirk
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/19/1957
Schmidt, Ernest W. (1 May 1898 - 12 Dec. 1957)
Funeral services for Ernest W. Schmidt were held last Thursday at the Lulloff Funeral Home, Dr. Roger B. Knutson officiating, and internment was made in the Milan cemetery. Pall bearers were Rudolph Stock and Arwin Stock of Colby, Arthur Giese and August Giese of Milan, Howard Schweke and Frank Anderson of Garden Prairie, Ill.
Mr. Schmidt was born in Milwaukee May 1, 1898, thus reaching the age of 59 years, seven months and eight days. He came to this area in 1920. He married Frieda Emke at Packwaukee, Wis., on December 8, 1920. Several years ago, he moved to Marengo, where he had been employed as a machinist.
His wife and an infant child preceded him in death. Surviving are three children, Edwin Schmidt and Mrs. Otis (Hildegard) Setser of Garden Prairie, Ill., and Arnold Schmidt of Milwaukee, and one brother, Gerhardt Schmidt of Colby, Wis.
Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Neitzel of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schweke, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schmidt and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Setser of Garden Prairie, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schmidt of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence De Mert of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Karsten of Curtiss and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Giese of Milan.
As stated last week, Mr. Schmidt died as a result of injuries suffered in an auto accident. The accident happened when Schmidt veered into the left hand lane to avoid hitting a car driven by Gilbert Gulien, who had emerged from a farm driveway. He swung in front of the car being driven by Clarence Midkirk of Poplar Grove, age 51. His death was attributed to internal hemorrhage, shock and a ruptured lung.
Clarence Midkirk, his wife, Marjorie, and daughter, Patricia, age 17, of Poplar Grove and Edward W. Schmidt, age 59, of Garden Prairie were injured in the crash.
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