Obit: Laack, Gilbert #3 (1906 - 1942)

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Surnames: Laack, Brandt, Hinke, Hrunel, Betsner, Yanke, Stock, Hoffman, Gosse, Tennis, Mandel, Hoeft, Priebnow, Lindau, Binning

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 10/22/1942

Laack, Gilbert (5 Mar. 1906 - 15 Oct. 1942)

Funeral services for Gilbert Laack, 36, of near Colby, were held Monday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home at Colby and at the Lutheran church at Dorchester with the Rev. John Brandt officiating. Internment was made in the Dorchester cemetery.

Pall bearers were Alfred Hinke, James Hrunek, Albert and Walter Beisner and William and Gust Yanke. Flower girls were Lois Stock, Ila May Hoffman, Evelyn and Wanita Gosse, JoAnne Tennis, Juliane Mandel, Jean Laack, and Pearl Hoeft.

Gilbert Laack was killed instantly Thursday evening about 7 o’clock, when the car he was driving crashed into a concrete abutment on a bridge two and one-half miles west of Abbotsford on Highway 29.

Laack’s car, being driven east at the time of the impact, was swung around toward the north and across the right half of the road, and then was struck broadside by another car driven by John Priebnow of Loyal, who was also proceeding east.

Mr. Priebenow, suffering chest injuries, was taken to the Colby Clinic for medical attention, and both cars were brought to Abbotsford, Wis. Laack’s neck was broken and his jaw smashed.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Minnie Laack; a brother, Arnold, Abbotsford; and six sisters, Mrs. Albert (Amanda) Lindau, Dorchester; Mrs. Edward (Alma) Stock, Abbotsford; Mrs. Max (Rose) Hoffman, Dorchester; and Mrs. Melvin (Edna) Tennis, Mrs. Harry (Lena) Mandel, and Mrs. Floyd (Elma) Binning, all of Unity, Wis.



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