Obit: Stowe, Raland (1931 - 1956)


Surnames: Stowe, Harrison, Dambkowski, Fink, Woempner, Tobeck 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 05/17/1956  

Stowe, Raland (24 Aug. 1931 - 14 May 1956) 

Funeral rites for Forrest E. Stowe, 48, Minneapolis, one of three men killed in a two car collision Sunday, near Detroit Lakes, Minn., were held here Thursday morning at the Zink Funeral Home, at 10:00 a.m. 

The Rev. Richard Harrison, of the Presbyterian church, officiated with burial following in the Abbotsford cemetery. 

Other victims of the traffic accident were his son, Raland, 24, Minneapolis, his brother, Owen E. Stowe, Stevens Point, and Walter J. Dambkowski, driver of the other car. The Stowes were en route to Harrison, Idaho, to visit the older men’s father, who was ill. 

Final rites for Raland Stowe were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Washburn-McGreavy Funeral Home, Minneapolis, with military graveside rites at the Ft. Snelling cemetery. Services for Owen E. Stowe have been set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Rosenow-Moore Funeral Home at Stevens Point. 

Forrest Stowe was born in the town of Beaver, Clark county, Feb. 29, 1908, and received his education in Abbotsford schools. He married Helen Fink here June 4, 1930. They moved to Minneapolis in 1942, residing at 329 Sixth Street, S.E. While living in this vicinity, he was employed as a truck driver for a milk company. He worked for the General Metalware Company in Minneapolis. 

Surviving him are his wife, a daughter, Gloria, 9, and a grand daughter, Sharon, all of Minneapolis; his father, George Stowe, and brother, Maurice, both of Harrison, Idaho; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Woempner, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 

Raland Stowe was born in the town of Beaver Aug. 24, 1931, and attended grade school here. He was in the army for three years, serving in Korea for 22 months. He married Shirley Tobeck July 16, 1955, at Minneapolis. She and their daughter, Sharon Kay, also survive him.



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