Obit: Ven Rooy, Peter (1941 - 1956)
Surnames: Ven Rooy, Pinion, Olson
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/27/1956
Peter (11 Feb. 1941 - 21 Sept. 1956)
services for Peter Ven Rooy were held at 9:30 Tuesday morning at
St. Mary’s Catholic church, at Colby, with the Rev. John B.
Pinion officiating. Burial followed in the Colby
15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Ven Rooy, Route 1, Colby,
died Friday at a Milwaukee hospital of injuries suffered Sept. 9
when the car in which he and four other youths were riding crashed
into a concrete abutment on a county road three and one-half miles
east of Colby.
Three of the
other youths, including two other Ven Rooy boys, were hospitalized
and later released. Another occupant received only minor
hospitalized at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, Peter was
moved to Milwaukee to make use of an artificial kidney available
there at County General hospital when his kidneys ceased
functioning as a result of shock in the accident. The effort to
save his life ended unsuccessfully Friday afternoon.
had begun his freshman year at the Colby high school, was born Feb.
11, 1941, at Abbotsford. He started grade school there and
continued his early training at St. Mary’s Catholic school,
Colby, when the family moved there a few years ago.
Besides the parents, the boy leaves six brothers and sisters, Keith, Donald, Richard, Dorothy, Patricia and Sandra, and his maternal grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olson, Colby.
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