Obit: Loos, Cleo (1902 - 1957)

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Surnames: Loos, Pritchard, Juneau, Chronquist, Ketcham, Thompson, Amacher, Viegut, Cornelius, Janda, Afkend, Armstrong, Bobbe, Hutt, Vetter, Wollert, Givney, Rogers, Cropp, Richert, Murphy 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/19/1957 

Loos, Cleo (8 Apr. 1902 - 14 Sept. 1957) 

Mrs. Cleo Loos, 55, was fatally injured in a car accident, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The mishap occurred on Highway 151, north of Sun Prairie, while she was enroute to Madison from Juneau. 

According to reports, the right front wheel of Mrs. Loos’ car went off the pavement and in attempting to bring the car back on the pavement, it shot across the highway into the path of an oncoming car. Mrs. Loos was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital. The two occupants of the other car were injured but their condition was reported as not critical. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Loos were conducted at Madison at the Frautscht Funeral Home, Monday evening. On Tuesday morning the body was brought to the Presbyterian church at Abbotsford where it lay in state until the afternoon when the Rev. Richard Pritchard, of Madison, held services at 1:30 o’clock. Herbert Juneau was organist and accompanied Mrs. G. C. Chronquist, of Marshfield, who sang "The Lord Is My Shepherd," and "In Heavenly Love Abiding." 

Military rites were conducted at the Greenwood cemetery where internment was made beside the body of her husband who preceded her in death in November, 1954. 

H. T. Ketcham and M. C. Thompson of the American Legion, Hanson-Terrio Post No. 139, were color bearers. Harold Amacher and Clarence Viegut, of the National Guards, served as color guard. Echo taps were played by Elmer Cornelius, Marshfield, and Louis Janda, Abbotsford. The firing squad was provided by the American Legion Post of Greenwood. 

The pallbearers were Clayton Afkend, Donald Armstrong, Darrell Bobbe, Maurice Hutt, George Vetter and Raymond Wollert. The many beautiful floral tributes were in charge of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. 

Relatives and friends attending the funeral came from Rockford, Ill., Madison, Milwaukee, Menomonie, West Salem, Beaver Dam, Juneau, Marshfield, Colby and Abbotsford. 

Cleo Givney was born April 8, 1902, at Menomonie and was educated in Menomonie schools. She was employed in Menomonie and during World War II served in the WAC. 

Her marriage to Roland G. Loos took place at Eau Claire, Sept. 22, 1945, and they came to Abbotsford to live. For nine years, Mrs. Loos was employed in the office of the Hutt Electric Company and the last 10 months at Juneau. 

She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Auxiliary to the American Legion, Hanson-Terrio Post No. 139. 

She is survived by a brother, Steward Givney, of Menomonie, and four sisters: Mrs. Robert (Mary) Rogers and Mrs. Herman (Leilah) Cropp, Menomonie; Mrs. Elsie Richert, Madison; and Mrs. William J. (Esther) Murphy, Yakima, Wash. 



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