Obit: Roehl, Russell #4 (1915 – 1963)

Contact: Betty Comstock

Surnames: Roehl, Nebel, Carstensen, Nelson

----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/18/1963

Roehl, Russell #4 (08 MAR 1915 – 16 APR 1963)

Russell Roehl, 48, route 2, Loyal, was killed Tuesday night when the tractor he was operating flipped over backwards pinning him beneath it. It is believed that he was killed instantly.

Roehl was seen working a field rented from George Bentzler at the western city limits at 8:15 by Richard Meyer, Larry Meyer and Michael Bauer as they passed on the road. When they returned at 8:30 they discovered the tractor in the ditch.

According to officials it is believed that Roehl was attempting to get onto the road from the ditch and as he was going up the bank the tractor flipped over backwards.

Mike’s Wrecking Service was summoned to the scene where they lifted the tractor from Roehl making it possible to remove the body. He was pronounced dead by a physician and removed to the Myre Funeral Home.
The accident was investigated by several local and county officers.

Funeral services for Roehl will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church Chili with the Rev. L.L. McCormack officiating Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Myre Funeral Home beginning Thursday noon until noon Friday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of services.

Mr. Roehl was born March 8, 1915 at Chili and received his education at Cozy Corners School. In March of 1938 he was married to Frieda Nebel who survives him.

The couple farmed in the Chili area until 1943 when they came to the Loyal area. They presently were farming 4 ½ miles southwest of Loyal.

He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Chili.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and a daughter, Lowell, Elgin, Erlin and Kathleen, all at home; his mother Mrs. Clara Roehl, Chili; three sisters, Mrs. William (Vera) Carstensen, Neillsville; Mrs. Gerald (Lila) Nelson and Miss Evelyn Roehl, Chili; and six brothers, Glen, Marshfield; Walter, Granton; Alvin, Carl, Harvey and Leo, Chili.




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