Obit: Klemetson, Leona (1919 – 1967)


Surnames: Klemetson, Catlin, Gehrke, Kowalski, Suda, Jonsted, Schuh

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1967

Klemetson, Leona (20 JUL 1919 – 20 SEP 1967)

Mrs. LaVerne Klemetson of rural Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.) died Wednesday noon at Luther Hospital at Eau Claire, the third victim of a two-car collision near Owen Saturday, Sept. 16, 1967.

Also killed were her 10 year old son, Mark, and Garvin Catlin, an Eau Claire businessman.

Mrs. Klemetson was the driver of a car in which her son, a daughter, LuAnn, and a friend, Peggy Gehrke, were riding. They were traveling south on County Trunk D when they entered Highway 29 and were struck by the eastbound car driven by Catlin. LuAnn will be hospitalized about six weeks at Memorial Hospital in Stanley for her injuries, which included a broken leg.

Passengers in the Catlin car included his wife, who was the most seriously hurt, and Mr. and Mrs. Duayne Jonsted, also of Eau Claire.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester, with the Rev. Gerald Schuh officiating. Burial was made in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Leona Kowalski was born July 20, 1919 in Taylor County. She received her education at the Wayside School, near Medford. She was married at Medford on July 24, 1939 to LaVerne Klemetson. Since 1947 the couple had lived on a farm near Curtiss.

Mrs. Klemetson was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church at Dorchester and the Ladies' Rosary Altar Society.

In addition to her husband and LuAnn, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. John (Louis) Suda of Greenwood.



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