George J Trepanier Obituary Wausheka Daily Freeman Jul 11, 1955
Potatoes: the a.m. will by husband, in the for a M. at Genesee and Nettie and a 1 at wonago, from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church from noon Wednesday until time of services. Robert J. Frank OCONOMOWOC -- Robert J. Frank, 74, died Sunday at his home at 613 E. Cherry st., Oconomowoc, after a short illness. He was born March 18, 1881 in Germany and came to the United States with his parents at the age of one year. He lived in the Oconomowoc area since. He was a retired farmer and had also been a gardener. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church and belonged to the Men's club of the church. Survivors are his wife, Louise; one son, Charles of Oconomowoc; one brother, Henry of Fond du Lac; and a grandson. Another son, Robert, died in 1938. Services will he held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's church. The Rev. C. H. Clausing _ will officiate. Burial will be in La Belle cemetery. Friends may call at the Notbohm funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church Wednesday from 12:30 until time of service. Forrest Hankey Forrest Hankey, 52, died suddenly Saturday at^ his home, 553 Elizabeth st. He was born in Waukesha, March 8, 1903. A private first class in the quartermaster division, he served in World War II. He had been a patient at Wood. Survivors are one sister Florence, t h r e e brothers, Lloyd, Robert and Walter all of Waukesha. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Erling Larsen funeral home with the Rev. Harvey Bueh- row officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Home cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. George Trepanier TESS CORNERS -- More than two hours of work with a resuscitator on Saturday failed to save the life of George J. Trepanier, 84, who was visiting at the home of his son, George M., here. Trepanier died at 1 p.m. at county -P; emergency hospital in Milwaukee, where he had been taken by the ambulance of the Big Bend volunteer fire depart- ment rescue squad, after tKej had revived him with oxygen* A heart attack was the cause of death. Trepanier lived in Egg Harbor with a daughter, Mrs. Ivila Bauldry, and had been at his son's home in Tess Corners for only a few days an intended two month visit. He was feeble but retained keen mind and particularly enjoyed listening to baseball games and following favorite players. Other survivors are another daughter, Mrs. Florence La Chapelle, Escanaba, Mich., and another son, Francis, Peshtigo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday Oconto, which had been Tre* panier's home town. Number 1... (Continued from Page 1) China is built on fear -- fear of each man of the other." Griggs said he was one of "those poor fools who fell for" Red propaganda in the POW camp. But he said longer believes in communism, "because I have now seen contradictions between what they say and what they do." To questioning about their conduct in the POW camps, Cowart repeatedly replied: ''we will wait before answering that." The men said after their removal from the Korean neutral zone in Jnuary, 1954, they were taken to an indoctrination camp at Taiyuan. There they were wakened a locked compound at 6 a.m. and spent their days studying or attending lectures, with time out only for physical training, meals and a nightly movie. After several months 11 of the men were sent to school and six to factories. Cowart, Bell and Griggs, along with the two Belgians, went to state farm. The five were put to repairing the farm's 20-odd tractors. They were the only foreigners among 960 Chinese workmen. "I can only describe life the farm in one word -- hell. We were isolated, ate like dogs, slept in barns and thera were no drinks," Cowart reported. He added that he aid the_equivalejiL_Qf_about $12 a month, with about half of it going for food, a third for cigarettes and the rest clothing and other necessities.