Robert Kringel suicide

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Robert Kringel suicide - LOVE QUARREL CAUSES YOUTH TO TAKE LIFE Letters...
LOVE QUARREL CAUSES YOUTH TO TAKE LIFE Letters Explain Act Gerald Kringel. of After wandering over Des Moines in a driving rain, despondent because he felt a reconciliation with his fiancee was Impossible, Gerald Kringel, 22 years old, went to the southwest corner of Mcllenry park yesterday morning and shot himself through the temple. This was the verdict of detectives last night after an Investigation all day of the man's death after he was found In the park by street car men. Young Kringel was clutching to his heart a photograph of Mvrtle Eherhart, IS years old, of 281 Cottage Grove avenue. According to detectives, Kringel became interested In another girl a short time ago. He regreted his act later and attempted to patch up his broken affair with Miss Rberhart, but she refused to effect a reconciliation. In his last letter to her he aald: "Please forgive me for doing anvthing against your wish. I am overly sorry, dear, that she came between us. Askf Forgiveness. "Myrtle, can you ever forgive a lost soul for betraying you and the trust you placed In me? Life cannot exist for me without you. There is nothing left for me to live for. You have Bald I cannot have you for my own. "If you will call me I will be happv for a few minutes if not, goodbve. I am leaving. Gerald." Kringel left a note for his roommate, Clarence Buckley, at their home at 3700 Cornell avenue, Thursday night, in which he stated he was going to commit suicide. A gun which was kept in a drawer in their dresser was found missing at the same time. Buckley Informed both detectives and the lad's father, C. E. Kringel, state checker, at Spirit Lake, la. It was reported that his father told detectives he doubted If his son would do "anything so rash." Detectives continued a search all through the night. Sweetheart Overcome. Miss Eberhart, when she was Informed by detectives of Gerald's suicide was prostrated with grief. She had no idea, she said, that Gerald had any Idea of taking his life. When she received tbe special delivery letter Tuesday. In which he told her goodbye she did not realize his mental torture and did not telephone him. Kringel came to Des Moines from Atlantic, la., a year ago. He was employed by the Bankers Life company, and w'lth his roommate, Clarence Buckley, operated a concession at Rlvervlew park to make enough money to enter Drake university this fall. His father was auditor of Cass county before becoming state checker. His brother, Paul, who Is on his way here to complete funeral arrangements with his father, is an attorney at Atlantic. Funeral services for Kringel will be held Monday at Atlantic, la. The body will be taken from Harbach's to Atlantic today. I re-; I ! j

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  1. The Des Moines Register,
  2. 04 Sep 1926, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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