The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1967 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 7, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . Slgona Upper Stes ESTABLISHED 1865 filtered as second class matter it the pottofflce at AlRona. Iowa (90511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Concreu of March 3. 1«70 : ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1967 16 Tabloid Pages VOL 101 NQ 18 Well-Known Algona Area Farmer Dies Francis (Shrimp) Froehlich, 48, well-known Algona-St. Benedict area farmer, died at St. Ann hospital here following a lengthy illness Wednesday evening. A solemn requiem high mass was held at 10 a. m. Saturday in St. Benedict Catholic church, with Rev. Ruba celebrant, Msgr. P. P. Gearen, deacon, Rev. Francis Con way, sub-deacon, and Rev. Cecil Friedmann, master of ceremonies. Burial was at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Clarence Arndorfer, Robert Mayer, Robert Eischen, George Kunkel, Don Bormann and Albert Kramer. Francis Froehlich, son of Dan F. and Eliza Schonbohm Froehlich, was born March 20, 1918 at St. Benedict. He was educated in that area and graduated from Corwith High School in 1935. He married Evelyn Eischeid Nov. 21, 1939 at St. Benedict He was a member of the KC's, Wesley Co-Qp Creamery board, was an Irvington township trustee, secretary of the Iowa Association of Elected Committeemen and was active in the Kossuth County Baseball League and member of the KC bowling team. Besides his wife, survivors include 12 children, Donald in the U. S. Air Force, Sioux City; Bonnie (Mrs. Tom Arndorfer), Mallard; Judy (Mrs. James Rosenmeyer), Corwith; Linda (Mrs. Donald Besch), Corwith; Oscar, Lee, Margia, Thomas, James, William, Robyn and Jayne, all of Algona; his father; a brother, Dan E., LuVerne; and three sisters, Barbara Ann (Mrs. Henry Kutschara), Bode; Mary Lou (Mrs. Sam Mitchell), Des Moines; and Ruth (Mrs. James O'HaraX Shelbyville, HI. A parish rosary was held at 8:15 and a KC rosary at 9 p. m. Friday. Home From Tour In Viet Nam LONE ROCK-C.W.O. Rodney Priebe returned recently from a year's duty as a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam. He served with the 1st Cav. Air Mobile Unit. He and Mrs. Priebe and their two children have been visiting relatives here and spent 10 days in Decorah where they visited Mr. Priebe's grandmother, Mrs. Martin Larsen, and other relatives there. They also visited Mrs. Priebe's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Farrar, Chicago; also the Bob Werners in St. Louis, Mo.; and the Dennis Schmidt home in Sigourney, la. They left Tuesday, Feb. 21, for Tacoma, Wash., and from there will fly to Anchorage, Alaska, where he will be stationed at Ft. Richardson with the Helicopter Transportation Co. Swea City Barn Burns To Ground The barn on the Gordon Harrison farm, southwest of Swea City, burned early Thursday morning. Garrison lost 10 veal calves and a quarter horse. Mrs. Garrison noticed the flames at about 6:45, while the family was eating breakfast. The barn was constructed of hollow tile. All that remains is the silo on the west side of the structure. Joseph Mergen Of Algona Dies Thursday Joseph M. Mergen, 52, well- known Algona area farmer, died Thursday at St. Ann hospital following a lingering illness. A solemn requiem high mass was held for him Monday at 10 a. m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen celebrant. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Wayne Goodman, James Besch, Louis Schumacher, George Vitzthum, Ollie Erpelding and Ed Arend. Joseph Michael Mergen, son of Nicholas and Catherine Besch Mergen, was born at Whittemore April 14, 1914. He was married to Martha Krleps at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here March 2, 1943 and had farmed in this area all of his adult life. He is survived by his wife; nine children. Donna. (Mrs. Alvin Atcheson), Des Moines, Larry, Robert, Mary Jane, Thomas, Jerry, Susan, Jo Ann andDianne, all at home; one grandchild; and seven brothers and sisters, Leo, Algona; Elizabeth (Mrs. Joe Reding), Whittemore; Susan (Mrs. Ralph Reding), Ottosen; James, Whittemore; Dorothy (Mrs. Vernon Plathe), LuVerne; Mary Ann (Mrs. Leo Kirschbaum), Sexton; and Phyllis (Mrs. Robert Bormann), Bode. One brother preceded Mm in death. Truck Driver Receives Bump On The Head An Estherville truck driver, Virgil L. Payne, 45, sustained a slight bump on the head in a mishap a mile north and one mile west of Burt on highway 169 at 11:25 a. m. Friday. His truck was following an auto. He stated he thought the car was going to make a turn so started to slow down and when it appeared the truck might hit the auto, Payne pulled onto the shoulder, lost control and the truck rolled over in the ditch. Damage to the top of the cab and the box of the truck was estimated at $600 by Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten who investigated. Wesley Lady Seriously Hurt vv^*--^%^»*'!i^ A Wesley woman, Barbara R. Lickteig, 44, sustained serious injuries and two others less serious injuries when the two autos shown above collided at the intersection of a county gravel road and highway 226 three miles north and two east of Sexton Saturday at 2:25 p. m. Mrs. Lickteig sustained a cerebral concussion, scalp lacerations and a fractured right clavicle; her daughter, Wendy, 13, suffered cuts and bruises; and Roger Vaske, 21, Bancroft, had injuries to his left elbow and head. The Lickteigs remain at St. Ann hospital. In the above photo, the Lickteig auto is on the right, while the Vaske machine is at the left. Mrs. Lickteig and Vaske were drivers of the autos. The Lickteig vehicle was headed east and the other machine was headed north. Mrs. Lickteig stopped at a stop sign, then started across 226 when the collision occurred. Following the crash, both vehicles went into the ditch northeast of the intersection and were headed west. They were considered total wrecks. Mrs. Lickteig and Wendy were thrown from their auto, with the woman landing on the east side of the blacktop highway and the girl in the ditch. Mrs. Lickteig was charged with a stop violation by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated and snapped the photo. Tokheim New D i:± n<ta ?: Head, County Farm Bureau Cecil Long, serving as Kossuth County Farm Bureau president for the past 14 months, resigned his duties as president at the Feb. 17 board of director's meeting. Long resigned so that he could be approved as underwriter for Farm Bureau Mutual serving the southeast townships in Kossuth county. William Tokheim, serving as county vice president for the past 14 months, is the new president of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau. Tokheim and his wife Carolyn and their four children, live in Grant township and is well qualified to take over as president of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau. Slightly Hurt A Lone Rock woman, Juliana Jackson, 39, and her son, Dallas, 7, sustained minor injuries in a single car mishap a half-mile south and 1 1/2 miles east of there at 3:45 p. m. Friday. Mrs. Jackson suffered a cut lip, scratches and bruises and her son a small cut under the chin when their auto went out of control, struck loose gravel and slid into a guy wire holding a power pole, landing in a ditch upright. FENTON - Ole Pedersen, 83, died Sunday in hishomeatFenton of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Blakjer Lutheran church, Seneca, with burial in North St. John's cemetery, Depew. Thomas Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be in the next issue of this newspaper. New Vehicle Soles Hit 20 Twenty new cars and trucks were registered last week at the office of County Treasurer Don Jorgenson here. Owners are: Chevrolet - J. M. Schmidt, Lone Rock, truck; R. E. or Agnes Witham, Sexton, pickup; A. P. Elbert, Whittemore, pickup; D. W. Ferguson, Bancroft, pickup; L. G. Bonnstetter, West Bend, truck; L. R. or Mandaline England, Algona; L. M. Kirsch, Whittemore; M. T. Reding, Algona; 0. E. or Lucille Guinn, Swea City. Ford -W. B. Wickett, LuVerne, pickup; J. L. Sparks, Algona, pickup; Hazelhoff Motors, Swea City, A. F. or lona Richardson, Ledyard. Olds - E. J. or Beatrice Gilmore, Algona; W. E. Pirsig, Elmore. Mercury - J. A. Alberts, Buffalo Center; Ernest Godfredson or Katherine Krause, Algona. Dodge - H. G. Trauger, Lu- Verne. Buick - J. E. Loebach, Burt. Easter Seal Fund Drive Is On In County This past week the people of Kossuth county have received their annual Easter Seal letters in the mail. Contributions to the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and Adults are used to finance therapy treatments, rehabilitation training, loan equipment, services to homebound handicapped lowans and to send crippled children and adults to Camp Sunnyside along with many other services. According to Mrs. R. E. Weber, Easter Seal chairman for Kossuth county, the campaign will run through Easter Sunday, March 26. It climaxes months of preparation and planning by volunteers throughout Iowa. A self-addressed return envelope is provided for mailing your contribution. Those individuals who did not receive seals or who would like more should contact Mrs. R. E. Weber, Bancroft, or your local chairman. Account Case One new case was filed in district court here this week. An account matter, Dr. T. E. Blong, plaintiff, seeks $186.88 from Frank Carranza, defendant, for professional services.

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