Fenton, Swea City Youths Die In Separate Farm Accidents Fatal Combine ™ : ^™^UK«^^ Asphyxiation Mish aP Pins Fatal, Steven Arbogasf, 27 ADRIAN ARBOGAST Adrian Arbogast, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Arbogast, died in a farm accident last Wednesday afternoon. He was crushed under a combine. The Arbogasts farm in Independence township of Palo Alto county, 3 1/2 miles southwest of Fenton. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Fenton Methodist church, with Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating. Burial was in the Fenton Methodist cemetery, with Thomas Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Tom Yager, Brian Mortensen, Roger Ulses, Duane DeSart, Roger Frink and James Hartman. Adrian, well-known young man in the area, a graduate in the first graduating class of Sentral High, was working under the cornpicker-sheller repairing a broken gathering chain, when the hydraulic hose broke and the machine fell. Adrian was lying on his side at the time and his body bore the brunt of the heavy weight. Darrell Berkland, also of Fenton, was also under the machine but lying flat on his back and he had an inch or two of clearance and was able to move out without injury. Adrian took the force of the picker's heaviest part on his body. His father was working in a field nearby. The Arbogasts farm 480 acres owned by Ed Priebe of Fenton. When the accident was discovered, a tractor and loader from the Edwin Uthof farm was rushed to the scene, and the loader was used to lift the picker. However, Adrian was dead by the time help was able to release the machine that pinned him to the ground. The only words he was heard to utter were "Get it off of me." Dr. Francis Conway, Palo Alto coroner and an ambulance arrived shortly afterward. Adrian was born April 5,1940, at Estherville, Surviving in addition to his parents is Mrs. Geral (Yvonne) Schmitt of Irvlngton. He enjoyed stock car racing as a bobby and was known as a good driver and mechanic, and competed in this area during the season. Halfway To $16,000 Goal United Fund collections and pledges here as the advance gift, industrial and commercial portion of the drive came to a close during the weekend totaled $8,644.50, according to Pudge Miller, president of the local organization. The total collected equals 54 percent of the total goal sought $16,000, and the residential house-to-house canvass was slated to begin yesterday (Monday), so it is hoped the fund will wind up with all the money it needs to support all the organizations asking help. Lenora Hiltz Funeral Held Here Saturday Funeral Services for Mrs. Lenora Hiltz, 69, life long Kossuth resident, were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at St. John's cemetery at Bancroft and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Six nephews served as pallbearers. Mrs. Hiltz died at 2:55 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family hospital at Estherville where she had been a patient since Oct. 2. Born at Bancroft, April 21, 1898, she was a daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Sudmeier Deitering. She married Harry Hiltz at Bancroft June 9, 1926 and they moved to Algona 17 years ago. He preceded her in death in March, 1962. Mrs. Hiltz was a member of the C.D.A. here. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Rose Ralie and Mrs. Rudolph Rahe (Viola), Bancroft, and Josephine (Mrs. Edward Kelso), Burlington; and two brothers, Walter, Bancroft, and Arnold, Rickford, HI. Besides her husband, a son, Charles, who died in 1954, and two brothers preceded her in death. Select Board The county examining board, which will assist in selection of a county assessor for Kossuth county, was named Thursday. Men serving include Ed Boyken, Titonka; Charles Quinn, Bancroft; and Russ Buchanan, Algona. They will select a successor to Leo Immerfall after the State Tax Commission gives a test to applicants, who may obtain the necessary form at the county auditor's office now, At Kiwanis Meet Wes Bartlett of Algona is one of the Kiwanis International leaders conducting a conference Oct. 15-19 in Chicago for district governors of Kiwaois, KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER) Krumwiede, 19 STEVEN KRUMWIEDE Steven L. Krumwiede, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Krumwiede, Bancroft, 'was overcome by gas fumes and asphyxiated at the Dick Dahl farm just north of Swea City Thursday morning. Young Krumwiede, who had been a hired man for Mr. Dahl since June, was found dead in the enclosed cab of a tractor which he was apparently filling with LP gas on the farm. The entire interior of the cab of the tractor was covered with frost which apparently resulted when fumes filled it with the young man inside. According to Mrs. Kenneth Brones, UDM correspondent in that area, he was found by Cliff Nelson, another man hired by Mr. Dahl, who lives on the farm where the tragedy occurred, shortly before noon Thursday. The Swea City fire department's rescue crew was called to the scene immediately and an attempt at resuscitation was made without result. Dr. H. F. Snyder, Swea City, county medical officer, was also called. He said death was due to accidental asphyxiation and that after Krumwiede was overcome, gas sprayed back into the cab and acted as a refrigerant. Funeral services for the youth were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran church at Swea City, with Rev. Julius Peterson officiating. Burial followed at Harrison township cemetery. Reese-Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Steven Lyle Krumwiede was born July 16, 1948 at Fairmont, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Krumwiede, and received his elementary education at Swea City, graduating from Sentral High School in 1966. The family home is located southwest of Swea City. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and two brothers, Nancy, 17, Kevin, 13, Robyn, 11, Kristi, 7, and Darren, 3; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hikke Abbas, Swea City. To Miami Beach R, B. (Dick) Post, local agent for Bekins Van Lines, will attend the agents convention to be held Oct. 25-27 at Miami Beach, Fla. Funeral Set For Well-Known Titonka Man Clarence H. Christensen, 60, well-known Titonka area farmer, died Sunday at his home there. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church in Titonka, with Rev. Paul Hansen officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo township cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was born June 11, 1907 at Wesley, a son of Hans and Anna Christensen, and was married Oct. 17, 1928 at Algona. The Christensens have farmed for many years in the Titonka area. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; three sons, Wilbur, West Concord, Minn.; Wendell, Wesley; and David, Woodward; two sisters, Elna Bufflngton, Burt, and Elaine Teeter, Algona; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. Injured In Kar Mishap Elma R. Mogler, 47, West Bend, sustained a lip laceration which required treatment at St. Ann hospital, in a 3-car mishap a mile east of West Bend on a blacktop road at 8:15 sum. Wednesday, Oct. 11. She was treated and released. She was also charged with meeting and failing to turn right and driver of one of the other cars, Dean E. Hanselman, 16, West Bend, was charged with driving a vehicle which did not allow clear vision as a result of the crash. The Hanselman auto was headed west and the Mogler vehicle was headed east. A car owned by Louis Balgeman, 60, West Bend, was parked off the roadway in the area. The first two autos collided as the Mogler vehicle allegedly turned left and that machine spun around by the force of the impact. The Hanselman car then struck the parked car in the rear. Damage estimates by Patrolman Tom Cogdall included, Hanselman, $500; Mogler, $1,500; and Balgeman, $500. Truck Smashed, Driver Escapes An Algona man, Willard Jameson, escaped serious injury when the truck he was driving, owned by Lindsay Soft Water, Algona, slammed into a ditch at the intersection of the Hobarton-Bode and West Bend blacktop highways southwest of Algona about 1 p.m. Saturday. He had delivered three tons of salt in that area and was returning home when the mishap occurred. 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