The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 12, 1966 · Page 1
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lilt "HRST-Of-TW-WH*" Tabloid « • Mtf M Mcond el** matter at the pMtatttee at,Align*. »<wa AIROWA IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 12 1966 *»». J, MM, untftr Act of CooftcM <£ Match 3. 1IW. AlOONA, IUWA, IUE9UAT, ArKiL iz, ivoo i-SSSSSgaiS^^ 12 TaWold Fag** VOt. 101 NO. 28 Mrs. Bob Perry Auto Victim ^^™ •• *•.•.••••••••"•:•;•»»•».••.••-••_«:«:••*••••:» * »•»*»•«•*•»•»•«• 3rd Fatality Of Year; Rites Here Monday This area was stunned late Thursday afternoon when Mrs. Robert Perry, 66, well-known Algonalady, became the county's third 1966 auto fatality in a single-car mishap north of the junction of highways 169 and 18 north of Algona. The mishap occurred shortly after 5 p. m. and Mrs. Perry was dead on arrival at St. Ann hospital where she was rushed by ambulance. Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, some details of the tragedy are hazy. Mrs. Perry, who had been using the auto around town earlier in the afternoon, was headed south on 169 in a 1958 Olds. She was alone and apparently came over the crest of the hill near the Pioneer plant at the time when a large Pacific Intermountain Express truck-trailer, driven by Clarence C. Blaha, 49, Ft. Dodge, had entered the highway from the west driveway to the Chrome service station and cafe and headed south. Mrs. Perry apparently applied the brakes, lost control, veered across the highway into the east ditch and struck the north embankment of the same driveway. The vehicle went into the ditch about 30 feet north of the driveway and hit the embankment broadside. The wheels of the car dug up the ditch. The vehicle then overturned and landed on its left side in the driveway entrance. Mrs. Perry was probably crushed by the top of the car and cause of death was attributed to a crushed chest. The auto was badly damaged. Meanwhile, the truck was hailed by a passing motorist at the stop sign at the intersection south of the driveway entrance and the driver told there had been a mishap behind him, He told investigating officers that he knew nothing of the crash until this time and that when he pulled on to the highway and headed toward Algona, the Perry auto must have been north of the hill. He also stated he had waited for two other vehicles to pass before turning on to 169. Investigating the tragedy were Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Patrolman Charles Bird and members of the police department, Funeral services for Mrs. Perry were held at 2 p, m. Monday in the Methodist church here, with Rev. N, M, Coughenour officiating. Burial was at the Burt township cemetery, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements, Pallbearers were Gerald and Merwyn Bahlwg, Roy Taylor, Robert Dransfeldt, Gib Dremmel and Darold Simmons. Bessie Kathryn Bahling, daughter of August and Karoline Mrs. Robert Perry, 66, Algona, died of injuries received late Thursday afternoon when the auto shown resting on its left side in the photo above plunged off highway 169, slammed broadside into a driveway embankment and overturned at the Chrome Cafe and service station north of Algona. She became the third fatality .in Kossuth during 1966. Mrs. Perry succumbed to a crushed chest. She was alone in the auto, which was headed south (left to right in the picture)<as a truck driven by Clarence Blaha, 49, Ft. Dodge, pulled from the driveway of the Chrome on to the same highway and headed in the same direction, The car spun out of control, went into the east ditch 30 feet from the driveway, struck the driveway broadside, flipped on to its top and. came to rest on the left side. Mrs. Perry was thrown out and was found lying next to the overturned car. Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson, first investigator at the crash scene, is shown near the center of the photo,, while the auto's antenna can be seen sticking up out of the ground near the edge of the driveway to the left of Hudson. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo) m!iff^iSi>sm^^^ ng, was born in Burt •• I II I I *t. 6, 1899 and himPfm Hfi fl 5rtF. Perry at Clear IMIIVlUI I IVlU 16, 1923. Mr. and For Whittemore Man Saturday Krause Bahling, was born in Burt township, Sept. 6, 1899 and married Robert F. Perry at Clear Lake, June 16, 1923. Mr. and Mrs. Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Hill Norman were owners and operators of the Elk Cleaners here for many years before selling the business to Wally Hill a couple of years ago. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary 'and W. S. C. S. of the Methodist church. She is survived by her husband; a son, Richard, Algona; four brothers, Henry and Ben, Burt, Frank, Algona, and Carl, Mason City; and two sisters, Esther (Mrs. Hugh Williams), Titonka, and Hattie (Mrs. Ray Brown), Remer, Minn. Preceding her in death were a son, Roger, 4, a sister and two brothers, Rnd Money Bag And Checks From Break-In Here An Iowa Light and Power Co. crew from Britt found a money bag containing checks, stolen from the United Building Center during a break-in here recently, while working on lines three* fourths of a mile east of the Drive-In Theater east of Algona The bag and checks were then returned to Algona.' Investigation of the break-in, which occurred during the night March 31 or early in the morning April 1, is continuing, About $500 in cash and checks was stolen. Funeral services for Simon A. Bonnstetter, 53, Whittemore, were held in St. Michael's Catholic church there at 9:30 a. m. Saturday, with Fr. Peter Fransco officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery, with Hyink Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. There were military rites at the cemetery. Mr, Bonnstetter, son of Henry and Kathryn Bonnstetter, was born at West Bend, Sept. 22, 1912. He never married, was a World War II veteran and member of the Whittemore American Legion. His father preceded him in death six years ago and he made his home with his mother. Besides his mother, survivors Include two sisters, Mabel (Mrs. Elmer Bell), Whittemore, and Irene (Mrs. Luther Piercy), Woodburnj and two brothers, William and Joseph, Whittemore. V.F.W. To EUct Algona VFW and Auxiliary will meet Wednesday night, April 13 with dinner at 7 p, m. followed by a meeting of both units. There will be nomination of officersand election for both Auxiliary and VFW. A W. Krominga Of Titonka Dies Friday TITONKA, - .Andrew W..,.Krominga, 51, prominent local resident, died Friday at 11:45 a. m. at Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt, where he had been hospitalized since April 2. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday (today) in Good Hope Lutheran church, with Rev. A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Arthur and Elmer Peterson, John Rike, Harley Brandt, Phil Jaren and J. L. Intermill and members of the fire department served as honorary pallbearers. Military rites were performed by the American Legion post. He was born Sept. 1, 1914 at Titonka, son of Amos Krominga, Sr. and Jennie Johnson • Krominga, and lived his entire life in this area. He was creamery manager for 20 years, fire chief for several years and served in the armed forces during World War n. He was married to Elsie E. Kuchenreuther at Titonka Oct. 15, 1937. Survivors include his wife; a son, Dennis, Frost, Minn.; a daughter, Sandra, at home; two sisters, Minnie (Mrs. Ray Welp), Titonka, and Lena (Mrs. Klaus Daniels), Clear Lake; and a brother, Amos, Jr., Titonka. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Union M-D Club Union township Mothers and Daughters Club will meet at the home of Bernice Alt April 14. Nola Hoover and Bernadette Reilly are co-hostesses. Roll call ; A Conservation Practice used in your home, Program-' Conservation in Kossuth county, by May Scheock, Mildred Richter and Hazel Johnson. Hot line news - Eva Arend, Report of the county federation meeting Algona Youth In Crash That Killed Two Larry Nauholz, 17, a student at Garrigan high, was injured and hospitalized in an automobile accident that happened near Hazelton, Iowa, Saturday night, in which two teen-agers died. Five others were injured. One car driven by Carl Lenius, 19, Oelwein, is reported to have veered across Iowa highway 150 and smashed into a car driven by Leonard Meaney, 25, of Fairbank. Lenius and a girl with him were killed outright. Larry was riding in the Meaney car carrying five passengers. All were injured, one seriously. No contact could be made with Larry's parents here Monday morning Larry, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nauholz, sustained a broken arm and various other injuries. Young Nauholz and his family had gone to Fairbank for the Easter weekend with relatives and he was a passenger in a car driven by Leonard Meaney, 25, Fairbank. It was understood here that Nauholz was riding with relatives when the tragedy- occurred. He will be hospitalized at Waterloo for several days. Easter Messy As 3" Snow Hits The Area Easter was smeared in this area Sunday when wet snow moved in shortly before noon and messed everything up. And it was not warm. A few scattered reports of power failures, caused when lines broke under the heavy snow, were received as the high temperature reached only 38 after an early morning low of 23. Despite the slushy storm, many persons put on their Easter finery and attended church services. At one time, the report reached the local police station that there were five cars in ditches between here and Whittemore and three ditched between here and Wesley, all on highway 18. Driving for a while was hazardous - but many motorists gave it a try, anyway, despite warnings. • It was estimated from 2-3" of snow fell here. Kit* Winntrt In the kite flying contest sponsored April 2 by the Algona Ki- wauif club for local youths, awards want to Randy Nielsen (the hard luck prize) and Jeff and Mike Koob, Pat Rooney, Joe Sindelar and Jeff Merryman.rfTed Charles managed the contest.

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