The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 17, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 17, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WiiK" Tabloid . - 16 pagc» tabloid ESTABLISHED 1*65 ®lgona Upper Bcs JWoiiirs £^P ^% ^% ^^^ Entered as second class rnatter at the postofflce at AlRona. Iowa .. _^..,» .~.... ..._._... ...... ^ (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congreu of March 3 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1966 VOL. 101 NO. 38 Whittemore Woman Crash Victim ******* #**»**» #***##* Youth/ 19, Electrocuted In Bancroft Mishap Lakotan Dies Instantly In Truck Contact Mrs. Gengler 4th Fatality In Kossuth Mrs. George T. Gengler, 67, well-known rural Whittemore woman, sustained a fractured skull and was dead on arrival at St. Ann hospital here shortly after a car-truck mishap a mile north of Whittemore at l:20p.m. Saturday. She became the county's fourth auto fatality of 1966. The freak mishap that took her life occurred something like this, as pieced together by Don Wood and Larry Hudson, deputy sheriffs called to the scene of the tragedy to investigate: Both vehicles, a car driven by Mr. Gengler, 72, and a semi- trailer truck driven by Cecil E. Taylor, 39, Sioux Rapids, were headed west on highway 18 at its intersection with highway 44, with the auto in the lead. According to Mr. Gengler, he reportedly made a signal for a left turn, (toward Whittemore) and was slightly less than a half-block from the intersection when the left front bumper of the big truck struck the right rear of the auto. The auto then slanted left and went into the south ditch near the McDonnell gas station, located southwest of the inter- section, barely missed the station and continued for almost two- thirds of a block where it ran into a large tree. The left front of the vehicle struck the tree and the car was smashed. Mrs. Gengler's mouth apparently hit the dash of the car, resulting in the fatal head injury. Mr. Gengler sustained a fractured rib and cut forehead in the mishap and was taken to St. Ann for treatment. The truck driver, driving a rig owned by an Emmetsburg firm, was charged by investigating officers with failing to have control of his vehicle. The Gengler home is about a mile east ' " Funeral services for Mrs. Gengler were held at 9:30 a. m. today (Tuesday) in St. Michael's Catholic church'at Whittemore, with Fr. Peter Fransco officiating. Burial was at the parish cemetery and. Hyink Funeral Home was in'charge of arrangements. Johanna Dorweiler, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Henry Dorweiler, was born at West Bend, July 4, 1898 and married George T. Gengler there April 10, 1918. She was a lifelong resident of the West Bend-Whittemore areas. Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Elaine (Mrs. Frank Brink)' and Lois ' (Mrs. Joe Wollner), Bancroft, and Carole (Mrs, Bill Ristau), Eagle Grove; two sons, Robert and Ralph, Whittemore; a number of grandchildren; and a great* grandchild. Jury Verdict Of $10,000 In Car Fatality The district court jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday in a damage suit of Youngwirth vs. State Farm Mutual Insurance - Company. The jury had reported at 1 p. m. to receive their instructions. Amount awarded was that sued for $10,000, the total of an insurance policy carried by Tom Youngwirth, killed in a car-truck accident. Foreman of the jury was Hazel Prieskorn, with Judge Joseph P, Hand of Emmetsburg on the bench. A previous directed verdict for the defendant, handed down by Judge Hand, was recently reversed by the Icwa Supreme Court, which ordered the case tried by jury, This was the first case on the docket during the present term of district court. GHS Prom Garrigan high school's annual Junior-Senior Prom will be held in the school gym this Wednesday night, May 18, beginning with the grand march at 9 p. m. Dancing will end at midnight. Start Work On New Grocery Building Soon An addition, 50 by 125 feet in size, to the building formerly occupied by National Food stores here, will be built by Cowan Corp. to be occupied by Swanson's, Inc., food store organization with headquarters at Cherokee, who will open a store here in the expanded building sometime the middle of the summer. A building permit was issued last Friday for the addition. In the meantime a house on nearby property is being moved, to allow for extra space for the new addition and a parking lot adjacent. The property is owned by Jess Riddle of California, formerly of Algona. St. Joe Woman Winner Of $1210 Mrs. Paul J. Thilges of St. Joe was one of the two major winners in the Cashword Puzzle contest in the Sunday DesMoines Register announced Sunday. The family farms west of St. Joe. Mrs. Thilges said she had been trying every week for years, but didn't ever expect to win, But she did, and her half of the puzzle prize money for the Mother's Day puzzle is $1,210, a nice present for Mother's Day indeed, "~ Roger Weringa, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Weringa of Lakota, was the victim of a tragic accident at the Welp Hatchery brooder house area just south of Bancroft, Saturday. The young man was driving a truck which had a metal lift on the rear. In some manner the truck came in contact with a high voltage wire and the voltage ran through the truck. He was lead instantly by electrocution. Dr. R. F. Snyder of Swea City, county coroner, was called at once. Funeral services were to be held today, Tuesday, at 2 p. m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Lakota, with Rev. Paul Ofstedal, pastor, officiating. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery. Surviving the young man, in addition to his parents, are four brothers, Dennis of Ledyard, Larry, Craig and Ronald all at home, and a sister, Mrs. Jay Davis of Algona. Lela Hof, 73, Rites Monday At LuVerne Mrs. Edward Hof, 73, LuVerne, died Friday about 6 a. m. at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, where she had been a medical patient since May 9. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at LuVerne Methodist church with the Rev. Roy Biesemeyer officiating. Burial was in LuVerne cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home in charge. Serving as pallbearers were Percy Brink, Lawrence Miller, Stanley Genrich, George Studer, Wayne Sanford, John Voss, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Van Hansen, E. B. Thomas, John Voss, Sr., and Paul Blumer, The former Lela Chambers, Mrs. Hof was born at Rockford and had resided at LuVerne since her marriage in 1914 to Edward Hof. She is survived by her husband, two children, Mrs. Harold Trauger of LuVerne and William of Austin, Minn., six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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