Obit: Garbrecht, William H. (1883 - 1935)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 08/16/1935

Garbrecht, William H. (8 NOV 1883 - 14 AUG 1935)

Dorchester friends were very shocked to learn of the sudden death of William Garbrecht, Abbotsford, Wis., who passed away Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at an Ironwood, Mich. Hospital following a railroad accident. Mr. Garbrecht, who was employed during the summer at the Montreal, Wis. Mine on the Sool Line as switchman, fell from an ore car Wednesday morning while applying a hand brake and was run over by the car which severed both legs and fractured his left arm. He was rushed to Ironwood, but his death occurred in the afternoon due to shock and loss of blood.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock from the Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Brandt officiating. Burial will be made in the Abbotsford Cemetery with the Railroad Brotherhood in charge.

William H. Garbrecht was born at Fremont, Nov. 8, 1883, the son of A.F. and Amelia Arndt Garbrecht, both of whom preceded him in death. He was 51 years, 9 months and 6 days old at time of death. In 1889 he came to Dorchester (Clark Co., Wis.) with his parents where for twenty years the Garbrechts lived on the farm now occupied by Anslem Schmid and the Arnold Kussrow farm one mile east of the village. William completed his schooling in the Dorchester Public Schools and was married to Miss Marie O’Day of Ashland, who, with their four sons, Harvey, Minneapolis, Arthur, Fred and George, at home, survive him. They have made their home at Abbotsford for a number of years.

Besides his wife and sons, Mr. Garbrecht leaves a half-brother, Herman Garbrecht, and five sisters, Mrs. Hannah Fasbender, Mrs. Emma Kelly, Mrs. Elizabeth Revore, all of Minneapolis; Mrs. Minnie Skea, Hibbing, Minn., and Mrs. Madeline Luther, California.

The many friends of the Garbrechts join us in offering deepest sympathy to the grief stricken family in their hour of sorrow.



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