Obit: Rizzi, Sylvester (1939 - 1980)



----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 07/21/1980

Rizzi, Sylvester (23 Sept. 1939 - 19 July 1980)

Spencer - Sylvester Rizzi, 40, Route 2, Spencer, was killed Saturday evening in an accident on his farm.

According to Clark County authorities, he suffered massive chest injuries when the tractor he was driving tipped over and pinned him underneath.

Rizzi apparently was operating the tractor to try and pull out a caterpillar which was stuck. When the chain connecting the two vehicles became tight, the tractor tipped over. Rizzi was pronounced dead at 7:50 p.m. Saturday in the emergency room of St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Spencer ambulance was called to the scene at 6:40 p.m.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rux Funeral Home, Spencer, with burial in the West Spencer Cemetery. The Rev. Andrew Bofenkamp will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rizzi was born Sept. 23, 1939, in Spencer. He married Alice Degenhardt Feb. 10, 1964, in Spencer. Rizzi served two years in the U.S. Army. He farmed in rural Spencer and worked for the Merget Sand and Gravel Co. in Germantown.

Survivors are his wife, a son, Ronnie, at home; two brothers, Raymond of Sheboygan and Jake Jr. of Stratford; two sisters, Mrs. Leroy (Jacqueline) Liesner and Mrs. Kenneth (Rose) Heller, both of Bonduel, and his mother, Alice Rizzi of Spencer.



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