Obit: Durbin, Ray (1923 - 1951)
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/22/1951
Durbin, Ray (2 AUG 1923 - 18 MAR 1951)
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 21 at the Griebenow Funeral Parlors for Ray Durbin, 26, who was killed Sunday when he became entangled in the cable of a barn cleaner on the Darwin Greenwald farm at Mukwonago, Wis.
The cable drawn by a winch, pull a series of wooden blocks that removed manure from the barn. Two men working in the barn noticed a slowing of the blocks. Upon investigating outside they found Durbin’s body had been crushed on the winch by the cable.
Rev. Lelan M. M. Shaw officiated at the final rites and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Charles Gummerson, Bud Rossow, Ernest Cizek, Lester Hansen, Norbert Bruchert and Roy Auberg. Those in charge of flowers were Mesdames Roy Auberg, Norbert Bruchert, Ed LePage, Cecil Tormey, Earl Plaumann and Bob Rossow.
Mr. Durbin was well known in this community, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Durbin, and received his education in the Withee schools. He served in World War II overseas and was honorably discharged. Whatever his assignment he always fulfilled it dutifully and was highly respected by a large circle of friends who mourn his tragic and untimely death.
Surviving him are his parents, several brothers and sisters, his widow and four children.
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