Obit: Stuve, Franklin H. (? - 1943)


Contact: Stan


Surnames: Stuve


----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/06/1943


Stuve, Franklin H. (? - 20 OCT 1943)


Impressive memorial services for Ensign Franklin H. Stuve, who was lost in a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean, eight miles off of Tillamook Rock, Ore., during a routine flight Wednesday forenoon, Oct. 20, 1943, were held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon.  A large congregation of sympathizing friends was present, including delegations from the Legion post and auxiliary.


The Rev. W.T. Fensome, former pastor of the Free Methodist Church conducted the service.  He was assisted by Rev. Ralph O. Dietzman of Loyal, who read the scripture and gave the closing prayer.  Musical selections from Mrs. W.E. Waters and Mrs. Walter Smith were "How Firm a Foundation," Nearer My God to Thee," and "Sometime We’ll Understand," with Miss Simons accompanist.  W.E. Waters read a biographical sketch of Franklin, and also a fine letter from his commanding officer to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howell A. Stuve, expressing the sympathy of the command, and commending greatly the morale and attitude of the ensign’s affiliation with the training unit.  The Rev. Fensome used as a text for his sermon the words found in Rev. 21:4, "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death."


A fine portrait of the deceased flier graced the front of the altar, with beautiful flowers, sympathizing gifts of loving friends.



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