Obit: Rueth, Margie #3 (1942 - 1957)
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----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI 30 May 1957)
Rueth, Margie (17 JUL 1942-23 MAY 1957)
Margie Rueth, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Rueth, died in the Krohn Clinic, Black River Falls, soon after 1 a.m. Thursday, May 23, as a result of a car accident which occurred the day before.
Margie was born in St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, July 17, 1942. She was a graduate of the eighth grade of St. Anthony's Catholic School and had completed her freshman year in the Loyal High School.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Rueth, by her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Rueth, and by eight brothers and sisters, Larry, Ronald, John, Richard, Kathleen, Vicky, Jerry, and Paul, all of Loyal.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Monday with Rev. Edward Bertz officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Pallbearers were Stanley Brzezinski, Carl and Jerry Kuduk, Norman Miller, Allan Langfeldt and Herbert Langfeldt.
Relatives from away who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Wm Kudak and family; Mr. and Mrs. Marion Brzezinski and family; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brzezinski and family; Mr. and Mrs. Felix Brzezinski and son, all from Hawkins;
Mrs. Ignatixus Breynen and son from Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brzezinski and son of Shawno; Mr. and Mrs. Audie Kulseth, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Roman Mrotek, Marshfield; Miss Verona Rueth, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Beaver and daughters, Colby; Norman Miller. Marshfield.
Betty Miller, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rueth, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ley, Chili; Mrs. Bob Englebretzen and daughter, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Polaskek, Wild Rose; Joan Langfeldt, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wirkus, Wautoma; Miss Joan Schellinger, Marshfield.
Obituary: Loyal Tribune, May 30, 1957, page 1. Description of accident with obituary as follows:
A tragic automobile crash south of Hatfield in Jackson County early last Wednesday evening took the life of one local youngster and injured seven others.
Victim of the mishap was Marjorie Rueth, 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Rueth, who died in the hospital several hours afterward. Injured in the head-on collision were seven other local teenagers all of whom required hospital treatment.
Driver of the car in which the victim was riding was Donald Noeldner, 16, who suffered a broken leg plus head and internal injuries. The four others in the car included Larry Rueth, brother of the dead girl, who suffered severe cuts and internal injuries; Wayne Voss, Lacerations and fractured clavicle; Virginia Stumpner, cuts and bruises; and LaVonne Schultz, injured hip and other cuts.
Driver of the other vehicle was Rodell Scheel who suffered cuts and a broken jaw. His only passenger was Kathleen Stevens who received cuts and bruises and was released from the Krohn Clinic Hospital, Black River Falls, on Friday.
Reports said that the vehicles were on a dead end road, and the two autos met at the top of a hill. The Stevens girl went for help but considerable time elapsed before Jackson County authorities and ambulance arrived from Black River Falls, 14 miles away. All the injured were taken to the Krohn Clinic and later Scheel was removed to Madison where he underwent surgery over the weekend to repair his jaw.
The young people were all students of Loyal High School and were on a picnic outing which they planned to coincide with the last day of school.
Parents of the young people are Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Rueth, Loyal route 2; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Noeldner, route 2; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stevens, route 1; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Voss, route 2; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Scheel, route 1; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stumoner, route 1 and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schultz, route 1.
The injuries are all described as making satisfactory progress and the release from the hospital of Wayne Voss and Larry Rueth is expected this week.
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