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Rusk County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices 

Effertz, Frank
Frank Effertz Is Accident Victim
A former Bruce man, Frank Effertz, 22, unmarried, was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Gary, Indiana. Sunday evening. He died at Mercy hospital from a skull fracture, internal injuries, fractured arms and right leg. A companion, Eugene Simon, 19, who was riding with him was killed instantly. According to information given this paper, Effertz was the driver of the 1947 Mercury convertable in which the two men were riding and the car ran into the rear of an automobile carrier, that, it was reported, had no taillights. The body has been returned to Bruce. Funeral service will be held Friday morning, beginning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church of Bruce, with Fr. Krembs officiating. Burial will be at Bruce Catholic cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Mirr Funeral Home. Frank had gone to Gary shortly after Easter where he since has been employed. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Effertz, live on a farm five miles west of Bruce. Surviving besides the parents are these brothers; Mathew, Hancock; Joe, Henry, John, James, George and Bobby, at home; and five sisters; Rose in Montana, Mary of Ladysmith and Theresa, Cecilia and Angeline at home. [Bruce News-Letter - June 30, 1949, Bruce, Wisconsin]

Engelbrecht, Clarence
Clarence Engelbrecht, 73, of Ladysmith, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Rusk County Nursing Home following a four-year battle with cancer. Clarence was born on Oct. 17, 1937, in Exeland to Henry and Lydia (Blatt) Engelbrecht. He lived in the area his entire life. Clarence married Helga (Thomas) Engelbrecht in Frankfurt, Germany on March 2, 1962. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1959-1962 while stationed in Frankfurt. He worked at the paper mill in Ladysmith for 38 years. Clarence loved fishing, hunting and spending time in the woods. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was dedicated to his family. He often wore a U.S. Navy hat of his son Gary, who served in the Navy. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ladysmith. Clarence is survived by his wife Helga; his son Gary (Shainey) Engelbrecht of Wisconsin Dells; his grandchildren Andrew, Brandon and Ravin; a brother; and four sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers. Clarence’s ashes will be buried in Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. with military honors provided by the Ladysmith Veterans Association. The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. [Ladysmith News, Ladysmith, Wis.,  Aug. 18, 2011]

Eno, Kermit
Kermit Eno died of heart attack in west
Kermit V. Eno was stricken with a heart attack May 24, while enroute to Utah, where he had employment. His untimely death came as a shock to his relatives and many friends, as he had apparently been in good health. The body was brought to Valley, Wisconsin, for burial. Funeral services were held at Valley from the United Brethern Church. Kermit was born at Munsie, Wisconsin. The early part of his life was spent at Valley, Wisconsin, where he also graduated from High School. He moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eno, to a farm north of Bruce in 1925, where he resided until he left Bruce in 1937. After leaving Bruce he spent another year at Valley, Wisconsin and then moved to Long Beach, California, where he spent the remaining years of his life. In 1927, he was united in marriage to Edna Doorn of Bruce. At the time of his death he was a member of the Masonic and Elk Lodges. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rollen Bauman of Valley, Wisconsin. His father preceded him in death in 1938. Some out of town relatives in attendance at the funeral were; Mrs. John Deems, Belmar, New Jersey; Ella Doorn, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Doorn, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Lepley, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Doorn, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Balko, all of Bruce. Kermits kindness and friendliness towards those with whom he came in contact, and his willingness to help others in need have won him a host of friends who will sadly miss him. [Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., Thurs., June 9, 1949]



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