Veterans of World War II [M - Z]

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Type of Casualty:
Killed in action - Whether at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas or 
                   if a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison 
                   camp or by being shot while escaping.
Died of Wounds   - Persons who were wounded and later died.  .
Died of injuries - Those who suffered fatal battle injuries as opposed to wounds 
                   in combat or in combat area and died in a line-of-duty status.
Died non battle  - Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or 
                   accidents, outside combat area(including training and maneuver deaths).
Finding of death - Individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 490 are 
                   designated 'FOD', finding of death.
Missing person


MACKERT: Robert William Residence: Manitowoc Inducted From : Illinois Commander, USN. World War II Service ID: 0-070030 Wife, Mrs. Edythe Agnes Mackert Killed In Action Missing In Action or Buried at Sea Monument: Honolulu, Hawii, United States U.S. Awards: Leigion of Merit Medal 1907 - June 23, 1944 Died: S. Pacific Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial Buried: Has stone in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Offer Mass For Condr. Mackert A solemn requiem high mass was offered for Commander Robert W. Mackert, U.S.N., by the Rev. Alfred Pritzl at St. Boniface Catholic church at 9 o'clock this morning. Commander Mackert was reported missing on July 3, somewhere in the south Pacific area, and his widow, the former Edythe Kadow, who has been making her home in Manitowoc since his transfer to the combat zone shortly after the first of the year, was recently given official notification by the government of his death while engaged in the line of duty. Besides the widow hi is survived by three children, (private) and his father, William Mackert of Peoria, Ill. Commander Mackert was born Sept. 3, 1907, in Peoria. He was graduated from the Naval academy at Annapolis with the class of 1931. His marriage to Miss Kadow took place Feb. 25, 1938, in St. Anthony's church in Long Beach, Calif. Two years later he transferred to the aviation branch of the service and completed this training in Pensacola, Fla. During the first two years of World War II he was a test pilot in the Navy. While visiting with his family here at the John M. Kadow home during the last Christmas holidays he received word to report in the Pacific theater of war in reply to his request for active duty. News of his transfer cut short his holiday stay in this city and he left by plane to report back to Washington D.C. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, October 24, 1944 pg. 2 ******** Photo


MADSEN: Walter G. Residence: Manitowoc Born: 1912 Enlistment Date: Oct. 15, 1940 Enlistment City: Manitowoc, Wisconsin Height: 68 Weight: 162 Pfc. 127th Inf Co E World War II Killed in action Died: Jan. 4, 1943 U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, the Philippines Place of death: New Guinea Buried: Unknown ******** 12th County Man Is Reported Killed In Action Walter Madsen Is War Victim; Two Others Are Wounded PFC Walter G. Madsen, 31, of this city, is Manitowoc county's 12th member of the armed forces to be killed in the war. Private Madsen, who left here with Company E in October, 1940, was killed in action in New Guinea Jan. 4, 1943, according to word received from the War Department in Washington by a brother, Viggo Madsen, of 3609 Division street. The message gave no details of Madsen's death. Word was also received today of the wounding of two county soldiers, PFC Ernest H. Kienbaum and Sgt. Norbert Masterlark. Private Madsen, a son of Mrs. Carrie Madsen of Lena, Wis., resided in Manitowoc five years before leaving with Company E. He was employed as a trucker by Ward Schutte just before entering the service. Being over 28 years of age he was released from service in November, 1941, and returned here only to be summoned Feb. 7, 1942. He returned to a Louisiana training camp and went overseas to Australia. Survivors are his mother; four brothers, Viggo of this city, Clifford of Fort Benning, Ga., Peter of Idaho, and Harry of Lena, Wis.; five sisters, Mrs. George Schausse of Racine, Mrs. Earl Carson and Mrs. Louis Hanson of Gillett, Wis., Mrs. Myrtle Whitney and Mrs. Buhle Bagwell of Los Angeles. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, January 26, 1943 pg. 2 ******** Photo


MADSON: Gordon P. Residence: Manitowoc, Wisconsin Enlistment Date: October 17, 1946 Pfc 19 Inf. Co. D World War II Serial No: 16 241 081 Honorable Discharge Date: April 2, 1948 Awards: Medal of Honor Buried: Gjerpen Cemetery, Cato, Wisconsin Dec. 23 1924 - July 1, 1948 ******** Gordon Palmer Madson, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Madson of the town of Cato, died yesterday at the Wisconsin General hospital in Madison where he had been a patient for five days with rheumatic fever. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Berge funeral home in Valders and at 2:30 at the Gjerpen Lutheran church, the Rev. N.A. Berntson, officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Gordon Madson was born Dec. 23, 1924 in Manitowoc. He attended Valders high school and worked on his father's farm until entering the army Oct. 12, 1946. He was discharged April 2, 1948, after overseas service in Japan. Survivors are the parents; two brothers, James and Lawrence at home; and three sisters, Vivian, Elizabeth and Jean at home. The body may be viewed at the Berge funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The family requests that there be no military rites at the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, July 2, 1948 pg. 2 ******** Photo


MAHNKE: Edward T. SCL USNR World War II Feb. 12, 1911 - March 31, 1954


MANLICK: Edward J. Cpl 907 Guard Sq AAF World War II March 13, 1918 - Jan. 16, 1966


MANNEY: Ernest F. PFC US Army World War II Feb. 11, 1905 - Feb. 20, 1975 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc, WI ***** Ernest F. Manney, 70, of 913 S. 12th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Private funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Paul H. Blaufuss will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Manney was born Feb. 11, 1905, at Royalton, Wis., son of the late Charles and Martha Levendusky Manney. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and a member of American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88 of Manitowoc. He was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co., Manitowoc, retiring in 1967. Survivors include two brothers, Ralph, of Manitowoc and Myron, of Plymouth and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home Monday morning until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Friday, February 21, 1975 P.12 ******** [bur. on Ralph T. Manney lot]


MARESH: Rudolph V. Residence: Manitowoc Born: 1914 Enlistment Date: October 15, 1940 Enlistment City: Manitowoc, Wisconsin Height: 69 Weight: 157 Pfc. 127th Inf Co E World War II Died of wounds Died: Dec. 20, 1942 U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, the Philippines Place of death: Buna New Guinea Buried: Unknown ******** Rudolph Maresh 17th Casualty, Fathers Learns Manitowoc Boy Killed December 20 In Action In New Guinea PFC Rudolph Maresh, 27, son of Vincent Maresh of 850 North Ninth street, became Manitowoc County's 17th war casualty Friday when his Father received a message from the War Department in Washington that his son had been killed in action in New Guinea December 20. Maresh left Manitowoc in October, 1940, with Company E of the Wisconsin National Guard. He was home on furlough a year and a half ago at the time of the death of his mother. His father received the last letter from his son January 10. It was written from a New Guinea camp and spoke in general terms of camp conditions and added that he was in good health. Born Here In 1914 Rudolph Maresh was born in this city in 1914 and attended public schools. Later he enrolled in the Vocational school and also was at a number of CCC camps. When additional men were needed to fill up the Company E quota before the unit went south to Camp Beauregard, La., for training, he enlisted. He is survived by his father, brother and two sisters (names omitted for privacy). Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, February 6, 1943 pg. 2 ******** Honor Soldier Posthumously PFC Rudolph Maresh Given Purple Heart A posthumous Purple Heart award has been made to Private First Class Rudolph Maresh of this city who lost his life in the New Guinea fighting last Dec. 20 and the decoration has been received by his father, Vincent Maresh, 850 North 9th street. The Purple Heart decoration was forwarded directly to the dead soldier's father by the commanding officer of the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PFC Maresh was a rifleman in a rifle platoon of Company E at the time he was killed in action. His father was informed the he knew his duties and carried them out during an attack although it cost him his life. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, April 24, 1943 pg. 3 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


MARTIN: Lloyd Henry Lieutenant (JG) US Navy World War II Aug. 19, 1914 - May 13, 1971


MARTINKAVITZ: Stanley F. Residence: Two Rivers Born: April 15, 1913 Enlistment Date: April 21, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 71 Weight: 154 Service No: 36 208 227 Pfc. Inf World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 30, 1942 Place of death: New Guinea Buried: New Guinea Cemetery: Fort McKinley, Manila, Philippine Islands Grave Number: a 9 116 ******** Another County Soldier Dies In Pacific Zone Stanley Martinkavitz of Two Rivers Is Added To List Death of Private Stanley Martinkavitz, 29, son of Adam Martinkavitz of 2012 East River street, Two Rivers, in the southwest Pacific area brings to 24 the number of Manitowoc county men who have died while in service so far in this war. Word of the Two Rivers soldier's death was received by his father in a message from the War Department. Complete details were not given in the message, but it was assumed from the wording of the message that Martinkavitz was not killed in action. Death may have resulted from wounds suffered prior to his death or from some illness. Further details were promised. Born In Two Rivers Private Stanley Martinkavitz was born in Two Rivers April 15, 1913 and received his early schooling at the Sacred Heart school. Later he attended the Vocational school and starred on the school's basketball team. He entered service on April 21, 1941 and when the 28 year old ruling went into effect returned home for three months before being called back to service. When last heard from he was in Australia. Survivors are the father and a brother, who is stationed in Texas. His mother died in 1937 and two sisters also preceded him in death. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, March, 11, 1943 pg. 2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ******** Photo


MASON: Robert Michigan T Sgt Army Air Forces World War II Buried in Manitowoc co. Nov 29 1910-June 28 1972


MATHES: Gordon D. CmG 2 USNR World War II Aug. 21, 1927 - Dec. 16, 1957


MATTES: Robert L. Residence: Kiel Born: August 22, 1925 Inducted: November 18, 1943 Pvt. 502nd Parachute Inf 101st World War II Killed in action Died: Sept. 18, 1944 U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal Monument: the Netherlands Place of death: Holland Buried: Rockville cemetery, Schleswig ******** Pvt. Smith Is Killed In Action A telegram from the war department was received Sunday afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mattes, Kiel, informing them that their son, Pvt. Robert L. Smith Mattes, a paratrooper, had been killed in action Sept. 18 in Holland. Pvt. Mattes, death is the 67th war casualty among Manitowoc county servicemen in this war. Pvt. Mattes was inducted into service Nov. 18, 1943 and received training at Fort Sheridan, Ill; Camp Wolters, Texas; and Fort Benning, Ga. Following a furlough he left for overseas in July of this year. The soldier was born in Kiel August 22, 1925, attending the Kiel graded schools and was graduated from the high school with the 1943 class. He received his Christian education at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed church, Kiel, and was confirmed in 1939. He was a member of the young peoples' organization and the Bible class of the church. Surviving the deceased are his parents, two brothers and two sisters (names omitted for privacy). At 2:15 o'clock next Sunday afternoon memorial services will be conducted at the church to which he belonged by the Rev. E.L. Worthman. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, October 9, 1944 pg. 5 ******** Mattes Services Many relatives and friends from away attended the memorial services for Private Robert Lyle Smith Mattes, aged 19, on Sunday afternoon at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church. The Rev. E.L. Worthman, officiated and the Kiel Kasper Post No. 99 of the American Legion attended the services in a body. Private Mattes was killed in action on September18th over Holland. The Mendelssohn choir of the church under the leadership of Degar P. Thiessen, sang three anthems, they were: “Lead Kindly Light,” “Jesus I Live To Thee,” and “Asleep In Jesus.” Miss Florence Wagenknecht accompanied at the organ. (Remainder is list of friends and relatives who attended.) Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, October 17, 1944


MATTHIAS: Allan J. Tec 4 US Army World War II Feb 17, 1919 - Oct 8, 1972


MAUER: Kenneth H. Tec 3 Hq Co Base 7 SOS World War II March 18 1908 - Aug 5 1954


MAUTHE: Reuben A. S Sgt. 97 Ordnance Co. World War II CR Dec. 19, 1906 - Nov. 30, 1953


MCGOVERN: Robert William Cpl US Army World War II Jan 24 1926 - Jan 16 1979


MCINTYRE: Edward F. MSgt. US Marine Corps World War II - Korea - Vietnam Jun. 9, 1916 - Apr. 17, 1982


MCKAY: Eugene H. SKSN US Navy World War II Oct. 21, 1924 - July 19, 1958


MCKENNA: Leonard E. US Army World War II Oct. 16,1919 - Aug. 4, 1977


MCMILLAN: Hyacinth H. 1st Lt Army Nurse Corps World War II Aug. 29, 1906 - May 6, 1968


MCMUNN: Stuart A. Residence: Chilton Sgt. 30th Inf. 3rd Div Service No: 16 005 811 U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Monument: Sicily & Rome, Italy Cemetery: Nettuno, Italy Grave No: E 13 16 Died: August 7, 1943 ******* STUART MCMUNN KILLED IN ACTION Sgt. Stuart McMunn, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McMunn, St. Nazianz, was killed in action in Sicily August 7 according to a telegram received by his parents from the War Department in Washington Friday evening. Sergeant McMunn, who enlisted in Milwaukee three years ago, has been overseas since last November. He was a member of an American Army unit that went to North Africa and later was assigned to a U.S. Force that invaded Sicily. Left 3 Years Ago He was born in New London, Wis., and accompanied his parents to the Town of Eaton, where they located on a farm, on route 4, Chilton. He worked on the farm for a number of years and also was employed for a time in Milwaukee. Three years ago he left his farm home to visit the State Fair in Milwaukee and never returned. He joined up with an Army recruiting officer stationed on the grounds and was sent to a training center directly from the fair. Last word received from Sergeant McMunn came in a letter he wrote to his parents from a camp in Sicily. The McMunn's moved to St. Nazianz a few weeks ago from Eaton. Survivors are the parent, a brother, and two sisters (names omitted for privacy). Sergeant McMunn's fiance, Miss Mary Vi, resides in Milwaukee. County death lists now total 34 persons in World War II. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 4, 1943 ********* Chilton Soldier Is Killed In Action Sergeant Stuart A. McMunn of Chilton has been killed in action in the North African area (including Sicily) according to an announcement from the War Department in Washington. Sergeant McMunn, son of Mrs. Amy Mcmunn, was one of 16 Wisconsin men included in the list of 608 American soldiers listed by the War Department as killed in action in the various war theaters. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, October 2, 1943 ******** Photo


MCNULTY: Etherel E. Seaman 2nd Class Seabees Unit of the US Navy World War II Mar 17 1945-June 10 1946 Dec. 11, 1927 - Aug. 17, 1981


MEIDL: Vincent J. Residence: Manitowoc, Wisconsin Enlistment Date: July 16, 1940 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 68 Weight: 125 Company: Co. C Tec. 5 1891 Engr. Aun. Bn World War II Serial No: 160051885 Honorable Discharge Date: Nov. 16, 1945 Medals: Good Conduct Medal x5 Oct 30, 1921 - Sept. 13, 1948 ******** Joint funeral services fro both victims will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Meidl was born in 1921, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Blasius Meidl. He enlisted in 1939 and served five and a half years in the India-China theater, and was honorably discharged with the rank of T/5. Since leaving the service he was employed by the Streu Construction company of Two Rivers, and prior to the accident had been employed with the firm on a paving project at Rhinelander. Meidl was a member of Holy Name society and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The latter group will conduct rites at the grave. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary Meidl of Whitelaw; two brothers, (private); six sisters, (private). The rosary will be recited at the Meidl home at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, September 13, 1948 pg. 2 ******** Photo


MEINEKE: Dale W. Tec 3 US Army World War II Jan. 12, 1927 - Jan. 27, 2000


MEISSNER: Gerald A. Residence: Manitowoc Born: 1923 Enlistment Date: September 26, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Service No: 16 046 205 Height: 67 Weight: 151 S/SG. 157th Liaison Sq. World War II Killed in action U.S. Awards: Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster Died: June 7, 1945 Place of death: Luzon, Philippines Cemetery Name: Fort McKinley, Manila, Phillipine Islands Grave Number: C 12 72 ******** Meissner Listed Action Casualty, Parents Advised Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Meissner, of 715 North Eighth street, have been advised by the war department, Washington, that their son S/Sgt. Gerald A. Miessner, 22 year old liaison pilot, reported missing in action in the Philippines last June is now listed officially as killed in action. The county's war dead in World War II now totals 173. Sergeant Meissner was lost in a plane crash June 7 while piloting an officer from Manila to Baguio, in the Philippines. Before that he had been engaged in transporting wounded by air. Born in this city in 1923 he was graduated from St. Andrew's school in 1937 and from Lincoln high school in 1941. He entered the service in September of that year and received his training in the air corps at various fields in the United States. He received his wings at Lamesa, Tex. Meissner went overseas to the south Pacific area in November, 1944. He was decorated with the air medal made in recognition of courageous service in aerial flights from Dec. 15, 1944, to Feb. 25, 1945. Later he received the oak leaf cluster to the air medal. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, two brothers and his grandfather, Rudolph Meissner, Sr. A memorial mass will be said for sergeant Meissner at the Sacred Heart church here at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, March 22, 1946 pg. 2


MELVILLE: Robert D. Melville AMM2 US Navy World War II Jan. 16, 1924 - Aug. 6, 1956


MEYER: Edmund L. Cpl Btry C 129 Fld Arty Bn World War II Oct. 7, 1915 - July 25, 1961 ******* Photo


MEYER: Marvin P. PFC. US Army World War II Sept. 15, 1910 - Nov. 11, 1973


MEYER: Reuben C. Residence: Manitowoc Born: 1905 Enlistment Date: November 1, 1920 4th Reenlistment Date: September 28, 1939 Serial No: 6 303 967 M SG. 710 Ord Co Avn World War II Died: June 19, 1942 Cause: non battle-heart attack at the base hospital Place of death: Fresno, California Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Sergeant Reuben C. Meyer, 37, of the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed at Hammer Field, Fresno, Calif, died suddenly of a heart attack in the base hospital Friday, according to a telegram received by his mother, Mrs. Henry Meyer of the town of Franklin. The body of Sergeant Meyer, who has served 20 years in the armed forces, is being sent to Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Meyer was born in the town of Manitowoc in 1905, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer. When 15 years of age he left the farm in Franklin and went to Milwaukee to be employed on lake boats. In 1921 he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to various camps. He served three years in the Hawaiian Islands and nine years ago returned home, later reenlisting in the Army Air Corps. He spent several years in the Philippines and became a mechanic tn the ground crew. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Henry Meyer of Franklin; sister, Wilma, at home; two brothers, Arthur, in the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, Kan., Norman of Franklin. His father died two years ago. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, June 20, 1942 pg. 4 ***** Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home for Master Sgt. Reuben C. Mayer, 31, who died Friday at Fresno, Calif. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. The body is enroute here from the west, accompanied by Sgt. Kenneth Moore, and will arrive late Wednesday afternoon. It may be viewed at the funeral home from Wednesday at 6 p.m. until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 22, 1942, p. 2 ******* Sergt. Reuben C. Mayer, 37, U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed at Hammer Field, Fresno, Calif., died of a heart attack at the base hospital last Friday and the body was returned here. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with burial at Evergreen. The mother, Mrs. Henry Mayer, town of Franklin, sister and two brothers survive. Manitowoc Sun Messenger, Friday, June 26, 1942, p. 2


MEYER: Robert Peter Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: March 5, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 73 Weight: 155 TEC 4 U.S. Army World War II Release Date: November 1, 1945 Cemetery: St. Gregory, Saint Nazianz, Wisconsin October 24, 1913 - November 7, 1996 ******** St. Nazianz Man Hurt in Belgium Mr. and Mrs. Math Meyer, St. Nazianz, received a telegram from the War  department on Monday informing them that their son, Cpl. Robert P. Meyer, was wounded in Belgium on Jan. 5, and that details would follow. Cpl. Meyer enlisted in the Army in March, 1942, and received his initial training at Camp Cooke, Calif., and from there he was transferred to Camp Hood, Tex., Camp Adair, Ore., and Fort Lewis, Wash., where he was in  commando training. Just two years after his enlistment he was sent to  England and in June went to France. He participated in the invasions in Normandy, Brittany, Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium, where he was wounded. He was transferred from the Third army to a tank destroyer battalion in  the Ninth army. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 24, 1945  p.2


MILLER: Andrew Residence: Two Rivers S SG. Army World War II Killed in action Died: Nov. 28, 1944 Place of death: Germany Buried: St. Avold, France ******* Andrew Miller Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Service # 36248212 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 29-Nov-44 Buried at: Plot A Row 26 Grave 1 Lorraine American Cemetery St. Avold, France Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ******** Sgt. Miller Is War Casualty, 85th In County Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller, 28, of Two rivers, a former Manitowoc resident, was killed in action in Germany Nov. 28, according to a message received by his wife, Mrs. Mayme Miller of 2116 Washington street, Two Rivers, from the War department. Death of Sergeant Miller marks the 85th casualty from Manitowoc county in World War II. He was an inductee from the city of Two Rivers leaving with a group in June, 1941, and received his training at Fort Swift and Fort Sam Houston in Texas and at Camp Polk, La. Later he was transferred to Indiantown Gap, Pa., where he received special training in mountain climbing. With Invasion forces He was moved to England with a unit in August of this year and later was a member of the invasion force on the continent and saw 36 days of continuaous action with General Patton's army. Sergeant Miller wrote his wife from Paris, Nov. 24, where he was on leave, advising that he was returning to the western front battle lines. Born in this city in 1916, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller. His father died last May and his mother resides at 214 North Sixth street. He attended the public schools here and after leaving school was employed by the Midwest Creamery company. In June, 1942, at San Antonio, Texas, he married Miss Mayne Jansky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jansky of Tisch Mills, and after his contingent moved to a new camp Mrs. Miller returned to Two Rivers to make her home. She is employed at Plant No. 1 of the Aluminum Goods company in Two Rivers. Surviving Sgt. Miller are his wife, his mother, two brothers and two sisters at Sheboygan, John and Henry, Mrs. Alex Wagner and Mrs. Ervin Nenning, and one brother, Sgt. Alex Miller who is with the army somewhere in the southwest Pacific. His brother, Henry, of Sheboygan, only recently received his discharge from the engineers at Fort Lewis, Washington. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1944 ******** KILLED-Manitowoc county's 85th war casualty is Staff sgt. Andrew Miller, 28, (Photo) Two Rivers, a former Manitwooc resident, who was killed in Germany on Nov. 28. He is the son of Mrs. Henry Miller, 214 N. Sixth street. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, December 15, 1944 P.2 ******** Photo * Medal of Honor Citation


MILLER: Harold W. Sgt Co C 5307 Comp Unit World War II BSM Sept 22 1922 - Jan 8 1967


MILLER: John S. Residence: Manitowoc Lt. U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot World War I & World War II POW: Sept. 16, 1944-June 1945 Detaining Country: Germany U. S. Medals: Air Medal, Three Oak Leaf Cluster Apr. 24, 1884-Feb. 21, 1956 ***** Lieut. John S. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Miller, 513 St. Clair street, who had been reported missing in action since Sept. 13 after a mission over Belgium, is now a German prisoner. His wife, Ruth, who makes her home in New York, received word from the Red Cross Friday, and she telephoned the Millers last night. Lieut. Miller was a pilot of a Mustang, assigned to a Ninth Air Force fighter base in France. He has been cited for outstanding performance of duty against the enemy, wearing the air medal and three oak leaf clusters and the presidential citation. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, October 28, 1944 pg. 2 ***** Liberated In a telephone conversation with their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Miller of New York City, the John L. Millers, 513 St. Clair street, learned that their son, Lt. John S. Miller, held a prisoner of the German government since on a mission over Belgium last September 12, had been liberated from Stalag 1 at Barth. The wife of Lt. Miller received word of her husband's release from the American Red Cross. He is expected home soon. Lt. Miller was a pilot of a Mustang, assigned to a Ninth air force fighter base in France. (snip) Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 24, 1945 p.2 ***** Lt. John S. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, 513 St. Clair Street has arrived in the States after being a prisoner of the Germans since September. He is expected to arrive here next week accompanied by his wife who resides in Grantwood, New Jersey. Manitowoc Herald Times June 22, 1945 pg. 4


MILLER: Vess R. Miller Captain U.S. Army World War II - Korea BSM-PH Aug. 6, 1917 - April 4, 1960


MITCHELTREE: Lawrence E. S Sgt. U.S.Army World War II Feb. 24, 1920 - Apr. 6, 1974


MITCHELTREE: Louis E. Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: November 4, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 69 Weight: 140 Serial No: 16 134 468 PFC 310 Inf. 78th Div. Co D World War II Killed in action June 21, 1922 - March 21, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Our Men In Service Mrs. Louis Mitcheltree, the former Charlotte Anderson, has received word from her husband, Pfc. Mitcheltree, that he is somewhere in Germany. He received his six weeks training as an infantryman at Camp Maxey, Tex., prior to going overseas. Previous to that he was in the medical corps attached to several air bases. He has been in service since November, 1942. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, April 5, 1945 pg. 5 ******** Families Told Sons Missing Families of two Manitowoc servicemen learned within the last few days that their sons have been reported missing in action somewhere in Germany. First Lt. Frank W. Chermak, with the Ninth air force, who has completed over 70 missions, has been unreported since Mar. 31 according to the War department report his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chermak, 1136 N. 18th street, received Friday. A Thunderbolt pilot, he wore the air medal with three oak leaf clusters. He left this country for France last June. Pfc. Louis E. Mitcheltree has been missing in action since Mar. 21, his wife, the former Charlotte Anderson, has been informed by War department officials. In his last letter to his wife he said he was somewhere in Germany and had been overseas about a month. He reported to Ft. Meade, Md., in February after spending an 11 day furlough with his wife and son. He was in the medical corps attached to the air corps stationed at Camp Grant, Ill., Tucson, Ariz., Pocatello, Idaho and Muroc, Calif., before his transfer into the infantry. He trained at Camp Maxey, Tex. He was serving with the 78th infantry division when reported missing. He enlisted in the Army in November, 1942. His brother, Sgt. Lawrence Mitcheltree, stationed in the Philippines, has been in the Army since April, 1941. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Mitcheltree, route 4 Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, April 16, 1945 pg. 2 ******** Messages Tell Death Of Three County Soldiers War department messages have been delivered to families of three county servicemen, confirming the deaths of two who earlier had been reported as missing in action on the western front, and the third being killed in fighting on Okinawa. This brings the total county dead in the present war to 130. The dead are: S/Sgt. Richard Sheraski, 925 S. 26th street Pfc. John J. Thomas, route 1, Manitowoc Pfc. Louis E. Mitcheltree, route 4, Manitowoc. The fourth casualty reported today is of a former resident of Manitowoc, Pvt. Joseph M. Brennan. (article talks of Sheraski and Thomas) Pfc. Mitcheltree, who had formerly been listed as missing in action, is now known to have been killed in action in Germany on Mar. 21. He had been overseas about a month. Before being transferred into the infantry Mitcheltree had been an enlisted man in the medical corps attached to the air corps stationed at Camp Grant, Ill., and then was transferred to Pocatello, Idaho, and Muroc, Calif. His infantry training was secured at Camp Maxey, Tex., and when he went overseas he was put into the 18th infantry division. Former Shipyards Worker (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Before his enlistment in November, 1942, he worked at the shipyards. (Article ends with Brennan) Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, May 1, 1945 pg. 2 (Note: This article covers the deaths of 4 servicemen, I have divided it to put the pertinent parts with each one.) ******** Photo


MOENIG: Carl H. PFC US Army World War II BSM - PH March 1, 1905 - Dec. 19, 1965


MOHR: Gerald James Phm. 3C USNR World War II July 2, 1921 - Dec. 5, 1947


MOLDENHAUER: James A. S Sgt. 40 Bomb GP AAF World War II Oct. 25, 1922 - Aug. 15, 1965 ***** James A. Moldenhauer, 42, president and manager of Streich Oil and Coal Co., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly of a coronary Sunday afternoon at home, 4318 Custer St., Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Paul Blaufuss will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The lifelong City of Manitowoc resident was born Oct. 25, 1922, son of the late Arthur Moldenhauer and Odessa Pugmeier Moldenhauer. He attended public schools and was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. He married Jermaine Streich May 11, 1944, at Clovis, N.M. Mr. Moldenhauer was a member of Manitowoc Marine Band for many years. The veteran of World War II served from Oct. 23, 1942, to Dec. 3, 1945, as a staff sergeant with the 25th Bomb Squadron of the 40th Bomb Group and was a year in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters of Operation. Surviving are his wife, two sons, a daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.), and his mother, Mrs. Odessa Moldenhauer, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the Manitowoc Marine Band will meet in a body at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Military graveside rites will be by Drews-Bleser Post No. 88, American Legion. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. August 16, 1965 P. 7


MONTEY: Russell R. Sgt. US Army World War II Apr. 12, 1913 - Nov. 1, 1975


MORITZ: Raymond T Sgt US Army World War II Jan 16, 1912 - May 11, 1973


MOTT: Melvin Cpl. 2022 POW Overhead Det. World War II Feb. 16, 1926 - July 2, 1949


MOTT: Sidney Mott Tec 5 6004 Army Service Unit World War II March 22, 1928 - Aug. 29, 1948


MROTEK: Gust F. Cook US Army World War II March 11,1895 - April 1, 1971


MROTEK: Roland A. TEC 5 Co. A 760 Mil. Police BN World War II Sept. 28, 1907-Sept. 1, 1955


MUEHLBAUER: Robert R. PFC Mil. Police Co. World War II Jan. 19, 1924 - Sept. 7, 1970


MUELLER: William Henry S1 U.S. Navy World War II July 23, 1917 - Aug. 25, 1983


MUHOWSKI: Gerald W. Cpl. Air Corp World War II May 7, 1929 - Feb. 15, 1949


MULLINS: William F. Pvt. Trp F 8 Calvary World War II Aug. 22, 1897 - June 18, 1961


MURPHY: John F. Residence: Grimms Pvt. 31st Div Co C World War II Died: July 11, 1945 Cause: POW - died of disease Place of death: Philippines Buried: Unknown ******** 3 Manitowoc County Soldiers Reported Dead Two Manitowoc county soldiers, reported missing in action in the Philippines three years ago have now been officially listed as dead. They are: Pvt. Gardy J. Havlichek, 25, of Branch. Pvt. John Francis Murphy, 19, of Grimms. Another county man was also reported killed on Okinawa, in a message to the parents from the war department. He is Cpl. Sylvester R. Koerner, 23, of route 1, Cato. The three additional deaths reported today brings the number of Manitowoc soldiers killed in World War II to 156. Dies of Illness John Murphy, Sr., former Grimms tavern operator, now living at 1148 Doty street, Green Bay, received the telegram yesterday from the War Department that his son, John Francis, 19, who enlisted in the U.S. army February 26, 1940, had died of illness July 11, 1942. He had been erroneously reported "missing in action" since 1942. The message made it plain that Private Murph6y had died of illness and not from wounds. The Grimms soldier enlisted at Green Bay five years ago, while still a senior at Reedsville high school. He received his training in California and was attached to the 131 division when sent to Manila. He was stationed there at the time of the outbreak of the Japanese war and it is presumed that he was on Corregidor when it fell to the Japs. Evidently he died while a prisoner of the Japs. Last September the parents received word their son had been turned over to Germany by the Japs. Now it develops this story was in error, as the Grimms soldier was confused with another John Murphy. Born at Oconto in 1923, Private Murphy accompanied his parents when they located at Grimms. He is survived by his parents, three brothers (private); four sisters (private). A memorial mass will be offered for Private Murphy at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Maple Grove, Thursday morning, July 5. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, June 28, 1945 (Note: This article covers the deaths of 3 servicemen, I have divided it to put the pertinent parts with each one.)


NACK: Norman B. CPL US Army World War II Aug. 12, 1922 - Oct. 16, 1972


NAGEL: Walter J. S. Sgt. 475 Fighter Gp. AAF World War II March 28, 1917 - July 8, 1969


NAIBERT: Elmer A. Pvt. US Army World War II - Korea Jan. 21, 1922 - Sept. 26, 1981


NAIDL: Michael J. Residence: Manitowoc Born: 1903 Enlistment Date: Nov. 24, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee Pvt. US Army World War II Height: 66 Weight: 131 Died: Sept. 4, 1949 Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc Wisconsin ***** 525 in U.S. Die Over Labor Day Week End Two County Men Are Victims of Road Accidents Hungerford of Quarry and Naidl of Cato Are Struck by Two Autos Two highway fatalities were recorded in Manitowoc county over the Labor Day week end, both victims being struck as they stood or walked along highways into the path of oncoming cars. The dead: Harry Hungerford, 42, of Quarry. (photo) Michael J. Naidl, 46, of Cato. (photo) Coroner Theodore Teitgen, who was called to both crashes-one late Saturday night and the other Sunday evening-said inquests will be held. Hungerford, father of three chidlren, was fatally injured as he stood talking on highway 151 with an unknown motorist in the driveway of the Oscar Ullness farm, a mile and a half west of Silver Lake. He was hit by a car driven by Leo R. Schroeder, of 736 North Seventh street, according to traffic officer Henry Pleuss and deputy Andrew Balog, who were called. Schroeder siad he was blinded by the lights of the parked car on the shoulder of the road. Hungerford's car was parked partly in the Ullness driveway while the stranger's auto was close by. The impact from the Schroeder car crushed Hungerford between the two other cars. He suffered a fractured skull and compound fractures of both legs and died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at the Holy Family hospital. Motorist Drives Away Coroner Teitgen said that in the confusion following the accident the unknown motorest got in his car and drove toward Manitowoc and his identity was not learned. Officers learned that Hungerford had taken his daughter, (private), and girl friend to a dance at English lake early Saturday evening and had promised to pick them up at 11:30. The accident, according to the traffic officers, occurred at 11:45. Mr. Schroeder was accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lewis of 1318 South 18th street. They were enroute for a short trip into the country at the time. Michael J. Naidl of Cato, a veteran of World War II, was struck and killed as he walked across highway 10, a short distace (sic) west of the junction with highway 148, in Cato, at 9:15 Sunday evening, according to officer Henry Pleuss and deputy Andrew Balog. The driver of the car, (private), 21, of route 1, Cato, who was westbound, said his view was blinded by the light of an eastbound automobile and he did not see Naidl until almost upon his (sic). The latter suffered a fractured skull. Passenger is Cut (private), 21, of Cato, riding with Schuh, suffered lacerations of the arm, when the sudden stopping of the Schuh care hurled him against the windshield. Coroner Teitgen said that (private), driving a car ahead of the Schuh car, said he noticed Naidl crossing the highway but was able to swerve to one side and avoided hitting him. However Naidl was caught by the Schuh car, following behind the Kelley vehicle. The two deaths over the week end brought to 12 the number of traffic fatalities in the county so far in 1949. Funeral services for Harry (Continued on Page 2, Co. 2) TWO COUNTY MEN ACCIDENT VICTIMS (Continued from Page 1) Ralph Hungerford will be held at the Berge funeral home, Valders, with burial in the West Lutheran church cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after Wednesday noon. Mr. Hungerford was born in Madison in 1907 and in 1927 married Miss Emma Robinson of Lodi. They located later in Florida, moving to Quarry three years ago. He was employed in the Nestle company condensary at Valders. Survivors are his wife; daughter, at home; two sons (Survivors omitted for privacy.) and his father, Ralph of Florida. Born In Cato Michael J. Naidl, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Naidl, was born in Cato in 1903 and has been employed on the Daniel Dugan farm in Cato in recent years. He never married. He entered the service in 1942 and trained at Camp Wolters, Tex. He was discharged the following year. Survivors are five brothers, Charles, Frank and Jake of Whitelaw, George of Racine and Edward of route 5, Manitowoc; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Hynek of this city, Mrs. Joseph Yanda and Mrs. Hardy Shavlik of Whitelaw and Mrs. Albert Jung of Branch. Funeral services for Mr. Naidl will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Urbanek and Schei (sic) funeral home, and at 10 o'clock at the Holy Innocents church, the Rev. E.A. Radey officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1949 P.2


NAPIERALA: Alois Sgt. Co. 12 Infantry Regt World War II June 6, 1893 - June 6, 1964


NEHRING: Howard George Pfc Co A 143 Infantry World War II BSM April 23, 1926 - Nov 3, 1964


NEIDL: Norbert W. Residence: Manitowoc Born: November 11, 1917 Enlistment Date: January 14, 1944 Serial No: 937599 Pvt. USMCR World War II Wife, Mrs. Norbert W. Neidl Died: Oct. 9, 1944 Cause: Died of Wounds Place of death: Southwest Pacific Buried: St. Marys cemetery, Brillion ******** Neidl Dies In Pacific Zone Pvt. Norbert W. Neidl, 28, U.S. Marine, died of wounds received in action Oct. 9 in the southwest Pacific theater of war, his wife, Mildred, was notified Thursday. The message from the Navy department said that he was buried in a cemetery at Peleliu. With a motor transport division, Neidl entered the Marine Corps Jan. 14, 1944, and was sent to San Diego for boot training. He went into the Pacific area in July, and had seen action at Guam and Guadalcanal. He was born at Brillion on Nov. 11, 1917, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Neidl. His parents died during his youth, and since he was 11 years old had been living with his aunt, Mrs. Anna Kabat, 816 Buffalo Street. He attended St. Boniface parochial and Lincoln high schools. At the time of his induction, Neidl was employed by the Olson Transportation company. He served as a member of Co. E. 127th infantry, of the Wisconsin National Guard, having the rating of Corporal. Neidl took as his wife the former Mildred VandeHey on Dec. 31, 1939, and she survives with a two year old daughter. The Neidls are living at 1010 S. 12th street. Neidl never had a furlough during his military service. A requiem high mass will be offered for the deceased at St. Boniface Catholic church at 9 a.m. Tuesday. At 7 p.m. on Monday the rosary will be recited in the church. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, October 27, 1944 pg. 2


NELSON: Edwin J. PFC Army Advisory GP World War II March 19, 1928 - June 27, 1965 ***** Edwin J. Nelson, (Photo) 37, veteran of World War II and active in American Veterans of World War II, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, where he had been a patient five days. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Nelson and family resided on Rt. 2, Sheboygan Falls, since September. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Nelson was born March 19, 1928, at Manitowoc, son of Edwin F. and Agatha S. Mrotek Nelson. He attended Manitowoc public schools and married Margaret Schmidt at St. Mary Church Feb. 28, 1950. Mr. Nelson served during the second World War overseas with an Army advisory group. He was elected state commander of the Amvets of Wisconsin at Sturgeon Bay in June of 1954 and had been a past commander of the Charles Karling Post No. 21 of Amvets of Manitowoc as well as serving as senior vice commander on the state level and as adjutant to the former Manitowoc post commander. He had been employed as a salesman for Terp Mobile Home Sales. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Military rites at graveside will be by Amvets Post No. 99. Manitowoc Herald Times–Two Rivers Reporter, Mon., 28 June 1965, page 13


NELSON: Wayneworth E. Residence: Valders Serial No: 16 096 103 Staff Sgt. 15th Air Force Radio Operator Gunner World War II Killed in action Jan 25, 1921 - Feb 23, 1944 Place of death: Germany Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section 84 Site 148 Burial Location: St. Louis, Missouri Group Burial: 3574 GB-515 WWII returned from overseas Buried in same grave with: 1/Lt Joseph F. Altemus, S/Sgt Harold C. Carter, 1/Lt George M. Goddard Jr., S/Sgt John A. Goldbach, T/Sgt Oscar W. Houser, S/Sgt Roy E. Hughes, 1/Lt Haig Kandarian, S/Sgt Rexford H. Rhodes & 1/Lt Charles F. Spickard Buried: Memorial at Our Savior cemetery, Valders ******** Valders Airman Is Missing In Action Staff Sergeant Wayneworth E. Nelson, 24, radio operator-gunner on a Liberator bomber has been reported missing in action over Germany since Feb. 22. Word that their son was missing was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Nelson of Valders on Tuesday. On Monday they had a letter from their son, written Feb. 20 Sergeant Nelson entered service a year ago in September and has been overseas since October 1943. Herald Times Reporter Thursday, March 23, 1944 pg. 20 ******** Give Official Report On Missing Flier A Ward Department casualty list released today in Washington carried the name of Staff Sergeant Wayneworth E. Nelson of Valders as missing in action in the European area. The Herald Times reported on March 23 that Sgt. Nelson, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Nelson of Valders, had been missing over Germany since Feb. 22. He was a radio operator-gunner on a Liberator bomber. Herald Times Reporter Tuesday, April 18, 1944 pg. 4


NEMECEK: Antone L. Pvt Co. D. 30 Infantry June 20, 1916 - July 25, 1962


NEUMANN: Robert V. Pfc 506 Parachute Infantry World War II BSM Jan. 22, 1926 - Feb. 8 1959


NEWTON: Dewey R. AS US Navy World War II Apr. 4, 1910 - Sep. 10, 1975


NICHOLSON: Robert E. Residence: Manitowoc Rapids Born: August 5, 1922 Enlistment Date: October 6, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 68 Weight: 160 S/SGT. Army World War II Combat: 404th Bomber Squadron 28th Bomber Killed in action U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Died: March 27, 1944 Place of death: Asia Buried: Unknown ******** Missing In War Action Sergeant Robert Nicholson, 23, of Manitowoc Rapids, a tail gunner on a B-24 bomber, has been reported missing in action on March 26 in the Asiatic theater of operations. Sergt Nicholson, who entered service in October, 1942, is a son of the late Robert and Inez Thayer Nicholson, who has resided at Rapids. He was inducted four months after his father died. A welder at the Manitowoc Ship Building Company before entering the service, Sergt. Nicholson is one of seven children, two others being in the service, including one being a half brother. He also has a sister residing here. Herald Times Reporter Friday, April 14, 1944 pg. 2 ******** Listed Officially As Missing In Action Names of two county men were included on War Department casualty lists today as missing in action. The Herald Times has already reported them missing on the basis of information received by their families. The men are: Technical Sergeant Clinton Wusterbarth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wusterbarth of F-8-L Custerdale, missing in the Italian war theater; and Sergeant Robert Nicholson, 23, of Manitowoc rapids, missing in the Asiatic theater of operations. The former has been missing since Feb. 23, only 8 days after his parents received word he had been wounded. Sgt. Nicholson has been missing since March 26. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, April 22, 1944 pg. 2 ******** Sgt. Nicholson Listed As Dead S/Sgt. Robert E. Nicholson, 23, of Manitowoc Rapids, who was reported as missing in action on Mar. 26, 1944, has been listed officially dead by the War department, his sister, Juanita, seaman second class in the WAVES, Oakland, Calif., has been advised. Sgt. Nicholson was a tail gunner aboard a B-24 bomber which was lost on its first mission in the Asiatic theater of operations. The entire crew is believed dead. Sgt. Nicholson was born in Manitowoc on Aug. 5, 1922, the son of the late Robert and Inez Thayer Nicholson. He was raised at the Odd Fellows home in Green Bay and entered service from here in October 1942. He was a welder at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company at the time of his induction. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Sgt. Nicholson was graduated from the Harlingen army gunnery school at Harlingen, Tex., when he qualified as an expert aerial trigger-man, and for a brief time was stationed at Bowen field Boise, Idaho, before going overseas. Herald Times Reporter Monday, April 23, 1945 pg. 2


NICKSON: Joseph G. Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. 405th Inf. 102nd Div World War II Killed in action Monument: the Netherlands U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Died: Dec. 10, 1944 Place of death: Germany Buried: Marqratten, Holland ******** Pvt. Nickson, 32, Killed on Dec. 10 Pvt. Joseph G. Nickson, 32, of Frankfort Mich., husband of the former Elane (sic) Wetenkamp of this city, was reported killed in action in Germany on Dec. 10. He was a member of the 405th infantry, Ninth army, and entered service in 1944 from Frankfort. He was sent to Sheppard field, Tex., for training. From there he was stationed at Camp Swift, Tex., and then Fort Dix, N.J. He left from there to go overseas to France last September. He had been in the European theater only two months. Pvt. Nickson was born in Aurora, Ill, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nickson, who later established their residence in Frankfort. After his graduation from the Frankfort high school, and for several years prior to the war he was associated with his brothers in the Nickson garage. Before entering the service he was employed at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. Nickson and Miss Wetenkamp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wetenkamp of this city, where united in marriage on Oct. 7, 1939. Survivors are his wife, a 14-month-old son (Survivor omitted for privacy.), who live here; his mother, Mrs. Mary Nickson, Frankfort; two brothers and two sisters, (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Memorial services for the late soldier will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist church at Frankfort. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 17, 1945 P.2


NIELSEN: Hans E. Pvt 7 Inf 3 Inf Div World War II Died in Italy Oct. 9, 1924 - Sept. 25, 1945


NIELSEN: Holger M. Ensign US Coast Guard World War II Dec. 7, 1898 - April 17, 1949


NITKA: Michael Pvt. Btry D 815 AAA AW BN World War II Nov. 22, 1905 — June 24, 1967


NIXON: John Edward Nixon Tec 3 17 Signal Co World War II July 7 1918 - Jan 24 1969


NONNEMACHER: Allen Tec 5 US Army World War II Jan. 1, 1923 - Aug. 2, 1976


NOVAK: Charles G. Residence: Reedsville Enlistment Date: July 1, 1940 Enlistment City: Wausau, Wisconsin Height: 73 Weight: 171 Flt 0 351 Bomb Gp AAF World War II PH Apr. 20, 1919 - Feb. 26, 1943 Cause: Airplane crash Place of death: Biggs Fld, Texas Buried: St. Marys cemetery, Reedsville ******** Flight Officer Novak Killed Reedsville Man Dies In Texas Air Crash Flight Officer Charles Novak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Novak of Reedsville, was killed in the crash of an Army plane at Biggs Field, near El Paso, Texas, Friday. News of his death was contained in a message to Novak’s parents from the commanding officer at Biggs Field. Before entering the service Novak worked in CCC camps from October, 1938, to July, 1940. He enlisted and was sent to Fort Lewis, Wash., to serve in an anti-tank battalion. There he was promoted to supply sergeant and technician. He was graduated from the Hancock college of aeronautics at Santa Maria, Calif., last August. Early in January Novak completed his advanced flying training at Williams Field, Chandler, Ariz., receiving his wings and rating of flight officer at the graduation exercises. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 27, 1943 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for Flight Officer Charles Novak Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Novak of Reedsville, who was killed near El Paso, Tex., last Friday, in the crash of an Army bomber while on a routine training flight, will be held Thursday morning at Reedsville. The body was scheduled to arrive in Manitowoc by train this afternoon and was to be taken to the E. J. Shimon funeral home at Reedsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church with the Rev. William Koutnik officiating. Burial will be in the new St. Mary’s cemetery. According to a letter written on Feb. 8 and received by Novak’s parents, he was the co-pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress and would have completed his training about the end of March. He enlisted in the Army in July, 1940, after serving in CCC camps for two years. He was sent to Fort Lewis, Wash., and there served in an anti-tank battalion, advancing to the rank of supply sergeant and technician. He was graduated from Hancock college of aeronautics at Santa Maria, Calif., last August and received his wings at Williams Field, Chandler, Ariz., in January. He was born April 20, 1919 on a farm at West Maple Grove, and was a graduate of Reedsville high school. Besides his parents the survivors are five brothers, Private John J. Novak of Camp Hale, Calif, Raymond of Racine, Ralph, Joseph and Jerome at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Jerome Thielen of Racine, Gertrude of Manitowoc and Helen at home. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 2, 1943 P. 2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


NOVAK: John J. Pfc U.S. Army World War II May 29, 1920 - Dec. 19, 1972


O'CONNELL: Norbert J. Residence: Reedsville Tec 5. 4th Cav. Recon Squad Tank Div World War II Killed in action Died: June 30, 1944 Place of death: France Interred in Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France ******** Norbert J. O'Connell Technician Fifth Class, U.S. Army Service # 36235189 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 30-Jun-44 Buried at: Plot A Row 14 Grave 26 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php


O'CONNOR: Margaret 1st Lt Regional L. Sta. Hosp. World War II Oct. 18, 1903 - March 26, 1962


OLSON: Orville G. PFC U.S. Army World War II May 10, 1920 - July 2, 1972


O'MALLEY: Francis J. Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: October 15, 1940 Enlistment City: Manitowoc, Wisconsin Height: 69 Weight: 148 Serial No: 20 646 718 Sgt. 127 Inf. Co. E 32nd Div World War II Killed in action Jan. 29, 1920/July 29, 1944 Place of death: New Guinea Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Bodies of Eight County Veterans To Be Returned The casketed remains of eight Manitowoc county veterans of World War II, all killed in the fighting against the Japs in New Guinea and the Phillipines, being returned to their home communities from government cemeteries in the South Pacific, are due to arrive in Manitowoc in June. Seven of the veterans are from this city and one from route 2, Two Rivers.  .... All will be accompanied by a uniformed army escort from the Chicago distribution center of the American graves registration division. They are Pfc. Wencel E. Kubsch, Cpl. Sylvester Hablewitz, Sgt. Francis J. O'Malley, Private Elton Hovi, Private Chester Tadych, Pfc. Harold J. Huebner, Staff Sgt. John Rehak, all of this city and Staff Sgt. Anthony Damman, of route 2, Two Rivers. .... The government provides the casket, transportation from overseas, a flag,  headstone, and a military escort. Sergeant Francis J. O'Malley, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Malley of 1130 Washington street, was killed in action in New Guinea August 29, 1944, and  was buried temporarily in the Finschaffen temporary cemetery in New Guinea. Wounded, Back To Unit He was born in this city in 1920, was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1940, and enlisted in Company E of the Wisconsin National Guard and accompanied the unit to Camp Beauregard, La. He went overseas to New Guinea and as a  corporal, participated in the Buna campaign, where he was wounded in December, 1943. He returned to his unit and was fatally wounded later. The parents, two sisters and a brother survive. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 31, 1948 p.12 ******** Photo


O'MALLEY: Lloyd E. Residence: Two Rivers Sgt. Coast Arty Corps 634th AA AW bn World War II May 27, 1923 - June 7, 1947 Cause: Motorcycle accident/hemothorax Place of death: Pittsburg, California Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


OPICHKA: Louis PFC US Army World War II Jan. 31, 1916 - Jan. 4, 1977


ORVIS: Arthur H. Cpl. 247 Base Unit AAF World War II June 10, 1925 - Aug. 25, 1968


OSULSON: Sylvester Pvt. 375 Port BN TC World War II Nov. 3, 1903 - Jan. 16, 1962


OVERLEE: Raymond C. Pvt. BTRY C 932 AAA AW BN World War II M__ 12, 1914 - May 21, 1966


PALZER: Clarence E. Phm1 USNR World War II May 8 1913 - Oct 24 1950


PAPROCKI: Walter L. Pvt Medical Dept World War II Jan 22 1900 - Nov 6 1965


PARENT: Melvin I. Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: September 1943 Pvt. 354th Inf Co A World War II Killed in action Serial No: 36 981 854 Died: March 26, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Iron Mountain Cemetery Park Nov. 19, 1924 - Mar. 26, 1945 ******** Memorial Mass For Parent On Tuesday A memorial high mass will be offered at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Andrew church by the Rev. Henry Letz for Pvt. Melvin Parent of Manitowoc, died Mar. 26 in Germany. Parent is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Parent of Two Rivers, and had been overseas since last November when he was fatally wounded. His wife, the former Priscilla Fricke, resides at 2109 S. Tenth street. The local soldier is survived by his wife, parents, six sisters and three brothers. He had been in the employ of the Hamilton Mfg. company prior to his entrance into service in May, 1944. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 16, 1945 P.5


PARMA: William E. PFC Medical Department World War II April 4, 1900 - Oct. 26, 1963


PARTENSKI: Edward A. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. Forward observer Grp World War II Killed in action Died: Feb. 15, 1945 Place of death: Luzon, Philippines Buried: Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Phillipine Islands Grave No: F 4 47 Burial Memorial: St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisonsin ******** Pvt. Partenski Dies On Luzon It was reported today that Edward A. Partenski, 29, son of John Partenski, route 1, Manitowoc, was killed in action near Paldit, Luzon, on Feb. 15, while serving as a forward observer in the front lines. The official War department communication reported that he was killed as the result of explosion of a Japanese mortar shell. He was serving in the front lines as part of a forward observer group whose duty it is to adjust artillery fire on the Japanese. Pfc. Partenski graduated from Lincoln high school in the class of 1934 and until the time of his induction in 1941 worked on his father's farm. He was stationed at Camp Carson, Colo., and was sent overseas from San Francisco in December, 1942. He served in the New Guinea campaigns and the last letter he wrote was dated Jan. 7, this year, and came from New Guinea. The notice of his death was the first information that his father had of his whereabouts and change of location. He is survived by his father; two brothers, Cpl. John J., now serving with the Army in France and Chester at home; three sisters, Mrs. George Damas of Chicago, Adele and Wanda at home. A high mass will be celebrated in his memory on Monday by the Rev. John S. Landowsky at St. Marys Church in Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, March 21, 1945 pg. 2


PASCH: Charles F. 3 Sgt 390 AAF Bomb GP World War II Dec 31, 1915 - Jan 10, 1945


PAUL: Edwin F. PFC U.S. Army World War II June 20, 1910 - April 23, 1972


PAUL: Lorton J. Residence: Two Rivers, Wisconsin Enlistment Date: February 25, 1943 Cpl Co F 114 Infantry World War II PH Prisoner Of War Report Date: January 6, 1945 Latest Report Date: July 16, 1945 Detaining Country: Germany Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official Release Date: November 26, 1945 Jan 3, 1914 - April 18, 1972 ******** Lorton Paul Is Missing, Word PFC, Lorton Paul, with the Seventh U.S. Army in France, is missing in action since Jan. 6, according to a message received by his wife, Ellen, who is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neveau, in Two Rivers. Private Paul came to Two Rivers from Milwaukee and was employed by the Hamilton company and entered the service February 25, 1943. Last September his unit was sent to France. In November he was wounded and received the purple heart, later returning to the front lines. Lieut. Edward J. Weiss, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Weiss, and Pvt. Louis Barsul, both of Two Rivers, had previously been reported missing in action in the big drive started by the Germans Dec. 16. No further information has been received on either case. PFC. Albert Kleckner, living north of Two Rivers was reported missing in action Dec. 12, just before the big drive started and no further word has been received from him. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 23, 1945  p.2 ******** PRISONER Mrs. Mary Paul of Two Rivers, wife of Pfc. Lorton Paul, 32, who was reported missing in action in France Jan. 6, was advised in a letter from him that he is a prisoner of the Germans. He indicated that he and other prisoners were shortly to be moved to a new location. Pfc. Paul was inducted Feb. 25, 1943, received his basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash., then went to Louisiana and completed his training at Camp Phillips, Kans. Last September the unit went directly to France and became involved in action almost from the day of landing. Mrs. Paul and son, Peter James are living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neveau in Two Rivers. The soldier's father, Henry Paul, lives in Milwaukee. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, March 31, 1945 p.2 ******** Lorton J. Paul, 58, of 1632 25th St., Two Rivers, a past commander of Eleven Gold Star Post 1248, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and an industrial engineer at Hamilton Mfg. Co., Two Rivers, for many years, died shortly after noon Tuesday at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. William Scheer officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Paul was born Jan. 3, 1914, at Milwaukee, son of the late Henry and Mathilda Blasing Paul. He was an overseas veteran of World War II. He came to Two Rivers in 1938 and married Mary Ellen Neveau at St. Luke Catholic Church June 28, 1941. Besides being a past commander of the Two Rivers VFW post, he was also a past commander of the Manitowoc County Council of Veterans of Foreign Wars and was also active in the earlier years with the Two Rivers Jaycees. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, two sons and three grandchildren (names omitted for privacy). A daughter preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon. Military graveside rites at Holy Cross Cemetery will be conducted by the VFW. Herald Times Reporter Wednesday, April 19, 1972 pg. 6-T


PAULOW: Francis B. Residence: Two Rivers Enlistment Date: April 21, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 70 Weight: 135 Serial No: 36 208 244 Pfc. 128th Inf. Co D World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 30, 1942 Place of death: New Guinea Buried: New Guinea Cemetery Name: Fort McKinley, Manila, Philippine Islands Grave No: F 9 40 ******** County's War Casualty List Growing Two More Killed In Action, Sylvester Hablewitz and Francis Paulow Two more names were added today to Manitowoc county's list of war casualties, raising the total to 19. They were: Corp. Sylvester “Sally” Havlewitz, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hablewitz, Sr., of 901 S. 20th street, Manitowoc. PFC Francis B Paulow, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Paulow, 2501 14th street, Two Rivers. Parents of the two Manitowoc county soldiers were notified by the War department Thursday night that their sons had been killed in action on the New Guinea front on the same day, Dec. 30. (This part of article about Hablwitz) Francis Paulow left Two Rivers with a group of selectees on April 23, 1941 and first served at Camp Livingston, La. Just before leaving for overseas duty he was stationed st Fort Ord, Calif. A letter received by his parents in June of last year revealed that he was in Australia. The last heard from Paulow was a letter to his brother, Pvt, John Paulow, 22, stationed at Camp Adair, Ore., in December. It followed a letter to his mother received at Two Rivers the latter part of November. Another brother, Corporal Daniel Paulow, 19, is stationed in Chicago and still another brother, Louis, 24, will leave Wednesday for the armed forces. A sister, Beatrice, 16, and a brother Theodore, 12, both students at the high school in Two Rivers, survive along with the parents. Francis B. Paulow was born in Chicago August 19, 1916 and three years later, September 8th, 1919, the family moved to Two Rivers to make their home. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, January 22, 1943 pg. 2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ******** Photo


PEACHEY: Gerald Ross (VA list has Peachy) Residence: Manitowoc Born: December 14, 1920 Enlistment Date: September 12, 1939 Pharmacist's mate 3c, USN. World War II Serial No: 2999694 Assigned Unit: Canacao Naval Hospital Parent Unit: 16th Naval District Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Peachey Prisoner of war record. Died or killed in prisoner of war status POW Report Date: May 6, 1942 Detaining Country: Japan Died: Oct. 24, 1944 U.S. Awards: Purple Heart, Victory Medal Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, Philippine Islands Place of death: off China coast POW Camp/Notes: died on Arisan Maru Cemetery: Fort Logan, Denver, Colorado Buried: at sea ******** Parents Learn Sons Lose Lives In Philippines Official confirmation has been received from a naval source by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Peachey, 1115 Manila street, that their son, Gerald Ross Peachey, 24, pharmacist's mate third class, USN, who was held captive by the Japanese in the Bilibid prisoner of war camp in the Philippine islands, was lost when a Japanese ship bearing American prisoners to the Jap mainland was torpedoed and sank. Another navy casualty announced today is that of Chief Machinist Herbert Louis Gerl, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gerl, 436 N. Sixth street, had been killed in action. Information was lacking in the message as to how and when he was killed. Ship Torpedoed The message received by the Peacheys said “It has been ascertained on Oct. 11, 1944, your son, who was held captive by the Japanese in the Bilibid prisoner of war camp in the Philippine islands was placed on board a Japanese freighter, apparently en route to Japan....The ship anchored in a cove of an island between 200 and 300 miles from Manila, six days before it returned to Manila. From there in a convoy of Japanese ships proceeded in a general northward direction. On Oct. 24, 1944, this sip which bore no mark to indicate it carried prisoners of war was torpedoed and sunk off Shoonan, eastern coast of China.” Peachey was a native of Woodstock, Ill., and lived there until the time of his enlistment into the navy. His parents, who came here from Woodstock two years ago, survive with one brother, Clayton and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther Peachey of Waupun, Wis. (Remainder of article about Gerl.) Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, July 6, 1945 pg. 2


PECH: Gardy W. Pvt. Medical Dept. World War II July 20, 1923 - Aug. 27, 1970


PEROUTKA: Leonard J. T/Sgt H&H Det. 320 Ord BN World War II Jan. 27, 1911 - March 5, 1972 ***** Leonard J. Peroutka, 61, of 425A N. Fifth St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Sunday evening at home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Cyril VanHeeswyk will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Peroutka was born Jan. 27, 1911, at Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph and Helen Auton Peroutka. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, with the Class of 1929. He was a World War II Veteran serving from March 16, 1942 until Oct. 12, 1945 as technical sergeant of the 320 ordinance battalion. He was plant operater at Manitowoc Sewage Plant. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Civil Defense Unit and Manitowoc Submarine Club. Survivors include a brother, Leo, of Manitowoc and a nephew (Survivors omitted for privacy.). Friends may call at the funeral home, State Street entrance, from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 6, 1972


PERRY: Delphos J. Sgt Co A 64 Inf Tng Bn World War II Nov 25 1905 - Sept 6 1959


PETERS: Eugene PFC 414 AAA Gun BN CAC World War II June 10, 1905 - Oct. 2, 1957


PETERS: George W. Cpl US Marine Corps Res. World War II July 5, 1925 - Feb. 23, 1971 ***** George W. Peters, 45, of 1001 Sherwood Lane, Santa Ana, Calif., died Tuesday at Santa Ana. Mr. Peters was born July 5, 1925, at Manitowoc, son of Mrs. Sylvia Hendres Peters and the late John Peters. Survivors include his wife, his mother, Mrs. Slvia Peters, of Manitowoc; a son and a daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.); a brother, Earl, of Manitowoc, and two sisters, Mrs. George (Dorothey) Nicholson of Manitowoc and Mrs. Kenneth (June) Koltz of Beaver Dam. Funeral arrangements will be announced Thursday by Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 24, 1971 ******** Graveside services for George W. Peters, 45, of 1001 Sherwood Lane, Santa Ana, Calif., who died Tuesday at Santa Ana, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. The Rev. Paul Blaufuss will officiate. Military services will be performed by the American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88 at the graveside. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 26, 1971


PETERSON: Otto M. Cpl HO Bn 2 Marine Div World War II June 16, 1926 - April 28, 1949


PETRICK: Kenneth John Residence: Manitowoc 1 Lieut U.S. Marine Corps World War II Oct. 12, 1924 - March 24, 1947 Cause: Airplane crash Place of death: Pensacola, Florida Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc


PETROSKI: Albert N. Sgt Svc Co 127 Infantry World War II BSM Oct 8 1916 - Nov 1 1965


PIERCE: Donald Ward Pvt U S Army World War II Oct. 23, 1917 - July 12, 1972


PIERSON: Schuyler J. TSgt US Army World War II Jan. 5, 1915 - March 26, 1973 ***** Schuyler J. Pierson, 58, of 1503 Philippen St., Manitowoc, died Monday. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Uranek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Ther Rev. Paul H. Blaufuss will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Pierson was born Jan. 5, 1915, at Chicago, son of Archie Pierson and the late Bernice Mathieson Pierson. He was a merchant seaman and served in the Army from 1938 to 1944. Survivors include his father of Scales Mound, Ill., a brother, William, and an uncle, Albert Pierson, of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home, Ninth Street entrance, from 6 to 8 o'clock this Tuesday evening and Wednesday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. March 27, 1973


PINGER: Edwin J. Residence: Cato Pvt. U.S. Army World War II Enlistment Date: Jan. 28, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Branch: Branch Immaterial-Warrant Officers Grade: Private Height: 69 Weight: 169 Release Date: Nov. 14, 1945 Nov. 23, 1909 – Dec. 12, 1979 ******** TO CAMP One of the county draftees now stationed at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Edwin J. Pinger, is to be transferred shortly to a government training camp in Tennessee. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pinger of Kellnersville. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, March 20, 1941 pg. 17 ******** Our Men In Service Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. John Pinger of Kellnersville that their son, Corporal Edwin J. Pinger, has arrived safely overseas. He has been in service since Jan. 28, 1941. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, May 3, 1943 pg. 5 ******** Photo


PIVONKA: Francis E. U.S. Navy World War II Nov. 12, 1918 -


PLANTICO: Donald L. TEC 5 US Army World War II Aug. 5, 1913 - May 1, 1975


PLOEDERL: John J. Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: April 21, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 65 Weight: 122 S SG. Infantry World War II Killed in action Died: April 2, 1944 Place of death: Burma Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Ploederl Killed In Action On Special Mission Staff Sergeant John J. (Jack) Ploederl, 26, was killed in action in Burma on April 2, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ploederl, 1910 Columbus street, from the War Department this morning. His parents have had no word from him since January, when he left India to go on a special mission in Burma, but they had heard of him through his commanding officer. Sergeant Ploederl had been in the army since before Pearl Harbor, enlisting in April, 1941. After one year of training at Camp Livingston he went overseas to Australia and then took part in the fighting against the Japanese in New Guinea. He returned to Australia in Feb. 1943 and last September volunteered to go to India. He was with an infantry unit and in January of this year he was assigned to a special mission in Burma. His parents recently has a letter from his commanding officer, Major E.T. Hancock, reporting that their son's health was fine and telling them to be sure and write because even though he could not write he could get all the letters they sent to him. Sergeant Ploederl was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 1936 and prior to enlisting in the service had been employed at Klein's grocery store. Survivors are the parents, one brother and one sister. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, April 26, 1944 pg. 2


POKLINKOWSKI: John J. Pvt U S Army World War II Oct. 16, 1898 - Sept. 24, 1973


POKORSKI: Gerald A. Residence: Manitowoc Inducted: July 1943 Serial No: 36 830 169 Pvt. 322 Inf Co B 81st Div World War II Killed in action Died: Sept. 30, 1944 U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Place of death: South Pacific Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, Philippine Islands Cemetery: Fort McKinley, Manila, Philippine Islands Grave No: N 16 95 Buried: Unknown ******** Sgt. Pokorski Dies In Pacific Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pokorski, of 605 York Street, were advised today in a telegram from the War department, Washington, that their son. Pvt. Gerald Pokorski, 19, had been killed in action Sept. 30 on Palau island in the south Pacific. Private Pokorski was the 75th county soldier to be killed in World War II. He was inducted into service in July, 1943, and before going overseas four months ago was stationed at Camp Adair, Ore., Camp Beale and Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif. He is survived by his parents, a twin sister and another sister. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, October 28, 1944 pg. 2


POKORSKY: Victor B. Pfc 4144 Base Unit AAF World War II July 29, 1911 - April 1, 1968


POPP: Raymond J. Pvt. US Army World War II May 3, 1924 - Nov. 30, 1971


PORTER: William A. PFC US Army World War II Apr. 26 1925 - June 24 1974


PORUBCANSKY: Clement A. TEC 4 US Army World War II Mar. 31, 1914 - Oct. 17, 1982 ******** Photo


PRIEGNITZ: Elmer G. World War I - World War II 1896- Dec. 1971


PUETZ: Elroy J. Sgt Btpy A 429 Ca (AA) World War II Aug. 3, 1917 - Nov. 10, 1963


PUTZ: Anthony J. F2 US Navy World War II Apr 22 1922 - Mar 21 1994


RABE: Walter G. Pvt Co. A 2 ARMD REGT World War II Jan 25, 1901 - April 22, 1969


RABENHORST: Robert C. S Sgt. 90 Bomb G.P.A.A.F. World War II March 7, 1923 - July 29, 1970


RADY: Francis Joseph Amm2 US Navy World War II Feb 11 1924 - March 5 1956


RAPPEL: Joseph F. Sgt 69 AAA Gp CAC World War II March 2, 1921 - Dec 30, 1964 ******** Kleinhans, Rappel Funerals Joint funeral services for Kristi Kleinhans, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kleinhans, of Rt 2, Brillion, and Joseph Rappel, 43, of 222 Center St., Brillion, who were burned to death at a cottage at Rolling Stone Lake near Antigo Wednesday, were at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Orville Griese officiated. Miss Kleinhans was buried in the church cemetery and Mr. Rappel in the Clarks Mills cemetery. Kristi, who was a fourth grader at St. Mary Parochial School, is survived by her parents and three sisters (Survivors omitted for privacy.). Rappel was born March 2, 1921, in the Town of Rockland, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rappel. He had been employed by Brillion Iron Works for ten years, and was foreman in the finishing department. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors are three sisters and two brothers (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, January 2, 1965 P.3


RATHSACK: Walter Carl Residence: Manitowoc Chief radioman, USN. World War II Mother, Mrs. Laura Rathsack Missing in action, presumed Killed in action Died: April 5, 1944 Place of death: North Atlantic Buried: at sea RATHSACK: Walter Jr. C.RM USN World War II 1909-1942 (Note: This Walter Rathsack is the same person as the preceding entry)


REEDY: Ralph P. Residence: Cooperstown PFC 164 Inf. Co C World War II Killed in action Nov. 4, 1921 - April 15, 1945 Place of death: South Pacific Buried: St. James cemetery, Cooperstown


REHAK: John F., Jr. Residence: Manitowoc Staff Sgt. 127 Inf. Co E World War II Jan. 8, 1921 - Dec. 20, 1942 Killed in action Place of death: Buna, New Guinea Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Gets Posthumous Award Staff Sgt. John Rehak, Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rehak, Sr., of 112? Park Row, was killed in action in New Guinea December 20, 1942. His parents in 1943, were awarded a special war department medal posthumously for their son, who lead a detachment against a machine gun company. Rehak, a graduate of Lincoln high school in 1939, left with Company E in 1940. He received a promotion to a sergeant ranking shortly after being sent to the South Pacific. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 31, 1948 p.12 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ******** Photo


REICHART: Eldon J. Tec 5 67 Ordnance Ammo Co World War II July 15, 1911 - April 4, 1965


REIMER: Leo K. Reimer Tec 3 Med. Det 71 Infantry BSM & OLC-PH & OLC World War II July 29, 1924 - March 1, 1968


REINKE: Albert H. PFC US Marine Corps World War II Dec. 18, 1927 - Feb. 8, 1975


REMIKER: Arthur E. Residence: Francis Creek Pvt. 21 Inf. World War II (VA list has 24th Inf Co A) Killed in action Feb. 14, 1925 - May 22, 1945 Place of death: Philippines Buried: St. Anns cemetery, Francis Creek


REPENN: John Emil En. 1 US Coast Guard World War II - Korea Apr. 7, 1917 - Aug. 26, 1972


RESCH: Louis J. PFC U.S. Army World War II Sept. 17, 1921 - Nov. 28, 1973


RETZLAFF: Earl Ernst SI US Navy World War II Apr. 27, 1916 - Mar. 2, 1981


REUSCHELL, Alfred Leonhard (VA list has Reuschel) Residence: Reedsville Gunner's mate 3c, USNR USS LaSalle World War II Parents, Rev. and Mrs. John Reuschel Killed In Action Died: Nov. 2, 1942 Place of death: Lost at sea Buried: at sea ******** Local Woman Learns of Missing Brother Mrs. Harold Eckert of Reedsville has been informed that her brother, First Class Seaman Alfried (sic) Reuschel, 28, has been reported missing by the Navy Department. Seaman Reuschel was aboard the same merchant ship on which Lieut. Carl Zeidler, mayor of Milwaukee, was a member of the gun crew. Zeidler had been reported missing some weeks ago. Reuschel is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. John Reuschel of Saginaw, Michigan. His parents left Woodville, Calumet county, two years ago. The missing seaman, who was single, visited in Reedsville in February, 1942. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 20, 1943 P.2


REYNOLDS: John R., Jr. HA 2 US Navy World War II Sept. 18, 1926 - July 2, 1978


RISCH: Robert H., Sr. Sgt. US Army World War II Mar. 28, 1918 - Jan. 31, 1977


ROBERTS: Melvin J. Pvt. World War II Died non battle


ROETHEL: Arvin W. Pvt 8 Service Command World War II Aug. 29, 1897 - Oct. 1, 1965


ROMDENNE: Moses M. Residence: Two Rivers Tec 5. 2nd Platoon Co K World War II Died of wounds Died: Jan. 3, 1945 Place of death: Luxemburg Buried: Casco ******** Photo


ROOT: John Harvey Motor machinist's mate 1c, USN World War II Wife, Mrs. Alice Root Killed In Action, Died of Wounds


ROSINSKY: Miles N. MM3 USNR World War II Dec. 26, 1917 - May 31, 1962


ROSINSKY: Raymond J. Residence: Manitowoc T Sgt. 21 ARMD Inf. BN/ARMD Div. World War II Killed in action 1915 - Jan. 16, 1945 Place of death: Belgium Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


ROZULMALSKI: Daniel J. Sgt. U.S. Army World War II June 13, 1913 - Dec. 30, 1970


RUSCH: Vernon Otto SI USNR World War II March 16, 1921 - Jan. 28, 1968


RUZEK: Lester Charles Pfc. USMC World War II Mother, Mrs. Libbie Ruzek Released from prison camps


RYDZEWSKI: Linus Anthony Residence: Manitowoc Seaman 2c, USNR. USS Bunker Hill World War II Wife, Mrs. Emily Rydzewski Killed In Action Died: May 11, 1945 Place of death: Pacific Buried: at sea


SATORI: Anton P. Tec 3 444 Ord. Ham Co. World War II July 30, 1918 - Apri1 20, 1972


SAUCIER: Joseph G. SC2 US Navy World War II April 23, 1903 - March 6, 1972


SAUVE: Wilfred G. Pvt 102 Med Training Bn World War II March 11 1902 - April 9 1952


SCHAETZER: Albert Pvt 6 Co 161 Depot Brig World War I - World War II Aug. 22, 1897 - Nov. 20, 1969


SCHAMBUREK: Joseph G. U.S. Army World War II Enlistment Date: Feb. 25, 1943 Military Policeman German Interpreter Release Date: Nov. 7, 1945 May 9, 1917 – July 24, 2009 ********* Joseph G. Schamburek age 92, formerly of 4010 Cty Trk T, Cato, was currently a resident of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center Manitowoc, died early on Friday morning, July 24, 2009, at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. Joe was born May 9, 1917, in Valders, son of the late Louis and Frances Augustin Schamburek. He attended St. Michael grade school in Whitelaw. On Nov. 19, 1940, Joe was married to the former Devota C. Lorrigan at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maple Grove. Devota preceded Joe in death on Nov. 8, 2000. Joe was a WW II Army Veteran serving in Europe from Feb. 25, 1943, until Nov. 7, 1945. While in the Army Joe served as a Military Policeman and a German interpreter. He owned and operated his own Masonary Contracting business in the Whitelaw area. Joe was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping, He also was a collector of historical artifacts. Joe was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church of Whitelaw, the Whitelaw Sportsman Club and the Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post #6179 of Kellnersville. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Devota; one son: David Schamburek; twin infant daughters: Mary Ellen and Margaret Rose; four sisters: Marie Franz Herman, Esther Braun, Gertrude Birringer, and Beatrice Schamburek. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. David Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post #6179 of Kellnersville will accord military rites at the cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville on Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. There will be a military memorial service at the funeral home on Monday at 7 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. led by Deacon Tom Koch. A special thank you is offered to the staff of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for their kind and compassionate care shown to Dad during his stay there. Herald Times Reporter, July 25, 2009


SCHEELER: Joseph J. Residence: Manitowoc Tec 4. Infantry World War II Killed in action Died: Jan. 8, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Unknown


SCHEFF: Douglas F. Cpl. 520 Engr. Fld Maint. Co. World War II March 10, 1926 - Aug. 14, 1954


SCHEINOHA, Allan P. (sent in by a family researcher/see contrib. page) Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Height: 5ft 71/2 inches Weight: 153 Complexion: Ruddy Entered service 28 Jan 1943. Discharged 11 Dec 1945, Ft Sheridan, IL PFC:C Battery 129th Anti Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. United States Army. World War II. Awarded: Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon W/4 Bronze Battle Stars, 4 overseas service bars, Good Conduct Medal. Performed: Basic Infantry, Rifleman, Postal Clerk Campaign from Normandy, thru France and Germany. Did demolition work on pillboxes, dumps, and supplies. Battles and Campaigns: Landed on Omaha Beach D-Day, advance demolition's unit, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe 31 August 1922 - 3 May 1993


SCHELLIN: Harold W. TM2 US Navy World War II March 6, 1904 - April 26, 1973


SCHETTL: Donald L. MM3 USNR World War II Oct 3 1926 - Oct 19 1969


SCHILL: Alois P. Residence: Cleveland 28th Infantry Killed in action Died: Dec. 28, 1944 Place of death: Belgium Buried: Unknown Alois P. Schill Private First Class, U.S. Army Service # 36248296 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 28-Dec-44 Buried at: Plot E Row 13 Grave 28 Luxembourg American Cemetery Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Awards: Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php


SCHINDLER: Robert H. Pvt. US Army World War II April 18, 1919 - May 15, 1973


SCHLAGER: Georg E. PFC US Army World War II Mar. 10, 1915 - Mar. 1, 1978


SCHLEH: Roman J. Pvt. US Army World War II Enlistment Date: March 29, 1943 Release Date: June 8, 1943 Dec. 27, 1919 - Oct. 15, 2004 Cemetery: Holy Rosary, New Holstein, Calumet, WI ******** Roman J. (Romy) Schleh, age 84, a resident of St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, Oct. 15, 2004, at St. Mary’s Home. He was born Dec. 27, 1919, in St. Nazianz, son of the late Joseph and Leona Garthoeffner Schleh. Roman was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He married the former Margaret Kiefer on Sept. 23, 1941, and she preceded him in death in 1970. He then married the former Arlene A. Madson on April 9, 1983. Romy was the owner of the Piggly Wiggly Store in New Holstein and a member of the St. Nazianz Senior Citizens Club. Romy was also a member of American Legion Post 124 of New Holstein. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Schleh of St. Nazianz; four sons and daughters-in-law, Jerome Schleh of Manitowoc, Robert and Ann Schleh, James and Carol Schleh, William and Mary Schleh, a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Dennis Nimmer, all of New Holstein; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; stepchildren, Barbara Jane and Michael Carpenter of Hager City, Wis., David Schleh of Visalia, Calif., John and Sharon Schleh of Chico, Calif.; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Fay Schleh of St. Nazianz, Joann and Jerome Ryan of New Berlin and Marjorie and James Schnell of Sheboygan. Also surviving are a mother-in-law, Margaret Madison of Manitowoc, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Schleh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz with the Rev. Gregory Coulthard officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery, New Holstein on Tuesday, Oct. 19, where graveside military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 124 of New Holstein. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass on Monday at the church. The Christianson and Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The Sheboygan Press October 16, 2004


SCHMEISSER: Gordon Residence: Valders Air Corps Killed in action Died: Aug. 5, 1944 Place of death: New Guinea Buried: St. Isadore cemetery, Osman ******** Lieut. Gordon Schmiesser(sic) of Valders was awarded the air medal for "Meritorious Achievement" while participating in missions totaling more than 100 hours. Lieut. Schmiesser has been in flights over Burma, Thailand and the Andaman Islands. Sheboygan Press, Sat., Jan. 8, 1944 page 3 ******* Valders Class Gives Plaque in Memorial At their 30th class anniversary reunion, the VHS Class of 1938 presented the school with a memorial plaque honoring the late class president, Gordon Schmeisser. Mr. Schmeisser was killed during World War II and is the only deceased member of the class. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 31, 1968 page 25


SCHMEISSER: Herbert Jr. Residence: Valders Private World War II Discharged: July 1946 1926-1948 ***** Herbert “Gerry” Schmeisser, Jr., 21, of Osman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schmeisser, Sr., passed away this morning at Holy Family hospital, Manitowoc of injuries received in an automobile accident last Feb. 9. Born in Sheboygan on May 16, 1927, he attended parochial school in Osman and the Valders High school. He served in World War II as a private and was discharged in July, 1946, after which he went into partnership with his parents in the grocery business at Osman. The only survivors are the parents; two brothers, Calvin and Lt. Gordon Schmeisser, preceded him in death. The latter was killed in action in World War II. Mr. Schmeisser was a member of St. Isadore’s Catholic church of Osman, the Holy Name society and the V.F.W. post of Cleveland. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:45 a.m. at the Nennig Funeral home at St. Wendel and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Isadore’s church with Father Robert Klein officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Friday afternoon. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday. Sheboygan Press, April 15, 1948 P. 16


SCHMIDT: Donald A. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 333rd Inf Co I World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 1, 1944 Place of death: Germany Buried: Unknown ********* 3 Are Killed on German Front Manitowoc Soldiers’ Deaths Reported By War Dept. Today Three Manitowoc casualties—all in the fighting on the western European front—were reported today by the War Department, bringing the death list in this county in World War II to 90. The dead: Pfc. Donald A. Schmidt, 30, of 2215 Waldo boulevard. Pvt. Thomas C. Isselmann, 19, of route 5, Manitowoc. Pfc. Gardy Karbon, 30, of Cooperstown News of the death of Pfc. Donald Schmidt was received by his wife, the former Louise Yelmene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yelmene, of 2215 Waldo boulevard. He was killed in action in Germany Dec. 1. Schmidt was born at Tisch Mills and before entering the service was employed at the Silver Lake convent and later at the Eggers plant in Two Rivers. He was inducted into the army Nov. 1, 1940, and went to Camp Wallace, Texas. The following May he was sent to Panama, where he served two years. He was home on furlough a year ago tomorrow. Overseas in June He married Miss Yelmene on March 25 this year, and was sent to Fort Meade, Maryland in June and overseas to England for two months. He was in a unit of the American invasion forces that went into France and Belgium on D-day. His wife is his only survivor. A requiem high mass will be sung in his honor at the Holy Innocents church at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, December 29, 1944 P. 2 (Note: This article has been split with obits. being put in the cemetery where the individuals are buried)


SCHMIDT: Edward J. Colonel 127 Inf. 32 Inf. Div. World War I - World War II June 30, 1893 - Sept. 18, 1970


SCHMIDT: George F. MMI USNR World War II Oct 24, 1899 - Dec 13, 1956


SCHMIDT: Henry F. Pvt. Hq. Det. Sta Com World War II Jan. 10, 1898 - Sept. 4, 1970


SCHMIDT: Herman H. Pvt. 928 AAF Guard SQ World War II Oct. 15, 1906 - Feb. 10, 1952


SCHMIDTKE: Oscar G. PFC US Army World War II Jul 22, 1906 - Dec. 1, 1981


SCHMIEDER: Lawrence F. Residence: Brillion Enlistment Date: July 20, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 68 Weight: 216 Service No: 36 251 272 Sgt Co B 379 Infantry World War II SS PH U.S. Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart Cemetery: St. Patrick's, Maple Grove, Wisconsin Jan. 10, 1916-May 19, 1962 ******** Lawrence (Sonny) Schmieder, 46, of Maple Grove, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at  Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a heart attack. He had been  hospitalized two weeks. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Watt Funeral Home, Maple  Grove, and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Maple Grove, the Rev.  Alois Pimeskern officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with  military graveside rites. Mr. Schmieder was born Jan. 10, 1916, at Brillion, son of John and Rose Bratz  Schmieder. He was graduated from Brillion High School and served for three  years in the European Theater during World War II. He was awarded the Silver  Star and Purple Heart medals. On June 23, 1951 (or 54?), he married Catherine O’Leary at Maple Grove. He  was employed by the Chicago and North Western Railway Co. for the last 16  years, was a member of Holy Name Society of St. Patrick Church and Neis  Bowling Team of Brillion.  Survivors include his wife, a son, (private), and a daughter, (private);  his parents of Brillion; five brothers, John of Green Bay, Arthur and Richard  of Detroit, Mich., Allen serving in the U.S. Army in Hawaii and Kenneth of  Brillion and three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Schrieber of Brillion, Mrs. Joseph  Schaerbroch of Green Bay and Mrs. Walter Behnke of Niagara. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8  o’clock this Monday evening by Father Pimeskern and at 8:30 by members of  the Holy Name Society.  Manitowoc Herald Times, May 21, 1962  P. 17 


SCHMILLING: Otto C. Bm2 US Coast Guard World War II Jul 22 1910 - Apr 15 1978


SCHMITT: Alfred U.S. Army World War II Jul. 29, 1911 - Mar. 25, 1983


SCHMITT: Donald C. Pvt. US Army World War II Jan. 13, 1921 - Sept. 17, 1980 Buried: Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Manitowoc, Wisconsin ******** Donald C. Schmitt, 59, of 1232 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Gerald Schrnakler will officiate and burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth. Mr. Schmitt was born Jan. 13, 1921, at Manitowoc, son of the late F.W. Schmitt and Lena Broeski Schmitt. He resided in Manitowoc all his life and attended Manitowoc Public Schools. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 1938. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army from Aug. 23, 1945, until Aug. 19, 1946. He married Mildred Herman, June 27, 1942, at Manitowoc. For the past 38 years he was employed at Eck Industries Inc. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael F. and Joy Schmitt of Marshfield, Jeffery and Cindy of Appleton, and Richard W. Schmitt of Manitowoc; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and William Dimmick of Pulaski, Wis.; his mother, Lena Schmitt of Manitowoc; two brothers, Rev. Myron Schmitt of Streamwood, Ill., and Kenneth Schmitt of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Herman (June) Meisner of Fla., and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, September 18, 1980 P.3


SCHMITT: Philip U.S. Army World War II May 17, 1904 - Jan. 23, 1992


SCHMITT: Louise M. Schmitt Capt. World War II associated with the nursing education program 1910 - Feb. 1988


SCHNEIDER: Donald F. M. Sgt. US Air Force World War II, Korea, Vietnam Dec. 4, 1926-April 20, 1975 ***** Donald F. Schneider, 48, of 825 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, died Sunday at his residence. Private family funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 11:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, Osman. The Rev. Francis Rose will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Schneider was born Dec. 4, 1926, at Osman, son of the late Albert and Stella Weidemann Schneider. He was an army career serviceman, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force for 23 years. He was a member of VFW Post No. 659 of Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife, two sons, (private) and two brothers, (private). Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral HomeWednesday morning until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, April 22, 1975 P. 18


SCHNEIDER: Kermit A. PFC 437 Trp Carr GP AAF World War II Dec. 23, 1909 - Oct. 25, 1969


SCHNELL: Kenneth J. Tec. 5 U.S. Army World War II 1917 - 1976


SCHRAM: Eugene A. Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: August 17, 1943 Serial No: 36 830 148 Pension No: XC 3 738 770 Pvt. 322 Inf. 81 Inf. Div. Co G World War II Killed in action May 4, 1925 - Sept. 28, 1944 Place of death: Palau Island Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Schram Killed In Palau Action Pvt. Eugene A. Schram, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Schram, 2307 Washington street, was killed in action on the Palau islands in the Pacific islands in the Pacific Sept. 28, his wife, the former Irene Sepnafsky, was informed today. Born in Manitowoc on May 4, 1925, Schram was employed at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company at the timehe was inducted into the armed forces last August 17. Before departing overseas he was stationed at Camp Adair, Ore., Camp San Luis, Obispo, Calif., and Camp Beale, Calif., Surviving the soldier are his wife, his parents, one sister and one brother. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, October 28, 1944 pg. 2


SCHREIBER: Alfred John Residence: Manitowoc Seaman 1c, USNR USS Bunker Hill World War II Wife, Mrs. Ione Schreiber Killed In Action Died: May 11, 1945 Place of death: Pacific Buried: at sea


SCHUH: Joseph G. Residence: Cato Tec 4 ORD DEPT World War II Nov 24, 1920 - Oct 1, 1945 Cause: Accident Place of death: Germany Buried: St. Marys cemetery, Clarks Mills ******** SECOND SON OF JOSEPH SCHUHS A WAR CASUALTY A second son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Schuh, route 1, Cato, was listed as a war casualty today, according to a war department message. T/4 Joseph G. Schuh, 24, died in Germany on Oct. 1 as the result of injuries incurred in an accident, the department advised the parents on Wednesday. His brother, Pfc. Nicholas B. Schuh, was with a mechanized infantry unit of the American army in Italy when he gave his life in military combat in 1944. Sgt. Schuh, wearer of five battle stars, had only recently been transferred back to German territory from Reims, France. He was anticipating orders to return to his home, for he had accumulated 80 points. A mechanic in a First army division, Schuh landed in France shortly after the Normandy invasion, and had participated in the battle of the Bulge. He was born in Cato on Nov. 24, 1920, and attended the St. Patrick and St. Mary's parochial schools in Maple Grove and Clarks Mills respectively. Prior to his induction into the armed forces Oct. 10, 1942, he was a mechanic at the Larson garage in Valders. Schuh had his basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and was at Camp Livingston, La., before embarking for England in January, 1944. He leaves his parents, four sisters, Helen of Manitowoc; Dorothy, Georgiana, and Veronica, and three brothers, Pvt. Norbert, now stationed at Camp Joesph Robinson, Little Rock, Ark., for basic training, Sebastian and William, at home. A mass in his memory will be offered at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning in St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills by the Rev. Michael Fetko. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, October 18, 1945 pg. 2 ******** PARENTS LEARN OF SONS DEATH Letters from Lt. John T. Lampila Jr., commanding officer of the 914th ordnance heavy automotive maintenance company and Chaplain Henry J. Palmer with the 52nd ordnance group have been received by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schuh, route 1, Cato, giving them particulars on how their son, T/4 Joseph G. Schuh was killed in Esslingen, Germany on Oct. 1. According to Lt. Lampila, Schuh was working in the automotive shop of the company when he was fatally injured in an automobile accident and his death was instantaneous. He is the second son of the couple to have died in military service. Chaplain Palmer conducted a requiem high mass in the Catholic church at Esslingen, on Oct. 3, and the entire organization attended the service and military funeral. The body was then taken to St. Avold, France for burial in a U.S. Military cemetery. Pictures of the funeral service taken by a member of the organization were forwarded to Schuh's parents. Chaplain Palmer wrote: “During the war I had to write many letters to mothers and fathers and wives of men who would not return to their homes. This letter is the heaviest task yet. I know what joy must have been yours when the war ended and you knew that Joseph was safe and that he would soon come home to you. The strength of that joy now makes you grief all the deeper when the war department informed you that your son had met his death in an accident.” Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, October 26, 1945 pg. 2


SCHUH: Nicholas B. Residence: Valders PFC 6 ARMD INF 8th Bn Co B World War II Killed in action Aug 17, 1922 - Jan 9, 1944 Place of death: Italy Buried: St. Marys cemetery, Clarks Mills ******** NICHOLAS SCHUH KILLED IN ACTION ON ITALIAN FRONT Pfc. Nicholas B. Schuh, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schuh of Clarks Mills has been killed in action in Italy, according to a telegram received by his father from the War Department in Washington. The father is employed as a guard at the Manitowoc Ship Building Company. The death of young Schuh marks the 36th fatality from Manitowoc county in World War 2. Private Schuh has been overseas for several months and as a member of a mechanized infantry unit of the American army, was a veteran of the fighting in north Africa, Sicily, and latter in Italy. His parents received a letter from him only last week. It was written in Italy December 27, 1943, and he reported he was well at that time. The telegram from Washington gave no details, but said a letter will follow. Nicholas Schuh was born at Clarks Mills and attended St. Mary's parochial school there. He was employed for seven months at the ship yards here before he entered the armed services in November, 1942. Four months later he went overseas to Africa. Survivors are the parents; four brothers, Joseph, in the armed forces in England; Norbert, employed at the yards here; Sebastian and William, at home; four sisters, Helen, of this city, Dorothy, Georgiana, and Veronica, all at home. A requiem high mass will be sung for Private Schuh at the St. Marys Catholic church, Clarks Mills, Thursday morning at 8:30. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, January 31, 1944 pg. 2


SCHULTZ: Marvin Allen An US Navy World War II May 30 1923 - June 7 1969


SCHULTZ: Raymond L. Residence: Manitowoc 2d Lieut. 326 AAF Bomb. Sq. World War II Killed in action Sept. 1924 - Aug. 14, 1944 (VA list has 1945/tombstone has 1944) Place of death: France Buried: St. Anns cemetery, Francis Creek


SCHURRER: Arthur J. T Sgt Co C 707 Tank Bn World War II Sept 3, 1908 - Apr. 26, 1972


SCHWAB: Raymond E. Pfc. Co. L 186 Infantry World War II June 29, 1915- July 16, 1971


SCHWARTZ: Roland. E. S. Sgt. 66 Mil. Police Plat World War II March 10, 1922 - Dec. 21, 1971


SEIBEL: Casper S. Sgt. U.S. Air Force World War II Enlistment Date: Feb. 17, 1942, Fort Sheridan, IL Sep. 26, 1919 - Feb. 11, 1974 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc, WI Plot No: V-33-3 ***** Casper Seibel Jr., 54, of 701 MacArthur Dr., Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Norval W. Kock will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Seibel was born Sept. 26, 1919, at Manitowoc, son of the late Casper Seibel Sr., and Mrs. Gertrude Altergott Seibel. He was graduated from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, with the class of 1937 and served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant four and a half years during World War II. He married Dorothy Zagrodnik Oct. 11, 1947, at Manitowoc. He always resided at Manitowoc. He had been employed at Hamilton Industries of Two Rivers from 1954 to Feb. 1, 1974. He was a member of First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Seibel, a brother, Herbert, two sister, Mrs. Arthur (Emily) Kawalle, and Miss Clara Seigel, of Manitowoc, five nieces and a nephew. His father preceded him in death Nov. 7, 1967. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and from noon at the church until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Tuesday, February 12, 1974 P.18


SEIFERT: Raymond J. Tec 5 Co C 602 TD BN World War II Mar. 17, 1919 - June 26, 1962


SHEAHAN: Charles G. Pfc Btry 985 FA Bn World War II April 17, 1905 - Oct. 13, 1967 Cemetery: St. Patrick's, Maple Grove, Manitowoc WI


SHEBESTA: Parul H. S.Sgt. 12 AFFTR Escort Gp World War II July 22, 1923 - April 1, 1951


SHEDIVY: Adolph F. Sgt US Army World War II Mar 26 1917 - May 15 1975


SHEDLOSKY: Giles A. S. Sgt. US Army World War II Jan. 29, 1920 - Feb. 6, 1977


SHERASKI: Richard Residence: Manitowoc Serial No: 36 840 153 S SG. 389 Bomb Gp 564 B Sq. World War II Killed in action Died: March 25, 1945 Place of death: Germany Cemetery Name: Margraten, Holland Grave Number: e 4 5 Buried: Unknown ******** Messages Tell Death Of Three County Soldiers War department messages have been delivered to families of three county servicemen, confirming the deaths of two who earlier had been reported as missing in action on the western front, and the third being killed in fighting on Okinawa. This brings the total county dead in the present war to 130. The dead are: S/Sgt. Richard Sheraski, 925 S. 26th street Pfc. John J. Thomas, route 1, Manitowoc Pfc. Louis E. Mitcheltree, route 4, Manitowoc. The fourth casualty reported today is of a former resident of Manitowoc, Pvt. Joseph M. Brennan. John Sheraski, 925 S. 26th street received the message Saturday informing him that his son, S/Sgt. Richard Sheraski, earlier reported missing in action, was killed in action over Germany Mar. 25. When last heard from Sgt. Sheraski, an aerial gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber had completed 12 missions, and had earned his staff sergeant's stripes. A graduate of Lincoln high school, Sheraski worked at the J.C. Penney company before entering service. He was a graduate of the aerial gunnery school at Davis Monthan Field, Tucson, Ariz., and had been with the AAF overseas for six months. To Hold Memorial rites. He is survived by his father, three brothers and three sisters (names omitted for privacy). Memorial services will be conducted for the late soldier at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Mary's church. (Remainder of article about other three soldiers) Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, May 1, 1945 pg. 2 (Note: This article covers the deaths of 4 servicemen, I have divided it to put the pertinent parts with each one.) ******** Photo


SHILLCOX: John T. PFC 1876 Eng. AVN BN World War II April 12, 1914 - Nov. 22, 1955


SHIMULUNAS: Leroy C. Residence: Two Rivers Born: 1923 Enlistment Date: June 17, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hieght: 68 Weight: 153 Service No: T121188 FL O. Air Corps World War II Missing in Action, nonrecoverable Killed in action Died: March 6, 1944 Place of death: Burma Buried: Unknown ******** Parents Told Son Missing Mr. and Mrs. Anton Shimulunas of 2000 Jefferson street, Two Rivers, have been notified by the War Department that their son, Lieut. Leroy C. Shimulunas, 21, is missing in action in the Asiatic theater of operations. He has been missing since March 5. The Two Rivers officer has been overseas since last November and his parents believe he has been in China. He was attached to the air corps as a glider pilot. Lieutenant Shimulunas was a prominent athlete in Washington High School, Two Rivers, and a member of Coach Ed Hall's 1941 basketball team that won the state championship at Madison. He also played softball on Two Rivers teams and played in the high school band four years. Graduated from high school in June 1941, he volunteered for service 10 days later. He received his wings at Lubbock, Texas in February, 1943. He has three brothers and a sister in the service. Herald Times Reporter Wednesday, April 4, 1944 pg. 2 ******** Shimulunas Died in Burma, Parents Told War Department Says Local Glider Pilot Was Ambushed By Japs Flight Officer, Le Roy Shimulunas, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Shimulunas, 2009 Jefferson street, city, missing in action in the China-Burma-India theater since March 6, 1944, has been officially declared dead in a letter from the war department received by his parents here today. Killed By Japs According to the message Flight Officer Shimulunas, pilot of a troop- carrying glider, on a mission over Burma on March 5, 1944, landed his craft safely during an emergency the same night. Then, in company with British troops who were passengers in the plane, started a march to Indaw, Burma. The following day the party was ambushed by a group of Japanese soldiers, and Shimulunas was one of those killed in the ensuing machine gun skirmish. The last letter from the local flyer to his parents was dated in February, 1944. There has been no word from him since. Plans are being made to conduct memorial services at the St. John's Lutheran church here in the near future. A graduate of Washington high school where he was an outstanding athlete, on June 6, 1941. Shimulunas enlisted in the army at Green Bay ten days later. He received his recruit training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and was commissioned a flight officer at the South Plains Army Flying school, Lubbock, Texas, Feb. 4, 1943. He left for duty in the Pacific theater in November, 1943. On Championship Team Shimulunas gained his greatest fame in high school athletics as a regular guard on the state championship team of 1940 under Ed Hall, former Raider coach. He took part in basketball for four years at Washington high and played football during his first three years. A member of the high school band, he was the president of the organization in his senior year. He was also a member of the senior class executive board, and was recognized by his teachers and classmates as a "fine, clean-cut boy." He was engaged to wed Miss Lorraine Shedivy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shedivy, 1714 Lincoln street, city. Brother, Sister in Service Surviving, in addition to the parents, are three brothers and three sisters. Two Rivers Reporter, Monday, February 4, 1946 ******** Photo


SICKINGER: Florian PFC Batry B67 Armd Fa.BN World War II Dec. 26, 1904 - Jan. 1, 1965


SIEBENBORN: Howard F. Residence: Manitowoc Tec 5 735 Tank BN 3rd Army World War II Killed in action May 10, 1913 - Jan. 9, 1945 Place of death: Luxemburg Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


SIEHR: Sylvester J. Residence: Whitelaw Pvt. 10 Armd Div 3rd Tank Co B World War II Killed in action Died: March 18, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc


SIERACKI: Eugene F. Torpedoman's mate 3c USN USS Golet World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix J. Sieracki May 21, 1924 - July 12, 1944 Missing in action, presumed Killed in action Died: Pacific Buried: At sea


SIMONO: Rev. Francis J. ordained June 7, 1952 1st. Lt. 15th Air Force World War II 1920 - 1952


SINCOULAR: Arthur J. Pfc 462 Med Coll Co. World War II Dec. 31, 1905 - Feb. 17, 1970


SKREPENSKI: Marvin Residence: Manitowoc USS REID Died: Aug. 26, 1943 Cause: Missing - presumed murdered Place of death: Sidney, Australia Buried: Unknown


SKRIVANIE: Oliver J. Pfc 117 Inf World War II Sept 9 1918 - Nov 7 1944 ******** Photo


SMITH: Gene E. TEC 771 Tank Destroyer BN World War II Nov. 29, 1920 - Oct. 22, 1968 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc WI Plot No: V - 26 - 6 ***** Gene Edward Smith, 47, of 1226 N. 29th St., Milwaukee, died there Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 659. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Smith was born Nov. 29, 1920, at Hartford, Mich., son of the late Edward and Harriet Schaefer Smith. He married Doris Kiekhaefer June 6, 1942, at Detroit, Mich., and the couple located at Manitowoc in 1946. He was in the insurance business. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include the wife; two sons and three daughters (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock this Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, October 23, 1968 P.19 ********** [d. Milwaukee, WI/husband of Doris E. Smith]


SMITH, Manuel M. Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. World War II Killed in action Died: Oct. 10, 1944 Place of death: Europe Buried: Unknown


SMITH: Maurice Glenn Residence: Manitowoc Motor machinist's mate 1c, SUB USN World War II Wife, Mrs. Mary Roberts Smith Died of Wounds - Skull fracture Died: July 24, 1944 Place of death: Australia Buried: Unknown


SOBIESKI: Arthur J. (VA list has Arthur L.) Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: March 19, 1943 Sgt. 5817 Amb. Co. World War II Serial No: 17 111 455 Killed in action Feb. 7, 1920 - Aug. 9, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: St. Marys cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Sgt. Sobieski Died In France August 9, Word Sgt. Arthur Sobieski, 24, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sobieski of 1014 South 21st street, was killed in action in France according to a message received by his parents late Tuesday afternoon from the War Department. The wire said he had been killed August 9. His was the 57th casualty from Manitowoc county in World War II, within two of the total casualties suffered by this county in World War I. Sgt. Sobieski has been overseas since March as a member of a U.S. Army ambulance unit and is believed to have been a member of the invasion force that (Photo) crossed the channel into Normandy on D-Day. Born in Manitowoc, Sobieski was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1937. He was a drum major in the high school band and active also in high school plays and operettas. He later joined the Masquers and took part in several plays put on by that organization. He was also a member of the dramatic club of the St. Marys congregation and was employed by the Aluminum Goods company. In 1940 he entered Parsons college at Fairfield, Iowa, and was elected president of the freshman class there. He enlisted in 1942 and after training in this country went overseas in March. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, August 23, 1944 P.2 ********* Reburial rites for Sgt. Arthur J. Sobieski, 24 (above), son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sobieski, of 1014 South 21st street, who was killed in France in 1944, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer funeral home, and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski, Rev. Anthony Chmielewski and Rev. Casimir Stec will officiate. The American Legion will officiate at the grave in St. Mary cemetery. Sergeant Sobieski was a member of an ambulance unit that went ashore on D-day at Normany, He was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1937, was drum major of the band and active in Masquers and the dramatic club of St. Mary congregation. He later attended Parsons college in Iowa and enlisted in 1942. Survivors are the parents; his wife, the former Christine Main, a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.), living in Cernterville, Iowa. The casket will arrive here Thursday morning. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday, where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, July 28, 1948 P.2


SOMES: Thomas Bennett Residence: Manitowoc Quartermaster 1c, USCG. World War II Wife, Mrs. Lillian Marie Somes Killed In Action Died: June, 1943 Place of death: At sea - ship sunk Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


SORENSON: Joel G. Pvt. 1473 SVC Comd. Unit World War II Dec. 8, 1907 - March 21, 1959


SPATCHEK: Elroy J. Pfc. U.S. Army World War II Oct. 25, 1922 - Sept. 1, 1976


SPECHT: Clarence A. Residence: Manitowoc Cpl. Air Corps World War II Died: Aug. 18, 1944 Cause: Airplane crash Place of death: Buryhill, England Buried: Unknown


SPINDLER: Charles E. Capt. U.S. Army World War II Dec. 21, 1913 - June 6, 1973


STADELMAN: George L. Cpl.1613 Svc Comd Unit World War II BSM-PH April 24, 1918 - March 14, 1966


STADELMAN: Robert N. Pfc. US Army World War II Aug. 22, 1923 - Jun. 15, 1975


STAUDINGER: Louis G. Residence: Kossuth Army World War II Died: April 12, 1945 Missing in action presumed Killed in action Place of death: Sterling Island Buried: Unknown ******** …Listed as Dead Pvt. Louis G. Staudinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arial Nelson, route 1, Mishicot, reported missing April 11, 1944, is now officially listed as dead, according to a letter from Maj. Gen J. A. Ulio of the Adjutant’s office of the War department. Staudinger was a member of a crew of a B-25 (Mitchell) bomber which took off on a test flight from Stirling island which is located about 40 miles south of Bougainville island in the Solomon islands. When the crew failed to return an extensive search was conducted, but no trace of them or the plane was found. The officer said: “Since your son was reported missing… the War department has entertained the hope that he survived and that information would be revealed dispelling the uncertainty surrounding his absence. However, as in many cases, the conditions of warfare deny us such information. “Full consideration has recently been given to all available information bearing on the absence of your son, including all records, reports and circumstances. These have been carefully reviewed and considered. In view of the fact that twelve months have now expired without the receipt of evidence to support a continued presumption of survival, the War department just terminate such absence by a presumptive finding of death.” A graduate of Mishicot high school, Pvt. Staudinger entered the army and was sent for six months training in a special mechanics course at Chanute Field, Ill., followed by three months of power engine training at Detroit, Mich. He was also stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Camp Luna, N.M., Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, Calif. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 29, 1945 P. 2


STEDL: John L. Stedl Pfc 465 Medical Coll Co World War II July 4, 1919 - June 3, 1960


STEFFENS: Francis, Jr. Cpl 12 Tac Recon Sq AAF World War II March 2 1919 - June 29 1966


STEGER: Raymond World War II 1909 - Jan. 1987


STEINHORST: John W. TEC 4 U.S. Army World War II 1918 - 1978


STEPHANI: Arnold G. World War II Feb. 21, 1921 - Feb. 19, 2007 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc WI ***** Arnold G. Stephani, age 85, of 849 Wilson St., Manitowoc, went gently into Jesus' arms with his family at his side, Monday morning, Feb. 19, 2007, at his residence. Arnold was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Sheboygan, son of the late Peter Stephani and Elizabeth Stephani Hein. Arnold served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a first lieutenant. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting. On Jan. 20, 1944, he married the former Helen Valenta at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. He was a partner in the CPA firm Schmalz and Stephani for many years. He was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church and the church council; Kiwanis Golden K; Board of Regents of Wisconsin Lutheran College; board member of the Lakeshore Humane Society; and a member of the Association of CPA's. He enjoyed spending time with his family, loved to travel, and showing his care to others. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother; sister-in-law: Lucille Stephani; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Frank Valenta and Helen Valenta Schlorf. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3209 Meadow Lane, Manitowoc. The Revs. Robert Kujawski and Stephen Melso will officiate. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Lakeshore Humane Society. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. (private) and all the oncology staff and Aurora Hospice Care. Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 20, 2007


STOKES: Otto W. Residence: Manitowoc FL O. 467th BG 790th BS World War II Died: Jan. 22, 1945 Cause: Airplane crash Place of death: Norwick, England Buried: Unknown ******** Photo


STRADAL: Edwin Tec 5 Co E 254 Infantry World War II March 26, 1899 - March 25, 1965


STRADAL: Emil Pvt 108 Engineer CBT Bn World War II Sept. 5, 1897 - March 19, 1964


STREUBEL: Alvin F. Pvt. Deml World War II June 22, 1920 - June 29, 1959


STROHM: George F. Pvt Hq Co 30 Inf Division World War II April 23 1910 - May 25 1957


STRONG: Albert H. Sgt. 404 Fighter GP AAF World War II Oct. 20, 1923 - July 30, 1963


STRUTZ: Herman A.P. F1 US Navy World War II Mar. 11 1926 - Dec. 26, 1977


STUCKMAN: Donald Henry Residence: Newton PFC 29 Marines 6 Marine Dv. Co A World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto C. Stuckman Killed in action Oct. 10, 1923 - May 14, 1945 Place of death: Okinawa Buried: St. Johns cemetery, Centerville Tombstone ***** Two More Are War Casualties, Die In Pacific The names of Pfc. Donald H. Stuckman, 22, of the U.S. Marines, whose home is in Newton and Pvt. Clarence Sobieck, 28, of Denmark, were added to the roll of honor dead of World War II today. Both were killed in the Pacific theater of war. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stuckman, route 1, Newton, the marine was killed on Okinawa on May 14. Memorial services have been arranged for him at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. John Reformed church at Newton. Pfc. Stuckman was born at Newton Oct. 10, 1922, and after attending the Valley View public school he enrolled at the Vocational school. Previous to his entrance into service Mar. 30, 1944 he was a welder at the Manitowoc Ship- building company. He trained at Oceanside, Calif., and left for overseas last November. He had seen some action at Guadalcanal. Besides his parents he leaves a brother, (private) and two sisters (private). (snip) Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 24, 1945 p.2 ********** Re-burial services for Pfc. Donald H. Stuckman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stuckman, route 1, Newton, were held at the Pfeffer Funeral home at Manitowoc on Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Erwin Warber officiated and burial was made in the Centerville Reformed church cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Cleveland post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Color guards were Ray and Alvin Casper, color bearers were Kenneth Schnell and Wallace Pippert while Thomas Gretz, Albert Stuckman, Roger Jost, Eugene Basler, Howard Vogel and Roland Fiedler acted as pallbearers. During the services Jeanelle and Jennifer Grotegut sang, “Safe in The Arm of Jesus” and “God Be With You, Til We Meet Again”. Pfc. Stuckman was born in Newton in 1922. Prior to entering the U.S. Marine Corps in March, 1944, he was a welder at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company yards. He left for overseas in November, 1944, after training at Oceanside, Calif. He was killed on May 14, 1945, on Okinawa after seeing action on Guadalcanal. The survivors are his parents; one brother, Norman; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Reichwaldt of Newton and Mrs. Fred Radder of route 1, Kiel. The body of Pfc. Stuckman was escorted to Manitowoc by Sgt. William G. Williams. Among those attending the services were: Mrs. Paul Boedeker and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Herwig of Plymouth and Mrs. Fred Stuckman of Elkhart Lake. The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday, April 19, 1949 – P. 10


SUCHOMEL: Frank G. Amm 2 USNR World War II Apr. 10, 1914/Sept. 7, 1963 ******** Photo


SUKOWATY: Leona M. Photo Born: June 1, 1924 Residence: Valders Pvt. Sq, W 325 Air Corps Enlistment Date: Dec. 30, 1944 Enlistment City: Chicago, IL Enlistment Grade: Private Died: June 17, 1945 Cause: Illness Place of death: Manitowoc Buried: St. Gregory cemetery, St. Nazianz Plot No: 4 - 1 - 32 Tombstone ***** Pvt. Leona Sukowaty, 21, member of the WAC, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sukowaty, of route 1, Valders, died suddenly early Sunday morning at the Holy Family hospital. Private Sukowaty, who has been stationed in the WAC training center at Avon Park, Fla., in recent months was taken ill with a stomach ailment and suffered a nervous breakdown. She was sent back to the farm home, three miles northwest of St. Nazianz to recuperate and Saturday her condition forced her removal to the hospital where she died early the next morning. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Gregory's Catholic church, St. Nazianz. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Miss Sukowaty was born at the farm home in Eaton in 1924 and attended the St. Gregory's parochial school. She was a member of the Ladies Sodality of the congregation. Later she located in Chicago and before enlisting in the Woman's Auxiliary corps was employed in the plant of the Douglas Aircraft corporation in Chicago. She took her basic training at Des Moines, Iowa, after enlisting in January, 1945, and later was transferred to Florida. Survivors are the parents, seven sisters, Sister M. Elinore of Chicago, Mrs. Ray Leonhard of Kohler, Irene of this city, Mrs. Frank Wellert of Sheboygan, Marcella of Park Ridge, Ill., Evelyn and Imelda on the home farm; four brothers, Tech. Sgt. Herbert, gunner on a B-29 bomber in the south Pacific, Seaman 2/c Raymond also in the south Pacific, Edward and Andrew on the home farm. The body may be viewed at the Kellenbenz funeral home in St. Nazianz, where the rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, June 18, 1945 pg. 2


SURFUS: Walter L. Pvt. 64 Engr. TNG BN World War II Jan. 29, 1920 - June 3, 1948


SWEETMAN: Samuel S. TEC 5 US Army World War II April 11, 1900 - Jan. 25, 1970


SWOBODA: Lawrence J. 1st Lieutenant US Army World War II Aug. 27, 1920 - Oct. 21, 1967


TADYCH: Alex M. PFC US Army World War II Apr. 20, 1925 - Jan. 28, 1980


TADYCH: Chester L. Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. 128th Inf Co D World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 21, 1942 Place of death: New Guinea Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Private Chester Tadych, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tadych, Sr. of 435 North Tenth street, temporarily buried at Finschaffen cemetery, was killed in action in New Guinea in December, 1942. Tadych, one of a family of 14 children, entered the service in April, 1941, and after training in camps in this county went overseas. Born in Manitowoc he was employed as a truck driver here before entering service. Survivors in addition to his parents are five brothers and nine sisters. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 31, 1948 p.12 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 Photo


TADYCH: Joseph A. Residence: Manitowoc 2 Lt. 1333rd Hq. World War II Killed in action Died: March 13, 1945 Place of death: Burma Buried: Unknown


TAFELSKI: Andrew J. TEC 4 US Army World War II Feb. 26, 1914 - May 31, 1974


TANGEN: Edwin N T Sgt 766 Base Unit AAF World War II Sept 21 1913 - Oct 26 1956


TAYLOR: Ralph M. Residence: Manitowoc PFC 16 Inf. Div. Co I World War II Died of wounds Feb. 3, 1924 - March 28, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


TERENS: Wilbert P. Residence: Mishicot Cpl. 247 Field Arty Bn. World War II Died non battle - Disease Feb. 6, 1920 - Oct. 22, 1944 Place of death: Van Nuys, California Buried: Holy Cross cemetery, Mishicot


TERRY: Milton C. Pfc 551 MP Escort Guard Co. World War II July 18, 1917 - Oct. 28, 1953


TETEAK: Carlton F. Residence: Manitowoc, Wisconsin Rank: Corporal Branch: U.S. Army Air Force Enlistment Date: Aug. 10, 1942 Height: 69 Weight: 150 Release Date: Dec. 6, 1945 Jul. 30, 1921 - Nov. 18, 1974 ******** Cadet Carlton Teteak of the United States Air Corps, who is attending the Aeronautical University in Chicago, spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Teteak, 813 South 18th Street. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, September 8, 1942 pg. 11 ******** Our Men In Service Private Carlton F. Teteak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Teteak, South 18th Street, completed the four and on-half month course for air-mechanics and received his diploma at the aero- nautical university of Chicago, Ill. He is now stationed at a bomber air base in Yuma, Ariz. He enlisted on Aug. 4, 1942 and received his basic training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, February 2, 1943 pg. 5 ******** Our Men In Service Cpl. Carlton Teteak, 913 S. 18th street, has completed training andhas been graduated from the Army air forces training command school at Chanute field, Ill. He received instruction in the airplane power plant mechanics course. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, February 3, 1945 pg. 3 ******** Carlton F. Teteak, Manitowoc, corporal, 39 months in service, none overseas. He was awarded the American theater ribbon. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 24, 1945 pg. 3 ******** Carlton F. Teteak, 53, of 616 Horseshoe Dr., Manitowoc, died Monday morning at Marinette General Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc.  The Rev. Paul H. Blaufuss will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.  Military graveside rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Otto Oas Post no. 659, Manitowoc. Mr. Teteak was born July 30, 1921, at Manitowoc, son of Fred and Mae Prausa Teteak.  He attended Manitowoc public schools and was graduated in 1940 from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc.  A lifelong Manitowoc resident, he married Dianne Fickett June 6, 1964, at Chicago and had been employed as a truck driver for George Clark Transit Co.  Mr. Teteak was a veteran of World War II in which he served as a corporal in the Air Force.  He was a member of the VFW Post and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union Local 619. Surviving are his wife, a daughrter, Mrs. Gary (Linda) Breitwisch, of Sheboygan; a step-son, Harvey Fickett, of Manitowoc; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Teteak, of Rt. 4, Manitowoc; two brothers, Charles and Gerald, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Richard *(Marie)* Simmet, of Manitowoc and a grandson. Friends may call from 4 to 9 o'clock this Tuesday evening at Pfeffer Funeral Home. Herald-Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 19, 1974, page 3 Source: NewspaperArchive.com *=Please note incorrect information *=correct - name is Marion, not Marie Corrections added by a researcher.


THOMASCHEFSKY: Norman J Phm 2 US Coast Guard World War II April 27 1917 - Sept 14 1965


THOMASCHEFSKY: Peter J Pvt Co D 31 Med Training Bn World War II April 6 1899 - Aug 9 1955


THONE: Gordon B. Residence: Cato PFC 36 Armd Inf. 3 Armed Div. Co B World War II Died of wounds Nov. 25, 1911 - Aug. 17, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: Gjerpen cemetery, Cato ***** Two County Men Action Victims On French Soil Two youths from the county were killed in action on French soil in August, according to messages received by their parents from the War department over the weekend. PFC. Paul G. Hynek, 19 (photo), son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hynek of Manitowoc Rapids, was killed on August 13, while PFC. Gordon R. Thone of Clarks Mills who was reported slightly wounded on August 19, died of his injuries on that day. Raymond C. Thone, Cato, route 1, learned of his brother’s death Monday. This message followed one he received last Wednesday telling that his brother had been slightly wounded. PFC. Thone was born Nov. 25, 1909 at Clarks Mills, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Thone. He attended schools in the town of Cato. In Army Two Years Among his survivors are five sisters, Mrs. Peter Robley, Clarks Mills; Mrs. Otis Korstad; Valders; Mrs. Olaf Olson, Manitowoc; Mrs. John Miller, Suring and Mrs. Norman Anderson, Manitowoc; and two brothers, Raymond, Clarks Mills and Orin Thone, Suring. PFC. Thone was inducted into the Army in June, 1942, and received training at Camp Polk, La., Rice, Calif., Camp Picket, Pa., and Indiantown Gap, Pa. He left this country in August, 1943, going to England, and participated in the invasion of France. He was with an infantry regiment. Thone was a member of the Gjerpen church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 5, 1944 P. 2


THRONSON: Norris T. PFC 1880 Engr. Avn Bn World War II Aug. 2, 1914 - April 9, 1970


THUSS: Robert W. Tec. 5 563 Ord Hv. Maint. Co. World War II Sept. 30, 1918 - Feb. 20, 1964


TIKALSKY: Frank W. Pfc Hq Co 76 Armd Med Bn World War II March 27, 1906 - May 30, 1962


TILLS: Robert George Residence: Rockwood Ensign, USN. Pilot World War II Father, Mr. William J. Tills Combat: United States Navy Monument: Fort William Mckinley, Manila, the Philippines Awards: Purple Heart Medal Service Number: 81538 Killed In Action Died: Dec. 8, 1941 Place of death: Philippines Buried: Unknown ******** Rockwood Man On Langley Aboard the U.S. Plane carrier Langley, based at Cavite, 30 miles from Manila in the Philippine islands, is Lieut. Robert G. Tills, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tills of Rockwood. Unconfirmed reports from Manila said that the carrier had been the object of an attack by Japanese planes. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 8, 1941 pg. 8 ******** Robert Tills Is Killed In Jap Assault Ensign Robert G. Tills, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tills of Rockwood, was killed in action in the Philippines according to a telegram received this morning by his parents from the War Department. Although Ensign Tills had served on the airplane carrier U.S.S. Langley, which was attacked and damaged by Japanese bombing planes, his family had previously been informed that he was on shore duty at the naval air base at Cavite, 30 miles from Manila and thus had hoped for the best. They have no information as to whether he was at sea or on shore duty when he was killed. After completing his schooling in Manitowoc county, Tills enrolled in the Tri-State Engineering college at Angola, Ind., where he was graduated with the degrees of bachelor of science and aeronautical engineering. He was an honor student. He enlisted in 1938 and received his naval air training at Pensacola, Fla. He attained the rank of ensign in March, 1939, was ordered to Pearl Harbor, T.H,. and assigned to Patrol Squadron No. 24. Born in the town of Kossuth March 9, 1918, Ensign Tills was the son of William and Adelaide Tills. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Helen, a student at Oshkosh State Teachers college, and Jean at home. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, December 12, 1941 pg. 1 ******** Details concerning the death of Ensign Robert Tills of Rockwood appear to indicate that he was the first American casualty in the Philippine Islands. He was machine gunned by nine Jap planes, in his sea plane in a bay 20 miles off Davao on the Island of Mindanao at daybreak on Dec. 8, 1941. Lieut. Ebbe, a close friend of the ensign for two years, spent a day furlough in the state and turned over to Till's parents his friend's only remaining possessions, a prayer book and his spectacles. The delivery was made through an uncle and an aunt. Manitowoc Sun Messenger Sunday, May 1, 1942 ******** MEMORIAL FOR TILLS IS HELD Special Services For First County Victim Of War Memorial services for Ensign Robert G. Tills, first Manitowoc county man to lose his life in this war, were held Sunday afternoon at the Rockwood Lutheran church. Taking part in the service were the Rev. Edward Zell, pastor of the church, who baptized and confirmed the young man. Ensign Tills was one of those killed in the Japanese attack on the Philippine Islands on Dec. 7. The Rev. M A. Quandt, Watertown, father of Miss Victoria Quandt to whom he was engaged, also took part in the services. Two cousins, Delton Tills of Thiensville seminary and Paul Tills of this city, with Edward and William Zell of Northwestern college, formed the guard of honor to lead the parents and other relatives to their seats when the ceremony opened at 2:30 p.m. Delton Tills also read a biography of Ensign tills. The choir of St. Peter's Church at Mishicot, directed by Miss Alice Zell sang three songs. Ensign Tills was born March 9, 1918, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tills. After graduating from grade school and attending Rockwood high school for two years he attended Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and then in 1933 entered the preparatory department of Concordia college from where he went to Northwestern college at Watertown. In the fall of 1935 he enrolled in Tri-State college in Augola, Ind., where he studied aeronautical engineering, graduating in 1937. Receiving an appointment to the navy air school at Pensacola, Fla., he took training there for over a year and graduated in Sept., 1939 as an ensign. On Oct. 15, 1939 he received orders to go to Hawaii and after ten days was transferred to the Philippines. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, June 2, 1942 pg. 5 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ******** TO LAUNCH TILLS AT SAN PEDRO The U.S.S. Tills, destroyer escort vessel to be launched Sunday in San Pedro, Calif., will be christened by Miss Helen Tills, sister of Ensign Robert G. Tills, after whom the ship is named. Tills was Manitowoc County's first war casualty. Miss Tills, accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tills, route 5, Manitowoc, left here last week for the west coast to attend the launching. Ensign Tills, killed the first week of the war in the Philippines, has been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. He is entitled to the American Defense Service medal and the Asiatic-Pacific area campaign medal. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, October 2, 1943 pg. 2 ******** Photo


TOME: Lloyd N. Tec 4. World War II Died in the line of duty


TOME: Lloyd W. Residence: Two Rivers Enlistment Date: June 12, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Serial No: 36212593 Height: 68 Weight: 177 EC4 23 Engr. BN 3 Armd Div World War II (VA list has 23rd Armd Co B) Feb. 12, 1919 - April 24, 1945 Cause: Died of wounds Place of death: Germany Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Lloyd W. Tome Dies of Wounds T/Sgt. Lloyd W. Tome, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tome, of 633 North 4th street, reported wounded in Germany April 22, died the following day, according to a message received by his parents and his wife, the former Lila Schurr, of Two Rivers. His was the 131st war casualty in the county in World War II. Sergeant Tome was in the third armored division of the U.S. First army and was in one of the first contingents to storm the Normandy beaches on D-day, the first to crack the Siegried line, to cross the Rhine and later to link up with the Russians. In a letter to his wife, written April 22, and which was received earlier this week, Sergeant Tome said he was waiting rations and cooking equipment to catch up with the advancing column. He served as a cook in one of the units. Born in this city in 1919, he was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1937 and played basketball on the school five. He learned the barber trade and was employed in a shop in Two Rivers before entering the service June 11, 1941. After basic training at Camp Polk, Camp Pickett, Va., in California and Harrisburg, Va., he went overseas to England. While home on a furlough visit he married Miss Lila Schurr, of Two Rivers Feb. 24, 1943. Survivors are his wife; parents, sister (Survivor omitted for privacy.) of this city; grandparents, Mrs. Rose Reif of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Peter Blashka of this city. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, May 11, 1945 P.2 ********* Reburial services for the late Sgt. Lloyd Tome (above), son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tome, 633 North Fourth street, this city, are to be held at the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. W.G. Haase of that city officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery here with military rites at graveside by a firing squad of the Two Rivers post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sgt. Tome was the husband of the former Miss Leila Schurr of Two Rivers. His body is to arrive in Two Rivers late Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home from Tuesday morning until the time of services. Born in Manitowoc in 1919, Sgt. Tome graduated from Lincoln high school in 1937 and was employed as a barber in a Two Rivers barber shop prior to his induction in June, 1941. Following his training in this country, he left for the European theater in September, 1943, serving as a first cook with the third armored division of the First army. He was wounded in Germany in April, 1945, and died a day later. Surviving, in addition to his wife in Two Rivers and the parents here, are a sister (Survivor omitted for privacy.), and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Peter Blashka of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 11, 1948 P.2


TROTTIER: Floyd M. Residence: Manitowoc Born: Sept. 24, 1919 Enlistment Date: March 24, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee Height: 67 Weight: 126 Serical No: 36220913 Pfc. 108 Inf 45 Inf Div World War II Killed in action Died: May 26, 1944 Place of death: Italy Interment Date: Aug. 6, 1948 Buried: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois Plot No: Sec. 3 Site 879-K ***** The body of Trottier has been returned at the request of his father, Armidos Trottier of 504 South 25th street. Pfc. Trottier was killed in Italy, May 26, 1944 at the age of 25. He was a member of an infantry unit and had been in service since March, 1942 and had been overseas for a year prior to his death. Pfc. Trottier was born in Two Rivers in 1919 and moved to this city with his parents about 10 years ago. He was a graduate of Lincoln high school. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 9, 1948 p.14 ***** Photo Tombstone


TUCH: Francis J. Pfc 1918 Svc Comd Unit World War II June 22, 1911 - May 24, 1956


TUCK: Carole Ellen PHM3 US Navy World War II Dec. 21 1923/Mar. 23 1990 Cemetery: Pioneer Rest, Two Rivers, WI Gravesite: 4-22 Tombstone


TULACH: Glenn G. Pvt. U.S. Army World War II April 28, 1924 - April 27, 1970


TUSCHEL: Margaret A. SP 1 USNR World War II Oct. 8, 1912 - Feb. 20, 1966


TVETEN: Morten J. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 142nd Inf World War II Killed in action Died: March 20, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc TYCHANSKI: Stanley Pvt. 1077 Base Unit AAF World War II June 12, 1914 — Dec. 15 1954


VAN DE HEY: Wilbert H. SF2 U.S. Navy World War II Nov. 7, 1916 - Feb. 22, 1978


VAN DER LOUIS: John PFC U.S. Army World War II July 2, 1923 - Aug. 17, 1978


VAN DORNICK: Henry Residence: Manitowoc Infantry World War II Killed in action Died: July 10, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: Unknown Henry A. Van Dornick Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Service # 7032466 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 10-Jul-44 Buried at: Plot D Row 7 Grave 17 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php


VAN ESS: Granville J. Tec. 5 US Army World War II Apr. 22, 1917 - Dec. 7, 1973


VAN SCHEPEN: Minor, Jr. Cm. 2 USNR World War II June 11, 1920 - Dec. 16, 1958


VANDERBLOOMEN: Edward P. Pfc US Marine Corps Res World War II Sept 28 1901 - March 8 1964 Cemetery: Holy Cross, Two Rivers, WI Plot No: B - 23 - 8 Tombstone ******** Edward P. Vander Bloomen, 62, of Rt. 2, Crivitz, a former resident of Two Rivers and Marine Corps veteran of World War II, died Sunday at United States Veterans Administration Hospital, Marquette, Mich. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, the Rev. H.J. Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Military rites at the graveside will be by the American Legion Post of Two Rivers. Mr. VanderBloomen was born Sept. 27, 1901, at De Pere, son of the late Peter and Anna Anderson VanderBloomen. He married the former Elizabeth Brugmans at Marquette, Mich., Sept. 7, 1922. After marriage the couple settled in the Crivitz area. In 1957, the family moved to Two Rivers and for five years Mr. VanderBloomen was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co. and also during that period served as custodian at VFW Center, Two Rivers. He was a member of Netzel-Zenz Post, American Legion, Crivitz, an associate member of the Eleven Gold Star Post 1248, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Two Rivers, and also a member of the Holy Name Society at Crivitz. Besides his wife he leaves three sons (private); two sisters, Mrs. George Leygraf, of Milwaukee and Mrs. Lillian Brandt, of Marquette, Mich.; five brothers, Fred, of Kaukauna, Louis, of Crivitz, Walter, of Pound, Ralph, of Cudahy and Elmer, of Milwaukee; eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:45. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 9, 1964 p.7


VANDERBLOOMEN: Elmer P. Pvt US Coast Guard World War II Born: Sept. 3, 1923 Crivitz Enlisted: July 23, 1942 Honorably Discharged: Dec. 24, 1945 Died: Oct. 1, 2007 Two Rivers, Manitowoc, WI ******** Elmer P. "Lucky" VanderBloomen, age 84, of 7930 Reifs Mills Road, Manitowoc, died peacefully early Monday morning, Oct. 1, 2007, at the Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers. Elmer was born on Sept. 3, 1923, in Crivitz, a son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Brugman) VanderBloomen. He attended schools in Crivitz, and was a graduate of Crivitz High School. On July 23, 1942, he entered the U.S. Coast Guard, and served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged from service on Dec. 24, 1945. On May 15, 1943, Elmer married the former Maefern Jebavy in Two Rivers. He was employed as a mechanic with Hamilton Manufacturing Company of Two Rivers for over 20 years, retiring in 1984. After retiring, Elmer and Maefern enjoyed playing golf. He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Two Rivers Senior Citizens, Kubale - O'Connell VFW Post 6179 of Kellnersville and the Sea Bees. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons: Thomas and Robert VanderBloomen; an infant: Peter; and by a sister-in-law: Annabelle VanderBloomen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Francis Creek. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Paul Paider, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Military graveside rites will be accorded by members of the Kubale - O'Connell VFW Post 6179 of Kellnersville. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday evening and after 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Anne's Catholic Church until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, is assisting the VanderBloomen family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 3, 2007


VANSERKE: Ernest L. Pvt. Btry C 22 Fld Arty Bn World War II June 18, 1899 - Aug. 5, 1958


VAVRUNEK: Thomas J., Jr S Sgt 593 Base Unit AAF World War II Enlistment Date: Dec. 29, 1941 Enlistment City: Wausau, WI Enlistment Grade: Private Branch: Air Corps Service No: 16 023 348 Honorable Discharge Date: Oct. 3, 1945 Jan 6 1915 - Dec 3 1961 Cemetery: Forest View, Two Rivers, Manitowoc WI Plot No: B - 5 - 3 Tombstone ******** Thomas J. Vavrunek, 46, of 1608 East St., Two Rivers, a tool and die maker at Metal Ware Corp, Two Rivers, and an overseas Air Force veteran of World War II, died unexpectedly of a heart attack while viewing a television program at his home early Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. T.F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in Forest View Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Vavrunek was born Jan. 5, 1915, at Two Rivers, a son of the late Thomas and Josephine Zobek Vavrunek. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, most of which period was spent in England. He married the former Hildegarde Hinkley of Two Rivers at Hartford, Conn., May 12, 1942, while in the service. Prominent in affairs of ZCBJ Lodge 142, Two Rivers, holding numerous offices and on the committee which had charge of the lodge's golden anniversary a number of years ago, he was also a member of Eleven Gold Star Post 1248, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter and two sons (private) a sister, Mrs. Casimir Markowski, of Two Rivers; two half-sisters, Mrs. Julius P. Everson, of Two Rivers and Mrs. Frank Carl, of Manitowoc; a brother, Alfred, of Manitowoc and two half-brothers, Anton Yakoubek, of Two Rivers and Frank Yakoubek, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Members of Eleven Gold Star Post 1248, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will meet in a body at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 4, 1961 pg. T-3


VELCHEK: Anton A. PFC U.S. Army World War II July 7, 1925 - March 11, 1955


VETTER: Elroy E. T. Sgt. 325 Base Unit AAF World War II D.FC. AM & 3OLC Enlistment Date: Jan. 26, 1942 Enlistment City: Fort Sheridan, IL Enlistment Rank: Private Service No: 36 233 114 Pension No: XC 5 302 972 Honorable Discharge Date: Sept. 8, 1945 U.S. Medals: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters Nov. 8, 1918 - July 2, 1958 Cemetery: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Manitowoc WI ******** Farmer Killed When Board Pierces Chest Elroy E. Vetter Fatally Injured While Sowing Valders---A 39 year old farmer was killed almost instantly Wednesday afternoon when a board pieced his chest during a sawing operation. Elroy F. Vetter of Rt 1. Valders, and two other men were lifting a board during sawing operation at the sawmill on the Vetter farm when the board caught in the saw and was sent flying. The two by six board hit Vetter in the chest. Vetter was taken to Valders for treatment but Dr. Theodore Teitgen, Manitowoc County coroner believed that Vetter was killed almost instantly after the accident. The accident happened about 4:15 o'clock at the sawmill on the 100-acre Vetter farm where logs were sawed into boards for neighboring farmers. Vetter, father of five children, was working with Theodore Damm and Adam Durben at Rt. 4, Chilton, at the time of the accident. The three men were cutting boards for Durben. Doctor Teitgen said there would be no inquest. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Liberty with the Rev. Samuel Kugler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Vetter was born Nov. 8, 1918, in the Town of Liberty, son of the late Edwin and Marie Nass Vetter of Manitowoc. He attended the University of Wisconsin agricultural short course. He served for four years in the Air Force during World War 11, including service as an aerial gunner while stationed in England and attained the rank of sergeant. On June 15, 1947, he married Karolyn Bathke. In addition to farming in the Town of Liberty, he had operated a sawmill for the past year. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also active as a bowler. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, (private), and four sons, (private), mother of Manitowoc, three brothers, Willard of Delhi, N.Y., Vernon of Valders and Edward with the Army in Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Pleuss of Valders, Mrs. Virgil Cogswell of Manitowoc and Louella Vetter of Manitowoc, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Berge Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Thursday, July 3, 1958


VETTER: Roman W. Pfc. US Army World War II Enlistment Date: Dec. 22, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, WI Enlistment Rank: Private Nov. 9, 1922 - Dec. 19, 1976 Cemetery: Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Kossuth, Manitowoc WI ******** Roman (Red) Vetter, 54, of 4105 Broadway St., Manitowoc, died early Sunday morning at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate with burial in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth. Mr. Vetter was born Nov. 9, 1922, at Valders, son of the late Fred and Laura Glasow Vetter. He was graduated from Valders High School with the Class of 1940 and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Overseas in the European Theater. He married Grace E. Wiesner Dec. 18, 1948. Mr. Vetter had been employed at Pine River Dairy and was presently employed by Fred Radandt Sons Inc. and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 619. Survivors include his wife, three brothers, Edgar, of Quarry, Gary of Apple Valley, Calif., and Harold of Grimms and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Lila) Barnes, of Valders. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Monday evening where a prayer service will be held at 7 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter Monday, December 20, 1976 pg. 3


VETTING: Gerhardt L. Sgt. Co. C. 701 Mil. Police BN World War II Enlistment Date: July 10, 1941 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, WI Enlistment Rank: Private Service No: 36 215 669 Height: 68 Weight: 163 Honorable Discharge Date: Dec. 12, 1945 Dec. 7, 1913 - Oct. 3, 1961 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc WI Plot No: T - 15 - 7 ******** Gerhardt Vetting, 44, of 4343 Kostner Ave., Chicago, died Tuesday evening at Chicago. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The Drews-Bleser American Legion Post 88 will conduct graveside military rites. He was born Dec. 7, 1916, at Manitowoc Rapids, son of the late Emil and Mathilda Larson Vetting. He married Eunice Wiger June 8, 1948, in the Town of Cato. The family resided in that township until three years ago when it moved to Chicago. He served in Company C of the 701 Military Police Btn. During World War II and gained rank of sergeant. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving are his wife; five brothers; Eugene of Milwaukee, Ervin of Manitowoc, Herbert and Clarence of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, and Arnold of Nekoosa; and three sisters, Mrs. Ferdinance Kieselhorst of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, and Mrs. John Pollen and Mrs. E. C. Schroeder of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, October 4, 1961 pg. T-5


VIERGUTZ: Harold J. Sgt. World War II Killed in action


VOBORIL: Roy M. Sgt. U.S. Army World War II Apr. 9, 1921 - Jan. 3, 1978


VOELKER: Lester G. TEC5 377 Infantry World War II Enlistment Date: June 27, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, WI Enlistment Rank: Private Height: 67 Weight: 118 Oct. 28, 1912 - Oct. 25, 1970 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc WI Plot No: V - 16 - 5 ******** Lester G. Voelker, 57, of 715 N. 11th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday at home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. George J. Knudson will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Voelker was born Oct. 28, 1912, son of the late Benjamin and Mrs. Ida Schulz Voelker. He married Marion Schlaeter Nov. 17, 1942 at Bastrop, Texas. He was employed at Piggly Wiggly grocery store as produce manager in recent years. Mr. Voelker was vice-president of the First Lutheran Church Men's Club until he became ill three years ago. Survivors include his wife; a son, Capt. William. L Voelker, of Tucson, Ariz.; his mother, Mrs. Ida Voelker, of Two Rivers; and two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Ester) Geier and Miss Hazel Voelker of Two Rivers. A sister, Mrs. Edna Puta, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where the First Lutheran Men will have visitation at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, October 26, 1970 pg. T-7


VOGEL: Earl O. 1st Lieutenant Infantry 195th ITB IRTC Co B World War II Enlistment Date: Nov. 13, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, WI Enlistment Rank: Private Serial No: 36 281 810 & 01 323 762 Pension No: XC 5 576 822 Height: 68 Weight: 179 Honorable Discharge: Aug. 10, 1943 Commissioned Service: Aug. 10, 1943 Honorable Discharge: Jan 3, 1946 Oct. 14, 1907 - Aug. 10, 1953 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc WI Plot No: U - 2 - 10 ******** Earl O. Vogel, 45, who left Manitowoc two years ago to locate in St. Petersburg, Fla., died unexpectedly at Tampa, Fla., Monday evening. Masonic funeral rites will be held at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Vogel was born in Manitowoc in 1907, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Vogel. He served in the army in World War II and received a lieutenant's commission in 1943. Returning from the service, Vogel was the Manitowoc representative of Heronymous and Brinkman, Inc., Sheboygan investment brokers, having offices in the Savings Bank building. He and his family left Manitowoc in September, 1951, to locate in St. Petersburg. Since locating in Florida he had been engaged in the banking and investment business. In 1936 he married Miss Lois Wigglesworth of Madison. She survives with a son, and two daughters (private). He was a member of Manitowoc lodge No. 65, F. and A.M., Manitowoc chapter Royal Arch Masons, and the Manitowoc Commandery Knights Templar, the St. Petersburg lodge of Elks, Lakewood Country Club, St. Petersburg, Drews-Bleser post of the American Legion, Manitowoc, and the Disabled Emergency Officers of World Wars. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, August 11, 1953 pg. M-15


VOGEL: Frederick Paul Residence: Manitowoc Torpedoman's mate ec, USNR. USS Robal World War II Wife, Mrs. Jean K. Vogel Killed In Action Died: July 2, 1944 Place of death: Philippines Buried: At sea


VOGEL: Harold Richard Cox U.S.N.R. World War II d. Tn. Mosel, Sheboygan co. Wis. Sept. 24, 1924 - Jan. 15, 1947 ******** Accident Occurs Near Sheboygan (photos of victims and also of car) Cars Collide on Icy Road in Snow Storm; Two Killed Instantly; Two Seriously Hurt Three Manitowoc young men, all of whom served in World War II were killed and a Sheboygan couple seriously injured in a two-car collision on highway 32, five miles northwest of Sheboygan during a snowstorm shortly after 11 o'clock Wednesday night. The dead: Grant A. Swette, 30, of 1715A Washington street, driver of the car. Harold Vogel, 22, of 1715 Washington street. John Hlinak, 25, of F5R, Custerdale The injured: (omitted for privacy) Vogel and Hlinak, riding in the Swette car, were killed instantly. Swette died three hours later in St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan. All sustained skull fracture, crushed chests and internal injuries. .....(about survivors) According to Coroner Wesley Van Zanden, the Swette car, bound north on the highway, skidded on the snow covered road and swerved crosswise directly into the path of the Kress car, inbound to Sheboygan. The Kress car struck the Manitowoc machine squarely in the middle, according to the coroner. Third Car Involved Swette was thrown clear of the car into the ditch. Vogel's body was on the highway while Hlinak was inside the wrecked car, crushed against the side. Just after the impact a car driven by (private) rammed into the rear of the Kress car. (private) immediately got in touch with Sheriff Ted Mosch and Coroner Van Zanden, and doctors and ambulances were rushed to the scene. Hlinak and Vogel were dead but Swette, alive but unconscious, was rushed to the hospital. The coroner announced there would be no inquest. According to information gleaned from relatives of the three victims, Swette and Vogel left Manitowoc early last evening for a trip to Sheboygan and called for Hlinak. While the latter's wife and children reside at Custerdale, Hlinak had been employed at the Vollrath plant in Sheboygan, and was boarding with his brother, Joseph, also employed there. Car Demolished The three left Sheboygan shortly before 11 o'clock and were enroute towards Kiel, on Highway 32. The accident happened about two miles northwest of Erdman's Corners at the intersection of highway 32 and county trunk U. Sheboygan authorities said the Swette car was a complete wreck. The tragedy brought death to three Manitowoc youths who were back in civilian life after serving in the World War II. Hlinak and Swette both served in the army, while Vogel was in the navy for two years. The accident brought to five the number of highway fatalities in Sheboygan county with January only half over. Last weekend two persons were killed in [a] traffic accident in Sheboygan and south of that city. Funeral Services Grant Swette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Swette, was born in Green Bay in 1916. He moved to Two Rivers with his parents 20 years ago where the father established a dry cleaning business. Five years later they came to this city. He was a veteran of World War II, serving a year in the army and was discharged in 1945. A member of the Eagles and the American Legion he worked with his brother harold in the building construction business here. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Louis Swette, of this city; three brothers, Harold and Kenneth of this city, Earl of Rio Creek, Wis.; and a daughter (private). Funeral services will be held Monday morning at the St. Boniface church with burial in the Ft. Howard cemetery at Green Bay. The body is at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Harold R. Vogel was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Vogel of route 1, Cato, and for the past six months resided at 1715 Washington street, being employed as a truck driver by the Schlei dray line. He was born on the farm home south of Whitelaw in 1924 and was a coxswain in the navy, serving for two years in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas. He was discharged last June. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Vogel; three brothers (private); three sisters (private) (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vogel home and at 9:30 at St. Michael's church, Whitelaw, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body was moved to the Vogel home from the Pfeffer funeral home this afternoon. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. John Hlinak was born at Krok, Wis., in 1921 and in 1941 married Miss Geraldine Wolfert. He served in the army during the war and was a member of the American Legion. While his wife and two children reside at Custerdale he was employed at the Vollrath plant at Sheboygan and boarded during the week at the home of his brother, Joseph, in Sheboygan. He is survived by his wife; two sons (private); father, Joseph, of route 1, Denmark; two brothers (private); three sisters (private). Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the Tisch Mills Catholic cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 16, 1947 P.1


VREEKE: Henry Martin T.Sgt. 4706 Defense Wg. AF World War II July 8, 1919 - June 7, 1967


WACHHOLZ: Mainard H. Tec 5 34355 Ord Maint Co World War II Jan. 29, 1928 - Apr. 2, 1950


WACHOWSKI: John A. Tec 3 497 Ord Mva Co World War II Feb 15 1915 - Jan 31 1967


WACHOWSKI: Raymond G. Cox USNR World War II Sept 19 1924 - Oct 1 1969


WACHTEL: Roland A. As. U.S.N.R. World War II Oct. 9, 1914 - Jan. 18, 1965


WAGNER: Carl E. PFC 3807 QM Truck Co. World War II March 17, 1917 - Jan. 20, 1959


WAGNER: Francis J. Residence: St. Nazianz Serial No: 36830154 PFC 322 Inf. World War II Killed in action Jan. 2, 1925 - Sept. 28, 1944 Place of death: Polau Island Interment Date: Feb. 12, 1949 Buried: St. Gregory cemetery, St. Nazianz Tombstone ***** Two Manitowoc county men have given their lives in defending their country, and a local man, Lieut. Lorits L. Cerkas, 20, of the Army air corps, son of John Cerkas, 1336-A S. Tenth street, is listed as missing over Germany since Oct. 7, according to messages received by kin from the War department this week. Killed in action in Italy was Pvt. Berlyn Higgings, 32, 1132 S. 16th street, whose wife, Irene, survives with an 18 month old daughter. Another casualty, the first in the village of St. Nazianz, was Pfc. Francis Wagner, who was fatally wounded in action on Angaur in the Palau Islands in the Pacific. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, October 27, 1944 pg. 2 ***** Reburial services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gregory’s Catholic church, St. Nazianz, for Pfc. Francis Wagner who was killed in the South Pacific in September, 1944. The Rev. Fr. Clyde, a brother of the deceased hero, was the celebrant at the requiem high mass, and the Rev. Finton Holzknecht conducted the services at the grave. Military services were also conducted and over 40 men in uniform attended the services. Survivors include the deceased’s mother, Mrs. Julius Wagner, St. Nazianz; two brothers and two sisters. (Survivors edited for privacy) The following group of Manitowoc County Gold Star Mothers attended the funeral: Mrs. Lillian Gerl, Mrs. Guy Kelnhofer, Mrs. Anna Leindecker, Mrs. Henry W. Engelbrecht, Mrs. A. Shimalune, and Mrs. Mary Willgen. Out-of-county persons who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gadow, Rhea Mae and John of Barton; Miss Millicent Hallas of St. Paul; Morley Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Fergunson, all of Fond du Lac; Leo Glueckstein, Mr. and Mrs. Schubert Censky, Paul and Mrs. Tess Jaeckels, Mr. and Mrs. James Daley, Mrs. Louis Kusterman, Dr. and Mrs. Al Kusterman and children, Mr. Cy Lulloff, Crissis Lulloff, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Philbert, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sikerra, Mrs. Russell La Bonte, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Teben, and Louis Lulloff of Milwaukee. The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday, February 15, 1949 – P. 20


WAGNER: Jerome J. Pfc US Army World War II June 6, 1922 - Aug. 29, 1977


WALKER: William Peter Colorado Sgt US Marine Corp World War II Feb. 27, 1923 - July 10, 1967


WALLEN: Sigwald N. PFC 327 Glider Inf. World War II July 6, 1919 - Jan. 12, 1949


WALTHERS: Robert E. Residence: Manitowoc 2 Lt. World War II Missing in action presumed Killed in action Died: Dec. 5, 1943 Place of death: France Buried: Unknown Robert E. Walthers Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # O-750231 332nd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group, Heavy Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 5-Dec-43 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery Cambridge, England Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php


WARD: Stephen H. TEC 5 343 QM Dep. Sup.Co. World War II April 29, 1913 - March 5, 1965


WARREN: Emily C. Tec 5 WAC World War II Oct. 10, 1920 - Jan. 12, 1952 ******** Funeral services for Mrs. Richard Warren, 31, of Valders, victim of a weekend auto accident, were held at the Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and the St. Joseph Catholic church Wednesday morning. Officiating was Rev. Frank Svatek, pastor of the Kellnersville church. Members of the Drew Bleser American Legion post, of Manitowoc, conducted graveside military rites at the church cemetery. Mrs. Warren, a former World War II WAC, died Saturday night when her husband's car overturned on Highway 151, just west of Valders. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, January 17, 1952 pg. 2-M


WATSON: Frederick J. Residence: Two Rivers 2 Lt. 7th Army World War II Killed in action Died: March 16, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Forest View cemetery, Two Rivers ***** Watson Brothers Final rites for two brothers killed overseas in action in the last war, 2nd Lt. Frederick Watson, 21, and Pfc. George Watson, 24, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Watson, Memorial drive, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers. Color guards of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct rites at the graves in Forest Veiw cemetery. Lieutenant Watson met death in Germany in 1945. A graduate of Washington high school in Two Rivers, he attended the University of Wisconsin two years before entering service. After receiving officers' training at Fort Benning, Ga., Lt. Watson emerged a second lieutenant in November, 1941. Before the end of that year he was sent overseas with the 7th army. Private Watson was killed in New Guinea in 1944. He also was graduated from Washington high school, Two Rivers, in 1938 and attended Mission House college two years. In 1940 he joined Company E of the Wisconsin national guard and left from Manitowoc with that unit Oct. 15, 1940. After serving with Co. E in the Buna campaign he was hospitalized with malaria. He met his death on July 29, 1944, after rejoining his unit. Survivors of the two boys are their parents, a brother at home and two sisters (Survivors omitted for privacy.), also at home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 19, 1948 P.2 ******** [bur. 08-20-1948/age 21 yrs.] ******** Photo


WATSON: George G. Residence: Two Rivers Pfc. Co E World War II Killed in action Died: July 29, 1944 Place of death: New Guinea Buried: Forest View cemetery, Two Rivers ***** Watson Killed in New Guinea PFC. George G. Watson, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Watson of Two Rivers, was reported killed in action in New Guinea on July 29, according to a War department notice to his parents today. PFC. Watson becomes the 56th casualty from Manitowoc county in this war. PFC. Watson left the country with Company E of the Wisconsin National Guard in October, 1940. He was born in Two Rivers on April 19, 1920. His father served overseas in World War I, both being members of the Eleven Gold Star Post 1246 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The young soldier is the third member of the World War II vets to be killed in service. PFC. Watson graduated from Washington high school in 1938 and in his sophomore and junior years he was a member of the Washington high school football team. In his senior year he served as a member of the Civic Service society. Following his graduation from high school he attended Mission House college at Plymouth for two years and in 1940 joined Company E with which he left for service in October of that year, receiving his basic training at camps in Louisiana. During the summer vacation periods the young man worked with his father who is a partner in the Lahey and Watson Plumbing and Electrical company. In his last letter to his parents, written on July 10, PFC. Watson said he expected to be home for Christmas. A veteran of the Buna campaign, PFC. Watson was stricken with malaria in January 1943 and was hospitalized for ten months, rejoining Company E in November. Survivors are the parents, two brothers and two sisters. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 22, 1944 P.2 ******* [bur. 08-20-1948/age 24 yrs.] ******** Photo


WEBER: Norman L. Cpl US Marine Corps Res World War II Oct. 23, 1917 - Sept. 23, 1955


WEBER: Philip W., Jr. Pvt. 25 Spruce Sq. World War II Feb. 6, 1892 - Aug. 9, 1954


WEBER: Robert Peter Sf 1 U.S. Navy World War II - Korea June 8, 1921 - July 30, 1961


WEGNER: Reinhart Sgt. Co. D 711 Tank Bn World War II Nov. 12, 1921 - Feb. 1, 1960


WELLER: Raymond. N. T.Sgt. 9201 Tech SVC Unit World War II Aug. 30, 1910 - Jan. 27, 1963


WELLNER: Carl P. Cpl. 3508 AAF Base Unit World War II Aug. 24, 1905 - Dec. 18, 1950


WELLNER: Bernard A. Residence: Manitowoc, Wisconsin U.S. Air Corps World War II Enlisted from: Milwaukee Enlistment date: Jan. 19, 1942 Height: 65” Weight: 127 lbs. Grade: Private Release date: Oct. 11, 1945 Sep. 3, 1921 – Jan. 14, 2008 ******** Bernard A. Wellner, age 86, of 1235 S. 24th St., Manitowoc, died on Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Bernie was born on Sept. 3, 1921, in the town of Franklin, son of the late George M. and Mary (Braun) Wellner Sr. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II from 1942 until 1946. On Nov. 15, 1975, he married the former Eunice Morgan at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Bernie farmed for many years, and was then employed for 25 years with Memorial Hospital until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and the American Legion Post 88. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Bernie was preceded in death by seven sisters and eight brothers-in-law: Martha (Joseph Menza)-(Ben) Baroun; Rose (Joseph) Chizek; Gertrude (George) Borre; Louis Sauer; Marie (Eric) Schneider; Dorothy (Tony) Moes; Caroline (Matt) Pettinger; and Regina Wellner; three brothers and four sisters-in-law: Joseph (Viola) Wellner; George (Leona) Wellner; John (Millie) Wellner; and Carol Wellner; and one step-grandchild: Bethany Sorenson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi-Waldo Site. The Rev John Schuetze will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will take place at St. Michael Cemetery in Whitelaw. Military graveside services will be accorded by the American Legion Post 88. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State St., Manitowoc. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., led by Deacon Robert Drobka. Relatives and friends may call again at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 16, 2008


WELLS: Lyle A Pvt Co H 309 Infantry World War II June 17, 1920 - Oct. 2, 1972


WELNETZ: Joseph A. Cpl. U.S. Army World War II Oct. 3, 1923 - Oct. 12, 1977


WELSH: Dean Marvin Carpenter's mate 1c, USCG World War II Wife, Mrs. Marian Elizabeth Welsh Killed In Action, Died of Wounds ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


WETZEL: Lester H. Cpl 1060 Base Unit AAF World War II Oct 30, 1921 - Nov 6, 1952


WICKMAN: Vernon Enlistment Date: April 21, 1945 Release Date: January 16, 1946 May 16, 1915-Nov. 17, 1980 Cemetery: Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Kossuth, Manitowoc, Wisconsin ******** Mr. Vernon Wickman, 65, of County Trunk VV, Two Rivers, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 17, in northern Wisconsin while vacationing. Private family services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Glenn Unke will officiate and burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth. Mr. Wickman was born May 16, 1915, at Marshfield, son of the late Edward and Anna Schilling Wickman. He attended schools in Marshfield. He was owner of Wickman's Cycle Shop for 43 years starting in business in 1937. He married Iola Colyar Aug. 23, 1939. The couple resided in Manitowoc. Mr. Wickman was a World War II veteran entering service in 1945 and being discharged in 1946. He was a member Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and past president of National Star Route Mail Carriers Association. Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon Jr. and Mary Ann Wickman of Port Wing, Wis.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and John Bauer of Cable, Wis.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, LeRoy and Viola Wickman of Waupun, and Carl and Hazel Wickman of Wisconsin Rapids; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nila and Harold Jewett of Waupaca, and Gladys and DeVere Primeau of New Jersey; a granddaughter, a grandson (private), and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anne, iin 1969. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home from 6 o'clock to 9 o'clock this Wednesday evening and until noon Thursday. A memorial has been established in his name. Herald Times Reporter, November 19, 1980 P.3


WIER: Chester J. Residence: Manitowoc Enlistment Date: September 16, 1942 Enlistment City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Height: 72 Weight: 159 Serial No: 2065455 2 Lt. Bombadier 871st Bomber Sq 497th BomberWorld War II Killed in action U.S. Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal Died: Feb. 19, 1945 Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial Place of death: South Pacific Buried: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea ******** Missing Second Lt. Chester Wier, a bombardier on a B-29, had been missing in action since out on a mission Feb.19 in the southwest Pacific, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wier, 2316 Marshall street, were informed Tuesday by the War department. In the air force since September, 1942, Lt. Wier trained at Luke field, Ariz., received his wings at Childress, Tex., and later was transferred to Pyote Army air field, Tex., and Nebraska. He left for overseas in January. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, March 21, 1945


WIERTZBACH: John J. Pvt 6 Infantry World War I - World War II Jan 12 1898 - Sep 6 1951


WIGEN: Ken J. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 32nd Div Co E World War II Died Airplane crash Died: March 15, 1945 Place of death: Philippines Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


WILKENS: Henry J. Residence: Kiel Pvt 22 Inf. 4 Inf. Div. World War II Killed in action June 9, 1922 - June 15, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: St. Peter & Paul cemetery, Kiel


WILKENS: John A. Residence: Kiel Pfc 71 Inf. 44 Inf. Div. World War II Killed in action Dec. 12, 1923 - Nov. 17, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: St. Peter & Paul cemetery, Kiel


WILLIAMSON: Arthur J. Pvt. Stu Army Tng Corps World War II April 25, 1899 - March 3, 1970


WILMET:Bernard B. Cpl Air Corps World War II Jan. 26, 1915 — Feb. 1, 1943 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ******** Photo


WILTGEN: Floyd N. Residence: Two Rivers Sgt 127 Inf 32 Div Co E World War II Killed in action Nov 22 1919 - Jan 4 1943 Place of death: Buna, New Guinea Buried: Holy Cross cemetery, Two Rivers ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. At Two Rivers this week the two groups met for formal presentation of flags to the Legion by officers of the Forty-et-Eight. In the group left to right: Roland C. Bleser, John Mezera, Peter Beitzel and T.C. Eckhart. Charles (Cy) Urbanek, of the Forty-et-Eight and Dr. E.C. Cary, Reedsville, Joseph Vanderbloemen, Two Rivers, Edwark Moakler, Manitowoc, Edward Koutnik, Kiel, and Huber Clayton, Valders, representing the five Legion posts. The list of names of the county's war dead include: Two Rivers—Anton Damman, Alfred Denis, Joseph Dupuis, Joseph Krey, Roland LeMere, Stanley Martinkavitz, Frances Paulow, Floyd Wiltgen, Melvin Yana, Roland Lawrentz, George Larsen, Burton Hansen, Harvey Engelbrecht. Manitowoc—Harvey Fargo, Sylvester Habelwitz, Elton Hovi, Harold Huebner, Robert Kelnhofer, Rudolph Maresh, John Rehak, Thomas Somes, Chester Tadych, Robert Tills, Dean Welsh, Bernard Wilmet. Cleveland—Lester Hansen. Reedsville—Charles Novak. Valders—Ernest Klenke. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ******** Photo


WINDUS: Charles F. Residence: Manitowoc PFC 392 Inf. 99 Inf. Div. World War II (VA list has 393 Inf Co K) Sept. 4, 1919 - April 7, 1945 Cause: Disease Place of death: France Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


WINKELMAN: George W. Pvt. 1 CL 7 Inf. 3 Div. World War II Purple Heart Jan. 27, 1912 - Nov. 6, 1945


WISNIEWSKI: Joseph A. Residence: Two Rivers Tec 5. 2685 Ftr Gp. World War II Died: April 1, 1944 Cause: Motorcycle accident Place of death: Corsica, Italy Buried: Unknown ******** Photo


WOERFEL: William Mead Resident: Manitowoc Machinist's mate 3c, USNR. USS Cooper World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Woerfel Killed In Action Died: Dec. 3, 1944 Place of death: Philippines Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


WOOD: Norman B. New Jersey Colonel U.S. Army Ret. World War I - World War II Nov. 6, 1889 - Sept. 10, 1950


WOOSTER: James Rail, Jr. Michigan Bm 3 US Coast Guard World War II March 6 1928 - Nov 4 1951


WORDELL:Robert H. Pvt. Co. I 328 Infantry World War II April 2, 1920 - Dec. 12, 1972


YELMENE: Ralph E. Tec. 5 2 Fighter Sq. AAF World War II March 24, 1925 - March 17, 1971


ZAHORIK: Joseph W. Photo Resident: Manitowoc S Sg. 47th Inf 1st Army World War II Killed in action Died: March 4, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Belgium - Memorial at Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ***** Joseph W. Zahorik Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Service # 36827359 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 4-Mar-45 Buried at: Plot F Row 10 Grave 55 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Henri-Chapelle, Belgium Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ***** (Note: I have divided this and put the part about each serviceman with his entry in the cemeteries. An entry for Stoeppelman couldn't be found, it's possible he was buried in Illinois where his family was from.) Three Manitowoc Servicemen Are Reported War Casualities War department telegrams from Washington the past 24 hours brought news of the death of two young Manitowoc sericemen, prominent in their school days on athletic teams of Lincoln high school, and confirmation of the death of the husband of a Manitowoc woman. The dead: S/Sgt. Joseph William (Zeke) Zahorik, 21-year-old son of Register of deeds and Mrs. Joseph C. Zahorik, 1011 St. Clair street. Pfc. Paul Adams, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Adams, 955 N. Sixth Street. Pvt. Horace A Stoeppelman, husband of the former Jean Luecke, 1609A S. Tenth street. Sgt. Zahorik, who was a replacement division of Gen. Hodges' First army, was killed in action in Germany on Mar. 4. Little is known about his participation in combat, for "Zeke" as he was familiarly known to his friends, wrote nothing of what he was doing. Both Adams and Zahorik entered Lincoln high school after attending Woodrow Wilson junior high. Zahorik was on the school's basketball and football squads for three seasons, while Adams played with the football eleven for three years. Was Drill Instructor Zahorik was inducted into the service July 13, 1943, shortly after his graduation from high school. He was sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga., where for 14 months he served as a drill instructor for recruits going through their basic training. He came home last August, and in September embarked for overseas, landing in England. Always in the infantry, he earned his staff sergeant's stripes in January of this year. Zahorik was born in this city on April 7, 1923. He attended the Sacred Heart parochial, school and was an outstanding athlete there. While attending Lincoln he with several other boys organized an orchestra and played for school dances. Later he was a drummer with Duke Janda's orchestra. The summer before his graduation, and a few weeks prior to his induction into service, he was employed at the Manitowoc shipbuilding company. Besides the parents, one sister (Private), and his paternal grandfather, Joseph Zahorik of Cato survive. He was engaged to wed Miss Dorothea Heise of this city. At 9 o'clock Monday morning a memorial requiem mass will be offered by the Rev. L.M. Schorn at Sacred Heart church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, March 23, 1945 pp 1,3


ZARNEK: Daniel E.M. MM1 USNR World War II Oct. 8, 1910 - Nov. 5, 1955


ZBORALSKI: Ambrose PFC BTRY B 227 Fld Arty World War II May 18, 1920 - June 3, 1972


ZECKEL: C. Francis, Jr. 1st Lieutenant QMC World War II Oct. 20, 1915 - Nov. 22, 1963


ZIEGELBAUER: Roman C. Cpl 29 Quartermaster Co World War II Sept. 24, 1915 - Sept. 29, 1959


ZIGMUND: Daniel C. Residence: Manitowoc PFC 157 Inf. 45 Inf. Div. World War II Killed in action Oct. 16, 1924 — Oct. 1, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: St. Marys cemetery, Manitowoc


ZIGMUND: Leo L. TEC 5 74 Med. Sup. Plat Avn. World War II Dec. 4, 1906 - July 12, 1950


ZIK: Elmer Residence: Manitowoc Tec 4 Co E 127th Inf World War II Killed in action Died: Jan. 19, 1943 Place of death: Buna, New Guinea Buried: Unknown


ZIMDAR: John Robert 1st Sgt. U.S. Army World War II Oct. 7, 1915 - Dec. 19, 1983


ZIMMER: Walter C. Master Sgt 271 FA Bn 1 Cav Div World War II July 28 1913 - July 17 1948


ZIMMER: William H. Residence: Manitowoc 11th Inf 3rd Army World War II Killed in action Died: April 26, 1945 Place of death: Germany Buried: Unknown


ZIMMERMAN: Norbert H. Residence: Reedsville 87th Cav Rcn Sq. World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 20, 1944 Place of death: Belgium Buried: St. John-St. James cemetery, Reedsville


ZIRZOW: Orval F. Tec. 4 US Army World War II 1912 - 1981