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Klink, Leo Louis 1903 - 1927


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/23/2019 at 09:43:06

Clayton County Register, Thur., 08 Dec. 1927.

Leo Louis Klink, twenty-four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Klink, residents of Cox Creek township, was killed Monday afternoon by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. He had a number of traps set and had started out at about two o'clock in the afternoon to look at them, taking with him a shotgun. He had not gotten very far from the house when his parents heard the report of a gun, but thought nothing of this as they supposed he was shooting wild game.

However, toward evening they became alarmed and when he failed to return home they started an investigation which revealed his lifeless body against a small tree, his gun beside him. The only theory which can be advanced for this sad accident is that he must have stepped in a small hole and stumbled and while trying to save himself from falling the gun discharged and he received the full force of the shot just above the eye. Death, undoubtedly, was instantaneous.

Leo Louis Klink was born on the home farm in Cox Creek township, Nov. 5, 1903, one of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Klink. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters: Milton H. and Leslie E. Klink of near Elkader, Mrs. Frank Roeder of Elkader and Ethel Klink of Cedar Falls. One brother, Harry, died Jan. 23, 1917, at the age of two years.

Deceased was confirmed in the Friedens Evangelical church here April 13th, 1919, and was also affiliated with the Modern Woodman of America.

Funeral services were held this (several words blurred) in the Evangelical church and interment was made in the East Side cemetery, with Rev. C. H. Franke, his pastor, officiating. The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this sad case.


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