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Gerald Ronald Bueltel 1940-1961

BUELTEL, HELMERS, FREDRICKSEN, DAHL

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/10/2011 at 20:26:02

Gerald Bueltel, 20, Suffocates in Mishap
Gerald Ronald Bueltel, 20, was found dead of suffocation at 3:30 p.m. yesterday in a corn bin at the Superior Co-operative Elevator where he has been employed for two years.

Bueltel was last seen around 10:30 yesterday morning. At noon, fellow workers noticed his absence, but thought he had gone home for dinner. After dinner, and noticing that his car was parked in the same position at a nearby filling station as it had been in the morning, they began searching for him.

Inside one of the bins, Bueltelís fellow workers found his body nearly covered, a scoop shovel and piece of iron near him. He had apparently been going to close off an opening in the bin. His body was brought to the Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrickís Church here, the Rev. Gerald Fisch officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrickís Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at Sandin-Fuhrmanís tonight at 8:30 and Sunday evening at 8. Friends may call at the Home from tonight until time of services.

Bueltel was born Jan. 14, 1940 [cemetery records say 1941] in Estherville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bueltel of Superior. He received his education in Superior schools. He was a member of St. Patrickís Church in Estherville and of the Knights of Columbus.

Bueltel is survived by his parents, four brothers, Earl of Terril, Wayne, Vernon and Jim at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Delano (Janice) Helmers of Jackson, Minn., Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) Fredricksen of Estherville and Mrs. Marvin (Bonnie) Dahl of Ottawa, Kans. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 4, 1961)


 

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