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THOREN, Daryl D. 1947-1964


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2015 at 14:59:33

Holland Youth Dies In Car Crash A Block From Home

Daryl Thoren, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thoren of Holland, was killed about 1:15 Sunday morning when the car he was driving went out of control on a street in Holland only a block from his home. The car is believed to have rolled over three times. The boy was thrown out of the car. He suffered a broken neck.

Daryl was found by Keith Venenga, son of Ben Venenga. He said that he heard a slight murmur from Daryl. Keith rushed to the Finke home nearby and called a doctor and notified Daryl's parents. The boy was dead when the parents and Dr. Reedholm reached him. Dr. Robert J. Meyer of Wellsburg, assistant county Medical Examiner, was called. The two doctors agreed that death was the result of a broken neck suffered in the accident.

John Heerts, who lives near to where the accident happened believes that he heard a crash but did not regard it as serious enough to get up. The badly wrecked car was a 1950 Ford. The accident was covered by Sheriff Craven's office and Highway Patrolman Dick Lenius.

The body was brought to the Engelkes funeral home in Grundy Center, where a short service was held Wednesday afternoon. This service was followed by a service in Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center. The service was conducted by Rev. A. J. Straatmeyer. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Was Student in 10th Grade
Daryl Deane Thoren was born in Grundy Center, June 6, 1947. He resided in Grundy Center until six years ago, when his family moved to Holland, where they continued to reside. He was a student in the 10th grade in the Grundy Center community school. The entire class attended the funeral together.

Surviving are the parents and one sister, Mrs. Bettie Stoner of Waterloo. Other surviving members of his family are his grandmother, Mrs. Adam Poppen from Holland. Also surviving are several uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 March 1964, pg 1


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