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Charles W. Cessna (1941)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 6/16/2007 at 10:19:51

Winterset Madisonian - October 1, 1941
Winterset, Iowa


Former Local Resident Crushed Between Truck and Tractor

Charles W. Cessna, former Winterset resident, was killed in an accident near Madrid last Wednesday afternoon, September 24. Mr. Cessna, who was employed by the Green Construction company, died from injuries received when he was crushed between a catepillar tractor and a light truck on a highway construction job on the Madrid-Slater highway. He was unconscious when reached by his companions, but he died enroute to Madrid.

Mr. Cessna, who would have been 36 years of age on September 25, had spent most of his life in Winterset. He was the son of John William and Lenora Tilton Cessna, and was born in St. Joseph, Mo., September 25, 1905. Following the death of his father, January 14, 1910, the family moved to Madison county. He attended the Winterset high school. Early in life he became a member of the Church of Christ, of Winterset, where his membership has remained.

He was united in marriage January 20, 1934, with Yvonne Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Williams, former Winterset residents. He was employed a number of years before and after his marriage, as an inspector for the Iowa State Highway commission. He joined the Green Construction company in the fall of 1939 as a foreman and continued in their employ until his death. He was engineer and assistant superintendent of the Madrid-Slater job.

Besides his wife, he leaves his mother, Mrs. Lenora Cessna of Winterset, a brother, A. K. Cessna of Indianola, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Clark of Winterset, and several nieces and nephews: Judy and Jimmie Cessna of Indianola, and Janice Clark and Peggy and Mickey Roach of Winterset.

The Rev. Tom Foglesong and the Rev. L. F. Davis conducted his funeral services at the Ramsey-Richards funeral home here last Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. and burial was made in the Winterset cemetery.


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