Charlson, Herman 1912-1951
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 4/21/2008 at 08:57:23
HERMAN CHARLSON, AKRON PAINTER, KILLED IN CRASH
Car Skidded on Ice, Slid into Ditch Near Spencer Sunday
Herman Charlson, 38, of Akron, a painter, was killed when his car skidded into a ditch near Spencer early Sunday.
Mr. Charlson’s car hit the frozen ground with such force that his body was thrown about 50 feet from the car. He had been driving west on highway 18.
The body was found at 2 a.m. Sunday by Sid Terpstra, who was leaving Spencer for Hartley, Ia.
Survivors are his mother, his step-father, five brothers and a sister.
Mr. Charlson was born May 9, 1912, at Hammil, S.D., the son of John and Hilda Wevik Charlson.
Before coming to Plymouth county in 1933, he had lived in Gregory county, S.D., then moved to Sioux City, and later to Monona county in Iowa. He served in the armed forces from 1942 to 1945.
His father died Feb. 4, 1936. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. August Anderson of akron and five brothers and a sister, Marvin Charlson, Sioux City; Elmer, Hawarden; Ernest of LeMars; Eugene in California; and Raymond, serving with the Marines in Korea; his sister is Mrs. Rudy Rezek of Wahoo, Neb.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Mauer’s funeral home; the Rev. Roy of Akron, officiating. Burial will be in the Union township cemetery.
~Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, February 6, 1951
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