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Kane, Patrick (Child) 1953-1955

KANE, WILTGEN

Posted By: Paul Van Dyke--Volunteer
Date: 10/3/2017 at 15:34:16

Source: Alton Democrat (4-4-1955)

Born: 1953
Died: July 31, 1955

Rites were held at St. Mary’s Church, Alton Tuesday morning for little Patrick A.Kane, 2 year old son of S/Sgt. And Mrs. Joseph M. Kane (Nee Vivian Wiltgen) of Alton.

The child died enroute to Alton from Elgin Air Force Base where Sgt. Kane had been stationed. The family were coming here to make their home while the father is overseas in Germany. The little fellow was taken ill Saturday afternoon from the extreme heat just before the family reached Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was taken to St. John’s Hospital for treatment.

The staff there, aided by Mrs. Kane’s uncle, Vincent Brunsman of Leavenworth, who is a medical aid, worked hardy but he passed on at 4:30 to save the little boy but he passed on at 4:30 Sunday morning, July 31st.

The family arrived here at the J.P. Wiltgen home Monday noon. Mr. Brunsman and son John bringing the little boy’s body in their car to the Allen Funeral Home.

Father Reising was in charge of the services at St. Mary’s Church and pallbearers were Dennis Brunsman, Dan Murphy, Leonard Arens of Alton, and John Brunsman of Leavenworth.

Surviving are the parents Sister Mary Michele (Candy) age 4 and brother, Joseph Michael (Mike) age 3; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Wiltgen and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane of Boston, Massachutes.

The family will occupy one of the apartments above the Corner Service and Alton TV Shop, which had been made ready for them, but at present are at the Wiltgen home. Sgt. Kane will be here a few weeks before leaving for Germany.

Here for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wiltgen of Waukee, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Noltze and three children of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wiltgen and two daughters of Onawa, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Thill of Remsen, Vincent Brunsman and John of Leavenworth.

The family have the sincere sympathy of many Alton friends.


 

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