Obit: Lindquist, Jennie (1923 - 1938)

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Surnames: Lindquist, Konieczny, Harjn, Luke

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/16/1938

Lindquist, Jennie (9 May 1923 - 15 JUN 1938)

Jenny Lindquist, 15, was killed when she received a broken neck in an automobile crash about 10:15 Wednesday night. She was riding with her two sisters, Linda and Anne, and Agnes Konieczny of Thorp, in a Ford automobile of which they lost control while driving on a dirt road northwest of Redville (Taylor Co., Wis.), when it is believed, a tire of the car blew out. The car turned into a ditch and rolled over two or three times into a field. Jenny was killed instantly, her sister, Linda, 23, driver of the car, suffered severe lacerations of the frontal scalp and minor bruises, Agnes Konieczny, 16, suffered a broken arm, and Anne Lindquist, 20, escaped with cuts and bruises.

The occupants of the car were brought to the office of Dr. B.H. Dike by Harry Frees, where they were treated.

(Follow on in 6/23/1938 Owen Enterprise)

Jennie Helen Lindquist, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Lindquist, born in the town of Withee, Clark Co., Wis., on Wednesday May 9, 1923, was fatally injured in an automobile accident on Wednesday, June 15, 1938 at 9:30 p.m. at the age of 15 years, 1 month and 6 days. She was a very dear and devoted daughter and sister, and was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at her home on Monday, June 20, 1938 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. John Pollari of Maple, Wis., officiating, and was assisted at the cemetery by Rev. Johnson of Owen, Wis. Interment following at the Riverside Cemetery. She was a member of the Apostle Lutheran Church.

She leaves to mourn her untimely death, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Lindquist, five sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Luke of Waukegan, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harjn of Waukegan, Ill., Effie of Lake Forest, Ill., Linda, Anne and two brothers, Arthur and Anton, and a nephew Melvin Luke of Waukegan, Ill.

Pallbearers consisted of her confirmation classmates and friends, William Kolpanen, William Pertunen, Eino Pertunen, Waino Winamaki, Edwin Leskinen and Arthur Nevala. Flower girls were: Ruth Hautamaki, Ruth Hamalainen, Mayme Winamaki, Ella Winamaki, Gigne Leskinen, Felyca Franskiewig, Miriam Bergman and Iren Maki.

Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Luke and son Melvin, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harjn of Waukegan, Ill., Effie Lindquist of Lake Forest, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson and sons, Milton, Gordon and Roger, Mrs. Emil Gustafson and son Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Maki and daughters, Sylvia, Irene and Helmi of St. Paul, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Eino Johnson and daughters Irene and Delores of Minneapolis, Minn.

Out of town friends were: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Laakso, Mr. Sam Hakola and daughter Bertha of Elm Junction, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Joffet Torvinen, daughter Irene, and son Waino, Miriam Bergman and Mr. and Mrs. Gust Bergman of Ogema, Wis.



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