|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1898|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1957|
ALVIN HONADEL KILLED UNDER FREIGHT CAR
An accident in the Santa Fe Railroads's switching yards, at Streator, Illinois, early today claimed the life of Alvin Albert Honadel, 59, Fort Madison. Honadel, a Santa Fe car inspector, was killed instantly when he either fell or was accidently knocked underneath the wheels of a moving freight car.
There were no eye witnesses to the accident. Honadel's body was found sprawled across the tracks between the front and rear tracks of the freight car. One leg had been severed and there were crushing injuries to the neck.
Honadel reportedly was about to connect a hose between two freight cars.
An inquest into the death is scheduled for next week in Streator.
The Fort Madison man had been working for the Santa Fe at Streator for the past six weeks. He formerly was employed by the railroad here.
The body is being returned to Clements' Chapel today, where final rites are pending. Burial will be in the Evangelical Cemetery in Donnellson.
Mr. Honadel was born April 27, 1898, in West Point township of Lee County. He had lived in Fort Madison since 1923. He was first married on September 5, 1923, at Donnellson, to Hazel L. Fett, who died April 24, 1955. He then married Mrs. Bertha(Betty) Quayle on August 12, 1956, at Springfield, Illinois. She survives.
Mr. Honadel was a member of the St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church and the L.O.O.M.
Other survivors included a son, Alvin Hollis Honadel, Fort Dix, New Jersey; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Nicolay, Sandoval, Illinois; and four sisters, Mrs. Robert Haeffner and Mrs. Oscar Seyb, both of Donnellson, Mrs. Charles Schock, Bay City, Michigan, and Mrs. Alma Hetzel, Denver, Colorado. One grandchild and two Step-grandchildren also survive.
George Honadel (1862 - 1937)
Anna Spiesz Honadel (1862 - 1940)
Hazel L Fett Honadel (1900 - 1955)
Bertha Ione Freyer Quayle/Honadel (1906 - 2005)*
Alvin Honadel (1934 - 2006)*
Emma Maria Honadel Haeffner (1886 - 1963)*
Alvin Albert Honadel (1898 - 1957)
Created by: kir99
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
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