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Carl Best
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1889
Death: Nov. 21, 1961

Carl Best Sheboygan Press November 21, 1961

Road Crash Injury Fatal To Kiel Man
Kiel—Carl C. Best, 71, of 618 Seventh St., Kiel, died early this morning at St. Nicholas Hospital from injuries received in a accident last week involving a farm tractor and wagon and an automobile. According to Manitowoc County traffic officers, the accident occurred Nov. 14 late in the afternoon on County Trunk AAA, less than a mile west of Highway 32 in the Town of Schleswig. A car driven by Irwin J. Boll, R. 4 Chilton collided with the tractor and wagon being driven by Philip Pagel, R. 2, Kiel. Best was apparently thrown from the wagon and was taken to the hospital with a cerebral concussion. He had been hospitalized since the accident.
Mr. Best was born Dec. 3, 1889, in the Town of Schleswig, a son of the late Charles and Louisa Meyer Best. He married the former Renata Neumann of the Town of Herman there on Nov. 27, 1915. The couple operated the Best homestead farm in the Town of Schleswig until 1932 when they moved to Elkhart Lake where he worked for the Milwaukee Railroad until his retirement in 1956. His wife preceded him in death in April 1955. For the past seven months he had lived in Kiel. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Kiel and of the church brotherhood.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lilly) Bell, Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Wesley (Martha) Caan, Milwaukee, Mrs. Carl (Emma) Ray, West Allis, and Mrs. Donald (Madeline) Spletter, New Holstein; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louise Voss, and a brother, Louie A Best, both of Kiel. He was preceded in death by a daughter, two sons and a sister.
Family links: 
  Carl Best (1844 - 1922)
  Louise Meyer Best (1852 - 1923)
  Renata Neumann Best (1893 - 1955)
  Leona Best (1921 - 1932)*
  Clara Best Mattes (1877 - 1936)*
  Louise Best Voss (1879 - 1971)*
  Carl Best (1889 - 1961)
  Louie Best (1893 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: ossw Leona and Renata
Schleswig Cemetery
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Mar 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49015887
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