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 William W. Stickler

William W. Stickler

Birth
Roscoe, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Sep 1946 (aged 53)
South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 35200427 · View Source
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Obituary - News Item Taken from Beloit Daily News, Beloit, WI dated September 28, 1946

LIGHTNING KILLS SOUTH BELOIT MAN; Infant in His Arms suffers Arm, Leg Burns
Lighting struck and killed William Stickler, Sr., of South Beloit, at 7:30 p.m. Friday just as he was alighting from a car at his home, 1118 Hayes ave.
Stickler was standing with one hand on the car when a bolt of lightning struck him. A 21 months old baby, Debera Ann Fitch, who he was holding in his arms at the time, sustained slight burns on her arms and legs.
Son Also Burned
His son, William, Jr., 21, who had been driving the car, was dazed by the bolt and suffered slight burns to his feet.
Chief of Police George Graves and Police Officer George Caniglio went to the home, where Caniglio immediatley started administering artifical respiration to Stickler. The officers said that the man was breathing and had a slight pulse when they arrived.
The Beloit city ambulance was called and the inhalator squad of the Beloit fire department worked about a half hour to revive Stickler, but without success.
Born In Roscoe
Mr. Stickler was born Nov. 23, 1892, in Roscoe, where he later married the former Josephine Fisher of Rockford, on Nov. 1, 1913. He had spent all his life in the vicinity of Roscoe and South Beloit. Mr. Stickler was a member of the First Batist church in Beloit, and was employed as a moulder by Mork's foundry in South Beloit.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, William, Jr., and Russell, who lives in Alhambra, Calif.; one grandson, Russell James Stickler, 7 days old; his mother, Mrs. Abbie Stickler, Rockton; five brothers, Horace, Charles, Arthur and Merritt, all of South Beloit, and Thomas of Pecatonica; six sisters, Mrs. Harriett Courtright, and Mrs. Myrtle King, both of South Beloit; Mrs. Dora Kline, Beloit; Mildred of Janesville; Mrs. Abbie Parr and Mrs. Nettie Vogel, both of Rockton. His father, Thomas Stickler, died six years ago.
Services are being arranged at the Rosman Uehling Kinzer funeral home.

Funeral Arrangements taken from Beloit Daily News dated September 29, 1946

Funeral services for William Stickler, Sr. who was killed by lightning just as he had alighted from his car at his home at 1118 Hayes ave., South Beloit, Friday night, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the First Baptist church. The Rev. I. W. Berry, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.


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  • Created by: Kim Phillips Eaton
  • Added: 26 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35200427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William W. Stickler (23 Nov 1892–27 Sep 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35200427, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Kim Phillips Eaton (contributor 46827411) .