Walter Edmond “Pete” Eis

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Walter Edmond “Pete” Eis

Birth
Pleasant Prairie, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
Death 30 May 1949 (aged 23)
Pleasant Prairie, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
Burial Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
Plot Loc. 37
Memorial ID 55094790 · View Source
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MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE
MUSCATINE, IOWA
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1949
FRONT PAGE, COLUMN 7

Walter Eis. 23 Meets Death
Near Pleasant Prairie-Two
Others in Car Escape Injury

Walter Eis, 23, veteran of World War No. 2, of 204
Bridgeman street, was killed at about 6:20 p. m. Monday in
an automoble accident on a county road one mile northeast
of Pleasant Prairie.

Sheriff Fred Nesper, who was summoned, said that Eis
apparently lost control of the car he was driving while travel-
ing south on the highway at a high rate of speed. The car
struck a soft spot in the highway and rolled over on its left
side.

Eis was thrown partially out of
a window and suffered crushing
injuries.

Mrs. Eis and Dennis Van Wey
of Lone Grove, Ia., who were
passengers in the car, escaped
without serious injuries, Sheriff
Nesper said.

Fourth Fatality Of Year

The death of Eis is the fourth
vehicle fatality in Muscatine
county in 1949, and is the second
in this locality this week, although
the other, which claimed the life
of Nancy Marie Etter of Muscatine
Sunday, happened near Edgington.
Ill.

Walter E. Eis. the son of Lester
E. and Lillian Figgins Eis, was
born March 20, 1926, at Pleasant
Prairie, and had been a lifelong
resident of Muscatine county.

He married Ruby Higbee on
Nov. 5, 1946, at Davenport. Mr.
Eis, who was employed by the
Mississippi Valley Feed & Grain
Co., was a member of the Edward
H. Bitzer post, No. 27. American
Legion.

Services Wednesday

Surviving are his wife twin
children, Donald Dean and Donna
Jean Eis, of Muscatine; three
brothers, Lester. Robert and Earl
Eis, all of Muscatine; five sisters,
Mrs. Betty Van Wey of Lone
Grove, Ia., and Wanda, Grace,
Lorraine and Nancy Eis all of
Muscatine; his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lester E. Eis and a grandmother,
Mrs. Belle Eis all of
Muscatine.

Funeral services will be held at
3:30 p. m. Wednesday at the
Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home
with the Rev. Merle R. Hull of
the Walnut Street Baptist church
in charge. Burial will be in the
Parr cemetery. The body is remaining
at the funeral home. The
casket will remain closed.


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  • Created by: Jonathan Omholt
  • Added: 17 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55094790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Edmond “Pete” Eis (20 Mar 1926–30 May 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55094790, citing Parr Cemetery, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jonathan Omholt (contributor 47248504) .