Charles F. Windus Jr.

Charles F. Windus Jr.

Birth
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Apr 1945 (aged 25)
France
Burial Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot P-29-3-5
Memorial ID 95224578 · View Source
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CHARLES F. WINDUS (d. 1945)

Private Windus Dies in France
Pfc. Charles F. Windus, 25, of 1129A S. 17th street, a member of
an ammunition corps, mortar division with the 99th division of the
First Army in Germany, died in France on Apr. 7, the date of his
daughters (private) second birthday anniversary.
Mrs. Windus, the former Leona Hallwachs, learned last night of her
husband's death from the War department.
The son of the late Charles E. Windus, route 4, Pfc. Windus was born
Sept. 4, 1919 at Manitowoc Rapids. He attended graded school in the
township, and Lincoln high school for three years. Before his induction
into military service in June, 1944, he was employed in the electrical
department at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. He trained at Camp
Wheeler, Ga., and after a 11-day furlough last November went overseas,
landing in England, and then continuing on to France, Belgium and
Germany. In February he received his private first class promotion.
The Winduses were married in 1940, and besides his wife, the deceased
leaves a son and daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.); three
sisters, Mrs. Lenert Braunel and Mrs. Joseph Sprang, both of this city;
Mrs. Walter Handl, route 4, Manitowoc and a brother, Erwin Windus, of
Manitowoc, who is schduled to leave for service Saturday.
Pfc. Windus belonged to the First Reformed church, and memorial services
will be held in the immediate future.
Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, April 18, 1945 P.13
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Memorial Service Sunday For Windus
Memorial services for Pfc. Charles Windus will be conducted at 2:30
o'clock Sunday afternoon at the First Reformed church, courthouse
square, by the Rev. A.C. Fischer. Mr. Windus was a member of the
church board and was elected as deacon two years ago.
His wife, Leona, received a letter from the government confirming
the death of her husband, in which was stated that Mr. Windus died
from nephritis with cardiac failure in Paris on Apr. 7.
He was serving in the German drive from which he had written letters
to his wife and friends, dated Apr. 3
Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, April 26, 1945 P.7
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[Charles Jr./d. France/04-01-1945]


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  • Created by: Kent Salomon
  • Added: 11 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95224578
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles F. Windus Jr. (4 Sep 1919–7 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95224578, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Kent Salomon (contributor 901) .