|i.||MARY7 STUMP1, m. WALTER BREEDLOVE1.|
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MUSCATINE JOURNAL MARCH 18, 1947
TWO PRESIDE IN HONOR OF MISS SIMPSON
Miss Mary Stump and Mrs. Ray Simpson, Jr. entertained at a shower Monday evening at the Simpson residence, 719 Pine Street, complimenting Miss Dorothy simpson, whose marriage to Roland Rausch will be an event of March 30.
Games wre the diversion of the evening hours with Mrs. George Moore receiving first prize and the consolation award going to Mrs. Margaret Rausch of Davenport. A two course lunchoen was served at the close of the party hours.
Invited guests were Mrs. Margaret Rausch, Mrs. Clarence Grott, Mrs. Ray Simpson, Sr., Mrs. Daisy Simpson, Mrs. Robert Roberts, Mrs. Owen Minor, Miss Betty Crow, Mrs. Howard Crow, Mrs. John Tiedemann, Mrs. Catherine Simpson, Mrs. Raymond Simpson, Mrs. Louis Salek, Mrs. DeWayne Salek, Mrs. Allen Butts, Mrs. George E. Moore, Mrs. Alvin Young, Miss Marilyn Harris, Miss Arlene Roberts and Mrs. Callie Sue Aucutt.
|i.||WILLIAM KEITH7 VERINK1, b. September 26, 19371; d. January 05, 19511.|
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MUSCATINE JOURNAL JANUARY 1951
BILLY VERINK, 13 VICTIM OF FATAL ACCIDENT
Billy Verink, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Verink, 1495 Washington street, died at Hershey hospital Friday night as a result of injuries suffered about 8:30 p.m. when struck by a car at the Mad creek bridge on Washington street.
Police said the car that struck the youth, an eighth grade student in Muscatine Junior High school, was driven by Donald Petersen, 324 Grand avenue.
The Muscatine boy, it was reported, had been coasting and was walking east across Mad creek bridge when the accident happened.
Petersen who was driving west on Washington street, said he was driving into the lights of another car proceeding east and did not see anyone on the bridge. He reported he had no warning of the accident until he felt the impact as the bumper of the car came in contact with the boy's body.
An investigation of the fatality, Muscatine county's first for 1951, was made by Sheriff Charles Anson, Dr. William Catalona, county coroner, County Atty. Robert C. Petersen, and Capt. Cliff Bennett and Patrolman John Roelle of the Muscatine police department.
The county coroner reported this morning the investigation is continuing but indicated it is unlikely that an inquest will be held.
The driver of the car involved in the mishap recalled cars were coming from both directions at the bottom of the hill. He delared he saw no one coasting or saw any evidence that the hill was being used for coasting at that time. Immediately upon sensing the impact, he applied his brakes and as he did so the car slid to the north curb of the bridge but did not crash into the bridge.
The injured youth was lying under the front of the car. A passing motorist who stopped to give assistance put through the telephone call for an ambulance.
Petersen is employed at the Stanley Engineering Co., and was accompanied by his wife and two children.
Among the first on the scene of the accident was Kenneth McGrew, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex McGrew, 212 Bryan avenue. Kenneth was in another car that stopped at the scene immediately after the mishap. Others on the scene immediately were Louis Ash, 800 Monoie street and Harry Evans, 1210 Lincoln Boulevard.
Investigating officers said the Verink boy apparently had been using the traffic lane to cross the bridge rather than the pedestrian lane at the edge of the structure.
The injured youth was taken to Hershey hospital in a Geo. M. Wittich ambulance. Death occurred a short time after arrival at the hospital.
William Keith Verink, the son of John and Evelyn Luciel Hogan Verink, was born in Muscatine, Sept. 26, 1937, and died at 8:50 p.m. Friday.
Surviving in addition of his parents are a sister, Bonnie Doreen and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hogan of Muscatine.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. James H. Sloan, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church.
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, JANUARY 1951
Funeral services for William Keith Verink, 13, of 1495 Washington street, were conducted at the George M. Wittich Funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. James H. Sloan, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Verink, died at Hershey hospital Friday night of injuries suffered a short time earlier when struck by a car at the Mad creek bridge on Washington street.
Mrs. George Holliday served as organist and Wilbur Hart was vocalist, Flower attendants were Peggy Jackson, Mary Ann Nelson, Karen Larson and Sandra Bendle. Pallbearers included Albert McCullough, Donald Klebe, LaVerne Chelf, Maurice Whitman and Ronald Tietge.
Burial was in memorial Park Cemetery.
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Fact 1: 1951, died from sleding accident, car hit him1
|14.||ii.||BONNIE DOREEN VERINK, b. March 02, 1939, Letts, Iowa.|
|15.||iii.||JOHN TIMOTHY VERINK, b. January 13, 1953, Letts, Iowa.|
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