Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - An Odd Way to Die

1945 Green Bay Press-Gazette
It seems so trivial.  You pinch your finger in a car door on your wedding day but for it to result in a crippling injury that leaves you bed-ridden and ultimately results in your demise?  This happened to Norman Jadin.  He died back in 1945 and is buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Casco, Kewaunee, WI.  Transcribing this obituary just makes me say is thank goodness for modern medicine!

Norman married Eunice Dart around 1937.  Eunice was my husband's 1st cousin twice removed and if it hadn't been for this clipping I most likely never would have known about this marriage.  I knew from the obituary of Arthur A. Dart (her brother) that Eunice had married a man named Clarence Bathke.  From this article I know that not only did she marry Norman Jadin, but that they had a daughter, Patsy.  Great discovery.  More work to do!

"Pinched Finger on Wedding Day, Dies Eight Years Later

Special to Press-Gazette

CASCO, Wis. - An infection which he received when he pinched his finger in a car door on his wedding day nearly eight years ago resulted in the death of Norman Jadin, 27, in a Green Bay hospital at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening.

The infection brought on a serious illness, and Mr. Jadin was badly crippled.  For several years he had been bedridden.  He was born in the town of Brussels April 18, 1918, and since his marriage to the former Eunice Dart, Tonet, had lived in Casco.

Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Patsy, 7; five brothers, Rodery, at home; Tony, in the Army in Missouri; John, with the Army in France; Wallace, with the Army in Germany; and Jule Jr., in the Navy in the South Pacific; four sisters, Mrs. Marion Dart of Casco; Mrs. Grace Malcore of Green Bay; Mrs. Margaret Sticka of Almano, Calif., and Mrs. Joyce Worachek, Casco, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jule Jadin Sr., Casco.

The body will be taken to the Richard Dart home on the Jim Sinklar farm from the Weisner-Massart Funeral home, and the rosary will be recited there tonight and Friday night.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Catholic church."

[Hand-dated 1945 from the Green Bay Press-Gazette]

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