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Ernest M. BOLDT

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, 25 November 1942 p 2 --

Waynetown, Nov 25 - Funeral services for Pvt. Ernest M. Boldt, age 35, first Montgomery County soldier to die in WWII, were held Tuesday afternoon from the home of his mother, Mrs. Stella Boldt, after his body arrived here shortly after noon Monday. The funeral sermon was by the Rev. Gary Albritten, pastor of the Baptist Church of which Pvt. BOldt was a member, Above the Bright Blue and Some Day I shall Understand were sung by Mrs. Clayton Kenyon and Mrs. Nellie Grenard, accompanied by mrs. MB Snyder, pianist. Assisting with flowers were: Mrs. Wallace Hartzell of Beech Grove, Mrs. Martha Foxworthy SHirling of Lebanon; Mrs. Gordon Fyffe, of Crawfordsville; the Mesdames Louise Carrol, Bernice Gunginrich, Bertha Murtley, Gordon Emmert and Madge Scott and Miss Anita Billsland of the Bell Telephone company, Crawfordsville; Miss Christine Snyder, Miss Anna Kruger and the Mesdames Robert Frame, JH Bounnell, Ruth Rose, Harry Krug, CL Miller, RD Capehart, Russell Venis, Charles Larew, CL WIlkinson, Darrel Hamm, Gwendolyn McKee and Gary Albritten. The pall bearers were Merell Munns of Indianapolis; William Munns of Bloomington; Harry Krug, VC Blackford, Charles Larew, Raymond Simms, CL Wilkinson and William Blackford. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery Corporal Townsend, who accompanied the body here, returned to Orlando Air Base Tuesday evening, Miss Pauline Hamm of Crawfordsville, was Pvt. Boldt's fiancee. Relatives not mentioned in the first account of his death were five aunts, Mrs. Freida Radder of Kankauna, Wis; Mrs. Gordon Wilhite and Mrs. Dewey Cleveland of Baltimore, Md, Mrs. Mary Taylor of Oklahoma City, Ok and Mrs. Clyde McCullough, Crawfordsville.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal -Review Monday November 23, 1942

Funeral services for Pvt. Ernest M. Boldt who died at Orlando Training Field, Orlando Fla will be held Tuesday afternoon at the home of his mother in Waynetown at 2:00 o'clock. HIs body will arrives at Waynetown at 1:30 monday morning and will be taken to the Grenard Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Masonic Cemetery.


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