Obituary Details

Charles "Charlie" William Eutsler

(09/17/1922 - 10/26/1948)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 10/28/1948

Charles Eutsler Killed Walking Along Highway

Charles Eutsler, 24, was instantly killed at Lance Creek Tuesday evening about 6:00 o'clock while walking along the highway and being struck by a car driven by James Moss of Manville.

Highway Patrolman M. S. Jordan, who investigated the accident, said it occurred at the bridge between the Gateway and Mosierville. Eutsler was three feet from the end of the bridge when struck by the right fender of the Moss car. The body was thrown up on the car and carried 114 feet. Eutsler's neck and right leg were broken.

Bewildered by what had happened Moss drove on a short distance, then returned to the scene of the accident. He told Patrolman Jordan that he remembered what Jordan had said at a Continental Oil Co. safety meeting some time ago, "Never leave the scene of an accident."

Eutsler had been to the Gateway and was returning to his home in Mosierville. Moss, though employed at Lance Creek, was on vacation and had driven out to Lance Creek to borrow a shotgun and was returning home to Manville when the accident occurred. Patrolman Jordan said Eutsler was wearing all dark clothing and was walking on the wrong side of the road, going with the traffic instead of facing it. He said that another car was approaching Moss.

He leaves besides his widow, who came here from England, one child of four years and a month-old baby. No funeral arrangements had yet been made at the Herald press time Wednesday afternoon.

The Lusk Herald, November 4, 1948

Services Held for Charles Eutsler

Funeral services for Charlie William Eutsler, who was killed by being struck with a car while walking along the highway in Lance Creek, were held from the Peet Chapel on Saturday afternoon, October 30, at 2:00 p.m.

Rev. Lawrence P. Juell officiated and the songs "Abide With Me" and "In the Garden," were sung by Anita Culver and Edna DeCastro, with Mrs. J.P. Watson as organist.

Interment was made in the Lusk cemetery with full military honors being accorded the deceased by the members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The casket bearers wee Andy Landen, Steve Martin, Floyd Stevens, Warren Church, John Stallman and Frank Dryer.

Charlie William Eutsler was born at Manville, Wyo., on Sept. 17, 1922, the son of Joe and Hazel Eutsler. He was killed in a highway accident at Gateway, in Lance Creek, Wyo., on October 26, 1948, at the age of 26 years.

Practically all his life has been spent in this vicinity, having attended rural schools and Manville High School. He enlisted in World War II on May 6, 1943, at Cheyenne, Wyo., and was sent overseas to England in February of 1944, where he served in the Medical department, 93rd General Hospital.

While stationed in England he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Dowson, a corporal in the WAC's. At the end of the war Charlie returned to this county, followed by his wife a few months later. For the past four years their home has been principally at Lance Creek, where he has been employed.

Besides his wife he is survived by his two children Carl, 2 years old, and an infant son, 2 months old. Also, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eutsler; five brothers, Ted, Tom, Dick, Jim and Bob; six sisters, Oravelle, Bertha, Mary, Billie Mae, Betty and Pat. Also several uncles, aunts and cousins.

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