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Racine Horlick Alumni 1965

David Bethards
October 9, 1969. A Racine man and a former Racine resident were killed about 12:30 a.m. today in a rearend auto crash in Mount Prospect, I11. Dead are David Bethards. 23 of 5219 Highwood Ave. and Tom Gary Spohn, 22, who listed his current address as Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Bethards is survived by his Wife, Nella, and two children. Bethards' mother, Mrs. Ralph Kittler, 2906 Douglas Ave., said her son had gone to Illinois to help Spohn move. Spohn recently was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant. Spohn, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spohn, attended Washington Park High School from 1962 to 1965. His address at that lime was 921 Grand Ave. According to Illinois authorities, the car driven by Spohn was westbound on Central Road in Mount Prospect when it struck the rear of an auto driven by Lee Cunningham, 27, of Rolling Meadows, I11. The Spohn car glanced off and hit a tree. Bethards and Spohn were pronounced dead on arrival at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Cunningham was admitted in serious condition, police said. His passenger, Edward Springhoff, 22, of Kenosha, was admitted to Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines, IL., also in serious condition. Funeral arrangements for Bethards have not been completed. He was a 1965 graduate of William Horlick High School and was employed at the S. C. Johnson & Son Inc. Waxdale Plant.
Racine. BETHARDS, DAVID A. 5219 Highw;ood Drive Age 23. Passed away Oct. 9, 1969 following an auto accident in Illinois. Mr. Bethards was born in Racine, Wis. On July 11, 1946. For the past three years he had been employed at S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., last working Oct. 8,1969. He was a member of the Atonement Lutheran Church and was a 1965 graduate of William Horlick High School. Surviving are his wife, Nella (nee: Aiello); two children, Daniel and Jeffery; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Leone) Kittler, Racine; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Clausen, Racine and Karen Kittler, at home; father- in-law and mother-inrlaw, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Caroline) Aiello, Racine; one nephew, Mark Clausen; aunts, uncles, other near relatives.