Clipping for Article, "Sign Is Erected In Memory of Men Who Died in January Plane Crash",

from Bryant, SD, Newspaper


Note: Pictures of Arthur Donald Stadem & Robert Lee Ginther at top of article

At a sp;ecial service, perhaps the first of its kind in this community, a large road sign, w hich as been erected near the Highway East of Bryant, was dedicated. The service was held last Sunday evening at the local American Lutheran Church. The Fellowship leagues of the Watertown and Brookings Circuits of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches were in charge.

The meeting was led by the president, Atty. Arthur Hendrickson of Watertown, Ray Martin, Sign-builder and painter of Minneapolis delivered a helpful Bible message and rendered a Trumpet Solo "The Holy City." He was accompanied by Elnor Dahl, organist.

The devotionals were led by Hans Spilde of Sioux Falls. The local pastor, H. J. Peterson dedicated the Scripture Sign-Board to the memory of the late Arthur Stadem of Bryant and the late Robert Ginther of Puyallup, Wash.

The two young men died in a plane crash near Baltic, So. Dak. last January 9th. Gifts given in their memory and thus designated at the double funeral services conducted in the Bryant City Hall [the City Auditorium] on January 15th made the sign erection possible.

Alfred Stadem expressed his sincere gratitude and that of the family for the respects thus paid his late son and son-in-law. An announcement was made to the many in attendance that an "In Memoriam" pamphlet had been printed containing cuts of the two men, the sermon and excerpts from the messdages of the visiting speakers [this Memoriam pamphlet is titled, "The Trumpet Call" and is already given on-line on this website, with link below].

[Pearl Ginther noted on the clipping "Arthur--my brother," and "my brother-in-law" with arrow to Hans Spilde's name, and "Alfred my father" with arrow to his name, and "would you kinly return please, only copy I have"

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