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Gehman, Richard Karl (d. 1954)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1954 Mar 25 p. 1

Birth date: 1949 Nov 16

text of obituary:


Fairview, Mich. — Friends from this community attended memorial services at Au Gres, Mich. on March 13 for a son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Gehman who lost his life by drowing [sic]. Rev. Joseph Atherton of Fairview and Rev. Nelson Averill of Twining officiated.

The youth, second son in the family, fell through the ice on Monday, March 8. The search for the body continued throughout the week, but to no avail. The Gehmans formerly lived at

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1954 Jul 1 p. 5

text of obituary:

Recover Body Of Drowning Victim

Fairview, Mich. — The body of four-year-old Richard Gehman, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Gehman of Standish, was recovered recently from the Rifle River not far from the place where he drowned more than three months earliei4.

The little boy fell off an ice ledge into the swiftly-flowing river on March 8 and disappeared under the ice. Since then extensive efforts had been made to find the body, but it was not until the ice had gone from the river that the search was successful.

Ref. Gospel Herald, April 13, 1954, p. 357-358

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