Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
RENSING, Anita J 17  IL  Belleville N-D  10 Aug 1959  Buchholz 


Two persons were killed and at least three others were injured, one seriously in traffic accidents in the Belleville area during the weekend.

A head-on collision on a narrow rural road at 8 o'clock last night took the lives of a young couple, critically injured another man near Breese. The dead were Ralph Diekmann, 24, of Carlyle, driver of one of the automobiles and Miss Anita Rensing, 17, of Trenton a passenger in Diekmann car.

In serious condition today at St. Joseph's hospital, Breese is Henry Linnemann, Jr., 26, of Germantown who was alone in the second vehicle.

The crash occurred on St. Rose road which is paved with only one slab of concrete, 1-1/2 miles north of State Route 50.

State Police said both drivers were on the west side of the road and at the same time swerved to the east side. Diekmann was heading south, Linnemann north.

Miss Rensing who was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland as a food server was born in Lebanon on September 5, 1941 a daughter of Joseph and Leona Rensing nee Krupp.

The funeral will be held at 8:45 o'clock Thursday morning from the Glasner and Son Funeral Home Trenton to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Trenton, for a mass at 9 o'clock. The Rev. G.H. Netemeyer, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

WPA FILES, Belleville Library

10 Aug 1959, Page 1, News Democrat

Cemetery Record

Tombstone: Rose Granite



SEPT 5, 1941

AUG. 9, 1959



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