Death of Warren Reaksecker

From the Skidmore News, December 19, 1918, page 1:

That wounds received in battle by Warren W. Reaksecker had proved fatal was the news received by his mother a few days ago from military headquarters.
Warren was among the first from Monroe township to answer the call to the colors, having entered the service in the fall of 1917 and going across this spring.  He was a private in Company D, 138th Infantry, of the 35th Division and had seen much hard service.

He received three wounds, one in the leg, one in the shoulder, and another in the ankle, on September 27 and passed away on November 30, after surviving almost a month after having been wounded.

Mr. Reaksecker was 27 years old and had spent his entire life, until called into the service, on the Reaksecker farm, five miles east of Skidmore.  For several years he had charge of the place and was counted among the township’s best young farmers.

Besides his mother, Mrs. Eva Reaksecker, who at present makes her home in Maryville, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Neva Ray, of Baker, Oregon, and two brothers, Lester, living northeast of Skidmore, and Noble, a sailor aboard the U.S.S. Delaware.

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