Woodbury County

Pvt. Edgar W. Schietzelt



Pvt. Edgar Schietzelt Was With Seventh Army

Pvt. Edgar W. Schietzelt, 26-year-old rifleman with the Seventh army, was killed in action in Germany March 28, the War Department has informed the family, 2311 Ninth street.

The soldier, a graduate of East high school in 1938, had been in the front lines recently for eight weeks. Then he had entered a rest camp for a week and had returned to the lines March 26.

He was home on furlough in September from Camp Roberts and went from there to Fort Meade, Md., for a new assignment in October. He went overseas, landed in Italy and moved with his division of infantry February 14 into northern France.

A letter to the family here, dated March 26, said he had seen considerable front line fighting but that he was well. Before entering the service, he was a butcher for Swift & Co.

He was born in Sioux City April 6, 1919, and he enlisted April 21, 1944. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church.

Surviving are the widow, Mary Francis; two sons, Larry, 4, and Gary, 3; a daughter, Maurine, 1 ½; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Schietzelt, 1713 S. Patterson street; two brothers, Pfc. John Schietzelt, a student of medicine at the University of Iowa, and Donald at home, and a sister, Helen, of Detroit.

Plans are being made to hold a memorial requiem mass in St. Joseph’s Catholic church for the native Sioux Cityan.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 12, 1945 (photo included)