Obit of Leslie Bargmann 1964
From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
JULY 2, 1964
Leslie Bargmann, 27, of Chatsworth was fatally injured last Thursday morning when his car left the raod and hit a bridge on U.S. 136 south of LeRoy.
He was found pinned under the wreckage of his car about 5:00 a.m. by Deputies Gale Phillips and Donald Maurer.
An ambulance was summoned and the youth taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Bloomington where he died at 9:30 a.m.
According to reports, the deputies said the youth was driving west, when his car apparently left the road two miles west of U.S. 150, traveled 275 feet on the shoulder, skidded sideways for 60 feet, hit a tree, careened off and rammed a bridge.
McLean County Coroner Curtis Gilberts said an inquest would be held.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27 at the Presbyterian Church in Piper City with the Rev. Phillip R. Coen Jr. officiating. Mrs. Joe Holmes of Piper City was organist and A. F. Montelius was in charge of the flowers.
Casketbearers were Richard Custer of Forrest, Lloyd Dehm Jr., Wayne Dohman, Ronald Green, David Blasingim and Leon Schlabowski, all of Chatsworth.
Burial was in Brenton Cemetery at Piper City.
He was born September 6, 1946 at Fairbury, a son of Clifford and Margaret Geisler Bargmann. He was educated in the Chatsworth schools.
Surviving are his parents; a sister, Mrs. Calvin (Jeanette) Lawson of Normal; and a brother, Harvard of Heyworth.
He was a member of the Chatsworth Methodist Church.