Wreck Kills 2 Tacomans from "Tacoma News Tribune"

Mrs. Florence Brustad Vandenberg of Tacoma and 4 year old son, Gregory, were among Pacific Northwest residents killed in the Great Northern wreck last Thursday night at Michigan, ND.

Mrs. Vandenberg and son were returning from Georgia where they had accompanied her husband, Lt. Col. Robert Vandenberg, who had received an overseas assignment.  Col. Vandenberg at one time was aide to Gen. Maurice A. Thompson, formerly state adjutant general at Camp Murray.

1st Lt. Donald J. Peters of McChord field, whose wife lives at 2338 North 56th Street, Seattle, also was killed in the wreck of the Empire Builder.

Mrs. William Hicks of North Fort Lewis was named in a list of 56 injured, Associated Press dispatches revealed.

Mrs. Hicks received Head and hip bruises, according to a release to the press by the public relations Dept. of the Great Northern.  Lt. Peters name was in a list made public by army officials at Fort Snelling, MN.

Mrs. Vandenberg, 30, of 118 East 62nd St., was born in MN and had been a resident of Tacoma since 1938 when Lt. Col. Vandenberg, who joined the regular armed forces in 1940 and had been a member of the national guard previously, was stationed here.

Joint funeral services will be held in Buckley King's Funeral Church Tuesday at 3 PM with the Rev. William E. Callahan officiating, followed by interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.  Pall bearers will include Reno Gentilli, Dewey Tei, Clifford Otto, Gordon Lymburn, Emerson Wonders and Edward Judson.

Surviving Mrs. Vandenberg besides her husband, are two sons, Stephen Robert and James Bryan, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brustad, Tacoma, one sister, Ilene Joyce Brustad, Tacoma, a brother, Ray E. Brustad Olympia. Gregory John Vandenberg is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Una E. Vandenberg.