The Bodies of two Ann Arbor brothers killed in action during the war will be returned to Ann Arbor Friday for reburial services. They are Clare and William Schosser, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Schosser, of 608 W. Washington St.
Second Lt. Clare Schosser was killed on Dec. 5, 1944, while serving as a navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator in the South Pacific.
A graduate of Ann Arbor High School, Clare attended Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, previous to his induction in 1943.
He was married to Rose Mary Read (now Mrs. James Whitley) at Pinckney on Sept. 17, 1944.
Ptc. William Schosser was an infantryman attached to the Rainbow Division with the Seventh Army in France. He was reported missing in action on Jan. 19, 1945, at Sessenheim, France, and his death was later confirmed by the War Department.
William also graduated from Ann Arbor High School and attended Michigan State Normal College prior to his induction. He began his army career in the Army Specialized Training Program at Kenyon College in Ohio but was later transferred to the infantry.
Surviving besides the parents, are a brother, John, of Ann Arbor; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bishop of Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Dr. W. P. Lemon of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars at Washtenong Memorial Park. The bodies will lie in state from 7 until 9 o’clock Friday evening at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel.
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608 W Washington St