Lawrence County News December 4, 1958 North Illinois Man Found Dead at Motel
The Rev. Gerald E. Venter, 22, of Bader, in Schuyler County, was found dead in his bed at the Poland Motel, west of Lawrenceville, Monday morning. An autopsy, performed upon the order of Coroner Charles Emmons, revealed that that he had died as a result of an intracranial hemorrhage.
The body was returned to Bader for the funeral service and interment.
Mr. Venter was on his way to Nashville, Tennessee, where he expected to assume his duties as a minister.