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(March 9, 1923 - November 28, 1980)
The Lusk Herald
December 4, 1980
James J. Erlewine
Jim Erlewine, former Lusk resident, died suddenly November 28 at Natrona County Memorial Hospital following a heart attack.
James J. Erlewine was born March 9, 1923, in Van Tassell, the son of Sam and Ada Erlewine. He was reared and educated in the Van Tassell and Lusk areas. During World War II, he served in the 566th Bomber Squadron of the 389th Bomber Group in England.
Following the war he returned to Lusk and worked as an auditor for National Supply and ARMCO Steel, traveling a great deal due to his work. In 1967, he moved to Casper where he was employed as an accountant and was working for Casper Quick Copy at the time of his death.
He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge and Wieten-Dupes Post No. 4, American Legion of Lusk.
Funeral service was Monday at Peet Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Frank Blish officiating.
Edna DeCastro was organist while Mark Lohr sang "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden". Casket bearers were Norman Brillhart, Vern Modine, Stanley Wasson, Bill Dockery, Phil Brewster and Dave Lorenzen.
Interment was in Lusk Cemetery with graveside military honors by Wieten-Dupes Post No. 4. Memorials have been established for the Niobrara Nursing Home or the heart fund.
Erlewine is survived by one sister, Blanche Erlewine of Lusk, sisters-in-law, Lucille Erlewine of Lusk and Verda Erlewine of Casper, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and an infant sister.
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