(August 22, 1889 - July 7, 1931)
Lusk Free Lance
July 9, 1931
Carl Fertig, Van Tassell Rancher; Passes Suddenly
Stricken Early Tuesday Morning With Heart Attack; To Be Buried Here Today.
Carl Fertig, rancher of the Van Tassell vicinity, died at his home about 8:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 7th of heart failure. He had been in apparently good health but awakened early that morning and arose about 5:30 o'clock with a pain in his chest, which he and members of this family thought might be an attack of the flu. He grew steadily worse and a physician was called. Mr. Fertig succumbed before the arrival of medical aid.
Mr. Fertig was almost 42 years of age. He had lived around Burge and Van Tassell for the past eighteen or twenty years and had a host of warm friends in that vicinity. He came from Albion, Boone County, Nebraska, to this state.
He leaves his widow and two sons, Harry and Leonard, and one brother to mourn his loss besides other relatives in Nebraska.
Complete details are not available at this time but the obituary will appear in our next issue.
Funeral services will be held from the Congregation church in Van Tassell at 1:00 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon, with interment in the Lusk cemetery. The remains were in charge of the Peet mortuary.
Lusk Free Lance
July 16, 1931
Carl Fertig Funeral Services Held At Van Tassell; Burial Here
Funeral services for Carl Fertig, who passed away suddenly at his home near Van Tassell Tuesday, July 7th, were held from the Congregational church at Van Tassell, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Cowman, pastor, officiating. Following the church services the Modern Woodmen of American, of which Mr. Fertig was a member, took charge and the ritualistic ceremony of that order was performed. Burial was made in the Lusk cemetery, with funeral arrangements in charge of the Peet Mortuary of this city. Many were the friends who attended the final services over his remains. Mr. Fertig was one of the most respected citizens of his community and had acquired a host of friends, who, with members of the family, mourn his passing.
Mr. Fertig was born August 22, 1889, at Odeboldt, Ia., and was 41, years, 10 months and 15 days of age at the time of demise.
At the age of 5 years, he moved with his parents to Boone County, Nebr., where he lived for about 20 years. On October 5, 1910 he was married to Miss Marie O. Mundschenk at Auburn, Neb. To this union two children were born, both of whom, besides the widow, survive. They are Harry, 19, and Leonard, 16, who live at home.
In 1915 the family moved into Wyoming and homesteaded near Burge. Mr. Fertig later divided his time on farms between Burge and Van Tassell, where he became well and most favorably known, and in which territory he and his family have lived for more than twenty years.
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