Harold Jay "Slim" Bonsell

Photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(January 16, 1896 - May 5, 1956)

The Lusk Herald
May 10, 1956

Funeral Services for Harold Bonsell Held Here Tuesday

Harold J. Bonsell, 60, of Douglas died Saturday at the Converse County memorial Hospital from a heart condition following a flu attack.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 from the Peet Chapel with Rev. Jacob Nein, pastor of the Lusk Congregational Church officiating. Burial was made in the Lusk Cemetery.

Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Mrs. Otha Holcomb sang "Rock of Ages" and "Asleep in Jesus". Mrs. J. P. Watson was organist.

Casket bearers were George Mill, John Goddard, Bill Magoon, Rulo Roberts, Lee Moore and Henry McGinnis.

Harold Jay Bonsell was the son of William H. and Louise E. Bonsell and was born January 16, 1896 at Harrison. In 1926 he married Beulah Hughes. They were the parents of three children.

In 1932 he and his family moved to Mena, Arkansas where he operated a dairy until moving back to Wyoming about six years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah; twin daughters, Bonnie Belle and Sally Louise; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Larson of Gering, Nebr., and three brothers, Raymond of Lusk, Russell of Faith, S. D. and Dee of Bend, Ore. His parents; three brothers, Wesley, George and Will; and an infant son previously died.

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