Obituary Details

John Jacob Wasserburger

(10/25/1896 - 10/29/1967)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 11/09/1967

Funeral Mass Held for John Wasserburger

Funeral mass was said for John J. Wasserburger, 71, last Thursday morning from St. Leo's Catholic Church in Lusk with Father Cornelius O'Connor officiating. Mr. Wasserburger died October 29, in a Denver hospital following an illness of three months.

Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery. Casket bearers were Russell Thompson, Ray Reed, Jake Davies, Hobart Cockreham, Bill McDaniel and Art Schnose.

John J. Wasserburger was born to Jacob and Anna Wasserburger, October 25, 1896. His early life was spent on his father's ranch in Sioux County, Nebr. He attended the public schools of that county.

In 1934 he married Katherine A. Daly, who survives him. They were the parents of three sons, also surviving; James of Hat Creek, John of Cheyenne and Daniel who is attending Casper College. Other survivors includes; two brothers, Henry of Hat Creek, George of Harrison; nine sisters, Catherine Baker, Clara Sherrick, both of Seattle; Barbara Stanley, Lovell, Wyo.; Rose Oschger, Chicago; Helen Schackelford, Ida Falls, Ida; Hilda Barrett, Aberdeen, Ida.; Martilda Serres, Harrison; Gertrude Kirkham, Powell, Wyo.; Alma Broderick, Washington, D.C.

His parents died previously.

John thoroughly enjoyed his work as a rancher. He served on the board of directors of the Niobrara Electric Association for 20 years and served as secretary-treasurer for several years. He took great pride in promoting the activities in his community.

Immediate relatives here for the funeral included; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sherrick, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Lloyd Schackelford and son Charles of Idaho Falls Ida.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barrett, Aberdeen, Ida.; Mrs. William Stanley and son Kenneth, Lovell, Wyo.; Mrs. Charles Kirkham, Powell, Wyo.; Mrs. James Broderick, Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. George Wasserburger and son Jake, Mr. and Mrs. James Serres and daughter Cindy, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Serres, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Serres, Jr. all of Harrison, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Louie Meckham, Mr. and Mrs. William Meckham, all of Dubois, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Walt Meckham, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Serres, Mrs. Edith Ruffing, all of Crawford, Nebr.; John Daly, Omaha; Joseph Daly, Columbus, Nebr.; Thomas Daly, Elgin, Nebr.; Mrs. Ben Alexander, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Joseph Hoffman, Clearwater, Nebr.; Mrs. Frank Stokes, Bartlett, Nebr.; Mrs. James Daly and daughters Marilyn and Margaret, Petersburg, Nebr.; and Mary Louise Clark, Las Vegas, Nev.

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