Obituary Details

Jack Fero

(12/20/1923 - 08/28/1941)
Courtesy of Johnny & Margaret Thon Files, 08/28/1941

Jack Fero Passes Away Today; Last Rites at Douglas

Months of intense suffering from a cancerous condition of the bone were ended here this (Thursday) morning at 10:30 o'clock when Jack Fero, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fero, passed away at the family apartment in this city. The deceased, 18 years, 8 months and 8 days of age, had been afflicted with the unusual disease since last November, and had been under almost constant care of physicians since the first of the year. Every known method of treating the malady was resorted to but the condition became gradually worse as time passed.

The young man, popular with all residents of this locality because of his genial personality and his outstanding performance in the Lusk High School band, had lived here with his family for the last five years with the exception of six months spent in California this year. Jack returned to this city two months ago, when it was learned little hope was held for his recovery. His decline since then was rapid.

Survivors are his parents, two sisters, Patricia and Shirley of this city, and one brother, Rex of Milwaukee, Wis. besides other distant other relatives.

The remains of the deceased were placed in charge of the Hoffman Mortuary at Douglas.and taken to that city at noon today, where they will be prepared for burial.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Douglas although all arrangements have not yet been completed. Jack was born at Milwaukee, Wis., on Dec. 20, 1922 but had lived in the west most of his life. The entire community extends sympathy to the bereaved family in this time of deep sorrow and mourns the loss of one of its finest young citizens.

The Lusk Herald
September 4, 1941
Last Rites Held For Jack Fero Sunday

Funeral services for Jack Fero were held last Sunday, August 31, at 2:00 o'clock p.m., at Douglas, Wyoming. Interment was in the cemetery at that city.

Jack Fero was born December 20, 1922 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Frank and Ruth Fero, and passed from this life at Lusk, Wyoming, August 28, 1941, aged 18 years, 8 months and 8 days. Jack had been afflicted several months with an unusual disease which slowly took its toll and since last November had been under a physician's care almost continuously. Although every effort was made to treat the malady and every care given that loving hands might give he gradually grew weaker as time passed.

Jack had lived with his parents in Lusk for the past five years with the exception of about six months spent in California. He returned here only recently with his mother and sisters, it being his wish to spend his last days in this community since he knew there was little or no hope for his recovery. Until about a year ago Jack took an active part in life, he attended the Lusk high school and was an outstanding member of the band. He was popular among the boys and girls of his age and had a legion of friends who are grieved to learn of his untimely death.

Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Patricia and Shirley of this city, a brother, Rex of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his paternal grandparents of near Shawnee and other relatives and a host of friends.

Casket bearers at the last rites were from Lusk, friends and associates of the young man in this community, they being Mike Kilmer, Venus Kilmer, Charles McCarthy, Joe Manning, Val Edmondson, and Doc. Smith. Funeral arrangements were under the supervision of the Hoffman Mortuary at Douglas.

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Related/Linked Records

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Obituary Fero, Frank (04/24/1900 - 10/03/1984) View Record
Obituary Fero, Minnie (04/23/1866 - 12/10/1950) View Record