Carl Carlstrom, Pioneer Here, Dies
Carl Carlstrom, 86, passed away at the Manring Convalescent Home Wednesday evening, March 9. He had been hospitalized in Thermopolis for some time but was moved to Lusk the first of March.
Mr. Carlstrom came to Wyoming more than 40 years ago and during that time worked on many of the ranches in the northern part of the county.
Born in Sweden April 8, 1863, Mr. Carlstrom came to the United States in 1885 and about 1907 he homesteaded in the Dogie community.
His ready wit and keen humor were of much delight to those whe knew him best and he will be remembered as a colorful figure around the ranches where he was employed.
Funeral services were conducted from the Peet Chapel on Monday afternoon, March 14, with Rev. Lawrence P. Juell officiating.
The songs "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" and "More Love to Thee" were sung by Mrs. H. J. Templeton and Mrs. A.F. DeCastro, accompanied by Mrs. J.P. Watson.
Burial was made in the Lusk Cemetery with Nick Rennert, Chuck Vaughan, John Irons, Al Rundquist, Andrew Christian and J.B. Griffith acting as casket bearers.
The only known relative is Dr. F.J. Carlstrom of Rockford, Ill., who was unable to attend the services.
Lusk Free Lance
March 10, 1949
Carl Carlstrom, Well Known Figure Here for Almost Half Centry, Dies Wednesday; Was Native of Sweden
The jovial, entertaining personality of one of Niobrara county's most popular residents will no longer be enjoyed. Death, Wednesday evening, claimed Carl Carlstrom, 86, at the Manring convalescent home in this city, where he had been confined since March 1st. Immediately prior to that time he had been hopita1ized at Thermopolis, where he spent much of his time during the past several years. Complications attendant to advanced age was given as the cause of demise.
Carlstrom, a native of Sweden where he was born on April 8, 1863, came to the United State in 1885. After living in various parts of the country he came to this locality, settling on a homestead on Lance Creek in the Dogie community in 1907.
Most of the time up until a few years ago he worked on various ranches in the north part of the county, coming to this city to make his home about seven years ago.
Of wide acquaintance, he was always at his best in the presence ot his many friends, entertaining them with his keen wit and humor and his ability to discuss a wide scope of topics. His friends were numbered by those who chanced to meet him and they were many all of whom held him in high regard.
His failing health began to show when he retired from active ranch life, and his get-togethers with friends became more infrequent. Few, if any, realized his advanced age until it was revealed upon his passing.
So far as can be learned, Carlstrom has no relatives other than a nephew, Dr. F.J. Carlstrom, of Rockford, Ill. The latter was notified of his uncle's death by George Earl Peet, mortician, and it was learned that he will not be able to attend last rites for the deceased. Funeral arrangements are not as yet complete, but burial will be in the Lusk cemetery, it was said here today (Thursday).