Obituary Details

Fred Christman

(07/09/1911 - 09/25/2010)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 09/29/2010

Fred Christman

At his request, no services will be conducted for Fred Christman, who died Sept. 25, 2010 at Lusk, Wyoming. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Bustard Funeral Home.

Mr. Christman was born July 9, 1911, in Ransom County, No. Dakota, one of 14 children of Carl and Elizabeth (Markgrof) Christman. Their children were Raymond, Irene, Edward, Clara, Albert, Dale, Beulah, Freddie, Earl, Willis, Irma, Esther, and Vern.

Fred came to Wyoming in 1927, and worked at the telephone company at "Point of Rocks", Wyoming, they were stringing four new leads from "Point of Rocks" to Rawlins. He then went by Model T car to Topeka, Kansas, returning to Wyo. where he worked at the Bar-C-Ranch. In the spring of 1929 he went to work at the Bill Grieve ranch, haying and building dams.

He worked for Wedick Trucking Company in 1933, building Seminoe Dam, hauling material for two winters. He also moved equipment for the Alcova Dam and Tunnels project. From there he went to Alaska and worked in the coal mines.

In 1940 he was married to Clover Mudge, they had a son and a daughter. They moved to California where he worked in a defense factory - testing air research parts. He returned to Wyoming and worked for CNW Railroad.

He worked for Investors Oil at Poison Spider, then moved back to the family farm, out of Sheldon, North Dakota. After farming for three years, the family moved back to Casper working as a lead mechanic for Mobile Oil. He later worked at Natrona International Airport as a mechanic, and retired in 1973.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Fred C. and Janice Christman from Manville, Wyoming, many nieces and nephews, three grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife on June 3, 1978, a daughter Sandra, July 19, 1975 and a grandson April 11, 2005, and 13 brothers and sisters.

We would like to thank Kathy and Diane and all his friends at the "Cozy Corner", and for the love and care he received, Thanks to Niobrara County Hospital, the doctors, nurses and staff for the excellent care and making his last days comfortable.

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