Obituary Details

Jacob "Jack" M. Gottlieb Sr.

(02/06/1888 - 04/17/1941)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 04/24/1941

Jack Gottlieb, 52, Succombs April 17

Jacob (Jack) M. Gottlieb, resident of Niobrara county since 1918 except for the past several months, passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday of last week, April 17th. The body was brought to Lusk and final rites were held here Monday at 2:30 p.m., at the Peet Mortuary Chapel with Rev. P.H. Evans in charge. Interment was in the Lusk cemetery.

Jacob M. Gottlieb was born in New York City, N.Y., February 6, 1888 and departed this life on Thursday, April 17th, 1941, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, Nebr., at the age of 52 years, two months and eleven days.

He spent the earlier part of his life in the eastern part of the United States, coming to Omaha, Nebraska and other western cities in 1915. In 1916 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Kersten at Golden, Colorado. They established their home at Omaha at that time but soon after located at Antioch, Nebraska where their only child, Jack Gottlieb, Jr., was born.

In 1918 the family moved to Niobrara county, Wyoming and homesteaded northwest of Lusk, and south of the present Lance Creek oil field. This locality was their permanent home for 20 years, except for a short interval when they lived at Casper and Greybull, Wyoming.

Mr. Gottlieb united with the Baptist Church at Greybull and has been a consistent member since that time. Both he and his wife were members of the Lusk Baptist church for more than ten years. He was preceded in death by his wife who passed away March 28, 1938, the son, Jack Gottlieb, Jr., being the only known relative to survive.

Mr. Gottlieb, Sr., had many friends and neighbors in Niobrara county. He always endeavored to uphold Christian standards in his everyday life. A strong individualist, he asked no favors nor expected none form his friends. A kind
husband and father, he lived as he believed and his passing is a sincere loss to his many friends and neighbors.

Music at the services here Monday was furnished by Mrs. Abdon DeCastro and J.M. Hungate, who rendered a duet, "Rock of Ages," and a solo by Mr. Hungate, "In The Garden." A closing number, a favorite of Mr. Gottlieb's was "The Old Rugged Cross."

Casket bearers were Guy Mosier, James Klint, Wilbur Brettell, Robert Grant, Sterling Kelly and Walter Gordon, all friends and neighbors of the deceased.

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