The Lusk Herald
November 20, 1975
91-year-old pioneer rancher dies
Albert E. DeGering, 91, pioneer rancher of Niobrara County, died Nov. 13 at Bethesda, Md., while he and Mrs. DeGering were visiting in the East.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2:00 at the Peet Mortuary, and burial was in the Lusk Cemetery. The Rev. Bradley Skinner, Salt Lake City, minister to the Churches of the Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ, officiated. He has been guest minister at the Lusk Congregational Church on Sunday in the absence of the regular pastor, the Rev. Boutwell.
Organist was Mrs. Minerva Watson who accompanied Tim Johnson in the singing of "Beyond the Sunset" and "You Will Never Walk Alone." Casket bearers were James Meng, Henry Wasserburger, Jr. Cody Clark, Ed Boner, Rex Story and Dick David.
He was born the son of Henry and Charlotte DeGering on August 16, 1884, near North Platte, Neb. At the age of six weeks his mother returned with him to Wyoming where he spent his early years with his family north of Wheatland on Cottonwood Creek.
His parents separated when he was 11 and Albert struck out on his own shortly thereafter. He lived with various area ranchers until he started in partnership with Tom Wilson on the Cheyenne River.
He homesteaded on Alum Creek in 1906 and married Ethel Boner July 28, 1913. They started their home 27 miles north of Lusk on Ethel's Coyote Creek homestead and through the years built up a large, modern ranch.
In his younger years, Albert worked with many cattle roundups, serving as foreman of several. He loved the sense of freedom which the wide open spaces provided.
He was a long standing member of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Wyoming Wool Growers Association and the Niobrara County Farm Bureau. He served on his district school board in the 1930's and was a member of the Lusk Congregational Church.
Mr. DeGering retired from ranching in 1971 and moved with his wife to Lusk.
He is survived by his widow, three sons, Milton of Denver, Leonard and John of Lusk; two daughters, Virginia Bryant of Potomac, Md. Esther Higinbotham of Denver; a sister Gail Sullenberger of Auburn, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Kenneth, a daughter, Nellie Higinbotham, a brother Ray, sisters Eva Ryan and Rose Stanfield, a half brother, John Miller and half sisters Anna Peterson and Minnie Coleman.
A memorial in his honor has been established for the Niobrara Nursing Home Fund.
Betty Lee Boner (July 8, 1935 - August 18, 1997)Earl Roy Boner (April 4, 1929 - September 18, 1972)Edgar Jordan Boner (November 3, 1957 - March 14, 1976)Flora V. Boner (February 28, 1891 - October 8, 1974)Francis Marion Boner (May 8, 1856 - October 10, 1945)Frank Boner (December 7, 1883 - January 15, 1955)Georgia Boner (July 17, 1904 - September 2, 2004)Harry K. Boner (January 29, 1885 - May 6, 1985)Harvey Lee Boner (January 20, 1897 - June 5, 2001)Izetta Pauline Boner (January 4, 1897 - March 22, 1977)James Duane Boner (November 7, 1928 - September 28, 1973)Jess Boner (September 25, 1882 - July 21, 1945)Juanita Pauline Boner (March 19, 1929 - December 28, 2009)Walter Lee Boner (October 6, 1887 - January 3, 1955)Edward H. Bryant (June 21, 1943 - April 21, 2001)Edward Clark Bryant (June 28, 1915 - January 17, 2008)Lydia Helena Bryant (October 29, 1933 - June 18, 1974)Minnie Cecilia Coleman (December 26, 1903 - September 10, 1975)Albert Milton DeGering (May 7, 1914 - July 15, 2012)Ethel May DeGering (February 20, 1881 - January 4, 1989)Helen Louise DeGering (March 13, 1923 - May 18, 1995)Henry Lincoln DeGering (November 7, 1857 - November 26, 1949)Kenneth Clayton DeGering (October 29, 1922 - May 25, 1939)Leonard L. DeGering (September 25, 1928 - June 23, 1984)Linnie R. DeGering (July 23, 1892 - September 14, 1975)Nina Sue DeGering (May 2, 1961 - October 14, 1985)Ray DeGering (May 15, 1890 - November 7, 1972)James Walter Hamilton (June 6, 1889 - February 13, 1955)Myrtle E. Hamilton (May 8, 1889 - August 22, 1953)Bennett Francis Higinbotham (December 17, 1920 - May 25, 1997)Esther Harriet Higinbotham (November 20, 1920 - March 13, 2010)Kenneth A. Higinbotham (January 1, 1917 - October 1, 1943)Nellie Ellen Higinbotham (March 18, 1917 - December 30, 1945)Ernest J. Jewett (December 25, 1881 - August 11, 1955)Nora Eva Klemke (July 28, 1899 - February 28, 1971)Walter Leo Klemke (February 23, 1891 - November 1, 1976)Raymond Andrew Larson (January 3, 1897 - May 12, 1969)Alma Grace Lemons (May 3, 1934 - March 20, 2005)Margaret Rose McCullough (March 13, 1918 - June 25, 1979)Thomas J. Wilson (June 22, 1878 - January 22, 1955)
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