The Lusk Herald
December 31, 1953
Harlan P. Fancher Dies in Lusk Sun
Harlan Page Fancher, 81, well known resident of Kirtley, died early Sunday morning at the Spencer Hospital after a recent operation and extended illness.
Mr. Fancher was born in Wyoming, New York in 1872, the son of Charles and Frances Fancher. He spent his boyhood days there and then came to Lander, Wyo., in 1888. Here he met and married Josephine Tatman in 1896. They came to the Kirtley community in that same year and have lived there since. To this union 10 children were born, five of whom still living and five who died in infancy.
He was a charter member of the Woodman of the World Lodge of Kirtley and was a member of the Lusk Odd Fellows Lodge. From 1933 to 1941 he was foreman of the C.C.C. camps in various parts of the state.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Josephine; five children: Mrs. Earl Sides of Lusk, Mrs. James W. Paulson of Laramie, Harry C. Fancher of Scappoose, Ore., Frank E. Fancher of Lusk, and Floyd E. Fancher of Seattle, Wash.; 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Fred, Herbert, and George, all of Warson, N.Y. and many friends.
Final rites weree conducted at the Peet Chapel Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 30, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Keith Bruning of Harrison, Nebr. officiating. Dave Wood, Lafe Culver Jr., Mrs. Ruth Thomas and Miss Justine Watson sang "Beautiful Isle" and "No Night There," accompanied by Mrs. J. P. Watson at the organ.
Burial was made in the Kirtley cemetery with Harlan Lohr, John Hammond, Harry Sides, Jim Peterson, Walter Zerbst and Chris Jassman acting as casket bearers. Honorary bearers were John Lohr, Jim Christian, Art Thompson and John Siemsen.
Verne W. Browder (April 28, 1921 - December 22, 2006)Catherine Josephine Fancher (December 9, 1878 - August 13, 1961)Esther L. Fancher (September 2, 1914 - December 18, 1993)Frank William Fancher (February 28, 1916 - January 3, 1996)Harlan B. Fancher (1904 - January 19, 1905)Harry C. Fancher (December 28, 1913 - June 15, 1988)Mabel Viola Fancher (August 18, 1913 - October 20, 1993)Caroline Hutchinson (February 11, 1897 - January 14, 1967)Vonda Jo Martinez (November 22, 1964 - July 17, 2014)Ila K. Paulson (February 28, 1909 - June 25, 2000)James William Paulson (November 24, 1898 - February 5, 1970)Frances Wyoma Shafer (September 13, 1924 - October 25, 2008)Earl Eugene Sides (November 27, 1899 - March 11, 1956)Earl Lee Sides (January 25, 1927 - March 8, 2017)Mary Ann Sides (February 3, 1934 - August 21, 2011)Robert Allyn Sides (September 28, 1928 - May 27, 2003)Arthur Thompson (May 12, 1888 - May 15, 1984)Inga Thompson (March 15, 1895 - October 28, 1985)Florence Francis Vaughan (March 29, 1906 - December 4, 1974)Joseph M. Vaughan (December 8, 1913 - July 19, 1991)Edwin Jacob Witzenburger (February 2, 1920 - May 30, 2014)Eleanor Witzenburger (May 18, 1918 - February 23, 2005)
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