The Lusk Herald
January 10, 1996
Funeral services for Frank William "Bob" Fancher, age 79, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996, at the Bader Funeral Home in Lusk with Rev. Helen Oates officiating. Burial followed in the Lusk Cemetery.
Mr. Fancher died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, 1996, at the Niobrara County Memorial Hospital in Lusk. He was born Feb. 28, 1916, near Kirtley, Wyo., on the home ranch of his parents, Harlan P. and Josephine Fancher. Bob was educated in the rural school at Kirtley.
He married Viola M. Robertson on April 21, 1934. They owned and operated their ranch at Kirtley. Bob and Viola moved into Lusk where they purchased a home, but Bob still owned the ranch at Kirtley. Bob and Viola had many friends and neighbors. They enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, and many other activities, but most of all Bob loved his ranch and caring for it.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Viola, on Oct. 20, 1993; one sister, Florence Sides Vaughan; one brother, Harry "Bud" Fancher who lived in Oregon; plus five infant brothers and one infant sister.
Survivors include a sister, Ila Paulson of Lusk; one brother, Floyd Fancher and his wife LeVern of Seattle, Wash.
Uncle Bobby and Aunt Viola had 21 nieces and nephews who loved them. They also loved the ranch, part of which had been homesteaded by Bob's parents in the 1890's. Bob was loved and admired by all his family and friends.
For those who wish, memorials to the Lusk Senior Center or to the Lusk Ambulance Service would by appreciated by the family.
Bader Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Velma Janet Boyles (July 11, 1896 - February 12, 1968)Verne W. Browder (April 28, 1921 - December 22, 2006)William F. Brunckhorst (January 4, 1885 - January 11, 1965)Catherine Josephine Fancher (December 9, 1878 - August 13, 1961)Esther L. Fancher (September 2, 1914 - December 18, 1993)Harlan Page Fancher (1872 - December 27, 1953)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)Clarence Franklin Robertson (March 21, 1902 - June 19, 1965)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)Mary Vaughan (February 17, 1909 - December 11, 1972)Edwin Jacob Witzenburger (February 2, 1920 - May 30, 2014)Eleanor Witzenburger (May 18, 1918 - February 23, 2005)
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