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George Ernest Robertson (November 11, 1882 - March 12, 1969)

The Lusk Herald
March 20, 1969

Funeral For Ernest Robertson Held Here Friday

George Ernest Robertson, 86, a resident of Wyoming since 1904, died last Wednesday at the Niobrara Memorial Hospital in Lusk. Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Peet Mortuary. Burial was in the family plot in Guernsey.

The Rev. Robert Boutwell of the Congregational Church of Lusk officiated. Mrs. A. F. DeCastro, organist, accompanied Mrs. Dean Glandt and Mrs. Pete Germann as they sang "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle."

Casket bearers were Dale Bremmer, Walter Zerbst, Rex Shoults, Harry Sides, John Hammond and Jim Peterson.

George Ernest Robertson was born November 11, 1882 to Frank and Viola Robertson at Oskaloosa, Iowa, the youngest of 10 children.

He came to Wyoming in 1904 and homesteaded in 1907 south of Manville in the Meadowdale area. In 1912 he was married to Hattie Schooley. They were the parents of three children, Viola, Clyde and Warren.

After his son Warren joined the Marines in 1942 he came to Niobrara County and made his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fancher. He has since made his home with his son Warren of Van Tassel and the Fanchers of the Kirtley community.

His wife and son Clyde died previously.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Viola Fancher of Kirtley; a son Warren of Van Tassel; two granddaughters, Mrs. Kay Holmes of Van Tassell, Mrs. Leah Ballou of Hulett; one grandson, Clyde Robertson who is serving in the U.S. Army; three great-grandchildren, Neil and Misty Holmes of Van Tassell and Cody Ballou of Hulett.

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