The Lusk Herald
December 12, 1974
Christina Strube, 89, Member of Pioneer Family Dies; Service Fri.
Funeral service for Mrs. Christina Barbara Strube, 89, a member of a Niobrara County pioneer family will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Peet Chapel.
Mrs. Strube died Monday at the Converse County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
The Rev. Frank Bozart will conduct the service and the Eastern Star service will also be held. Carolyn Hammond and Dawn Hicks will sing "In the Garden" and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied by Mrs. A. F. DeCastro organist.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul McDaniel, Cooley Taylor, Walt Fernau, Dale Fernau, Harry Fernau, Sr., Robert Scott, John Goddard, Earl Jensen, Lloyd Coleman, Gaylord Anderson, Lue Osborn and Richard James.
Casket bearers will be Peter Hansen, Jim Reed, William Mill, Edmond Cook, Martin Strube and Beecher (Ed) Strube.
Christina Mill was born May 20, 1885, at Des Moines, Iowa, to Philopena and Jacob Mill. As a small child she moved with her parents to Fairburn, S. D. and when she was six the family moved to Hat Creek by covered wagon. She received her education at Hat Creek and Lincoln, Neb.
March 29, 1905, she married Edmond A. Cook and they homesteaded some six miles southeast of Hat Creek. The couple had two children Helen Alma and Edmond M. Cook. Mr. Cook died in 1926.
She married Martin Strube April 7, 1931 and he died in1937. Mrs. Strube remained at the ranch until 1953 when she moved to Lusk. In 1967 she became confined to a wheel chair with arthritis and in August 1973 moved to Michael Manor Nursing Home in Douglas where she remained until her recent illness and death.
She was the last surviving charter member of the Niobrara Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, No. 26.
Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Beecher (Helen) Strube; her son Edmond M. Cook, Hat Creek; a sister Mrs. S. W. (Bertha ) Boyd ; a brother George S Mill, Hat Creek; four grandchildren, Beecher E. Strube, Casper, Martin A Strube, Gardnerville, Nev., Edmond A. Cook, Henry, Neb., and Mrs. William (Barbara) Sigler, Houston, Tex., and seven great grandchildren.
Her parents, husbands, two brothers and two grandchildren died previously.
Flowers or memorials to the Arthritis Foundation or the Lusk Museum will be equally appreciated by the family.
Bertha M. Boyd (March 8, 1893 - October 12, 1979)Stewart William Boyd (December 31, 1885 - December 20, 1960)Florence Ione Canaday (February 25, 1919 - March 27, 2013)William T. Canaday (May 11, 1916 - March 15, 1980)Edmond Mill Cook (April 6, 1910 - April 3, 1984)Edmund Alfred Cook (May 4, 1868 - February 3, 1926)Julia Mae Cook (February 14, 1915 - March 30, 1993)Stanley James Cook (February 19, 1940 - May 29, 1941)Vina A. Cook (November 24, 1938 - October 5, 1993)Ronald Lund (May 24, 1958 - June 12, 2006)David Arthur Mill (November 30, 1890 - September 22, 1956)Dorothy Ann Mill (1941 - November 24, 1942)Dorothy G. Mill (June 6, 1909 - January 10, 2012)Flossa Mill (July 26, 1889 - April 1, 1970)George S. Mill (October 8, 1906 - November 6, 1975)Inice Bernice Mill (March 9, 1908 - April 14, 1981)Jacob Mill (January 16, 1853 - January 13, 1935)Johnny Mill (December 20, 1851 - December 28, 1945)Lola Bertha Mill (October 20, 1916 - July 16, 1918)Philiphena Mill (September 29, 1863 - September 8, 1927)William Jacob Mill (September 28, 1897 - February 2, 1973)William A. Sigler (Date Unknown - June 13, 1984)Beecher Jay Strube (March 31, 1908 - December 9, 1953)Helen Alma Strube (February 24, 1906 - March 21, 1975)Martin Douglas Strube (March 9, 1873 - April 21, 1937)Martin Allen Strube (October 19, 1934 - February 26, 2011)Mary Lou Strube (August 29, 1932 - August 31, 1932)
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