John Sturgeon, a life long resident of the Orafino community died Friday following a farm tractor accident on a country road near Cambridge April 23, 1965.
John Harold Sturgeon was born December 24, 1913, to Henry A. and Nora Presler Sturgeon at Orafino, Nebraska. He grew to manhood in the Orafino community and attended Orafino schools graduating in 1932.
In 1942 he entered the Armed Forces and served in the Pacific theater. John was engaged in farming where he resided until his death April 23, 1965, at the age of 51 years, 2 months and 29 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survivied by his brothers and sisters: Edna Byrum, Denver Colo., Marry Nissen, Scottsbluff, Howard Sturgeon, Denver, Colo., Delmar Sturgeon, Bellflower, Calif., Henry Sturgeon, Farnam, George Sturgeon, Arapahoe, Melvin Sturgeon, Funk and Helen Andrews, Veterans, Wyoming; 8 nieces and 9 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Farnam Monday, April 26, at l:00 p.m. with Rev. Quincy Murphree officiating.
Singers were Mrs. Audrey Kotschwar, Mrs. Ardyce Bick, Irvin Hess and Charlie Pollard, accompanied by Mrs. Doris Smith. Pallbearers were; Eugene Peterson, Cecil Morton, William Hopkins, Lloyd Hopkins, Frank Sheffield and Clyde Kotschwar. Interment was in the Farnam Cemetery.
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