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Obituaries for surnames beginning with the letter "F"
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FERGUSON, Sheldon E. "Skipper"
FILBEY, Paul Leslie
FLICK, Blanche (Mrs. Frank)

FOGLE, Hannah Ellen
FYE, Anna Elizabeth
FYE, Evelyn Leona

FERGUSON, Sheldon E. "Skipper"


Fire at a house, thought unoccupied, in Springbrook claimed the life of Sheldon Ferguson early Saturday morning.

The Spooner Fire Department received an alarm after 4 p.m. Saturday.  The department said the house was completely aflame, and nearly down, when it arrived at Springbrook.  It was sometime later when it was learned Ferguson was in the building.

With Ferguson was a dog that also perished.


Sheldon E. "Skipper" Ferguson, age 22, a resident of Springbrook, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 1981, as a result of a fire at his home.

He was born on July 14, 1959 at Minneapolis, Minn. and had lived his entire life in Springbrook.  He attended and graduated from Spooner schools.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ferguson, Springbrook; three sisters, Kathy Hanacek, Spooner, Raynelle and Georgia Ann Ferguson, Springbrook; two brothers, Steven, Rice Lake, Anthony, Springbrook; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ferguson, Springbrook, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scharlau, Rice Lake; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Emil Racette, Minneapolis.

Memorial services were held on Monday, October 19, 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Springbrook, the Rev. Fr. Erwin Lafser officiated.  Cremation took place at the Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth.  Arrangements were handled by the Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 22 Oct 1981, page 1


FILBEY, Paul Leslie

Paul Leslie, youngest son of Jas. L. and Lizzie B. Filbey was born in Long Point, Ill., May 10, 1890 and lived there until May 1900 when with his parents, brothers and two sisters he moved to Wisconsin.  In the fall they moved to the farm north of town, where practically the remainder of his life was spent.

In Jun 1917, he enlisted in Co. E. but was refused on account of poor health.

On Dec 18th he was taken ill with Spanish Influenza but was not considered seriously ill, so his father, who was in Wolf Point, Mont. was not sent for until too late to see him alive.  He gradually grew worse until Dec. 28 (1918), when he went peacefully to sleep at 12:30 p.m., his mother being the only one of his family with him at the end.

He leaves to mourn his departure his mother and father, two brothers, Lea, of Duluth and Frank of Superior, three sisters, Lora Graham, of Presho, S. Dakota, Sadie Wisner and Hope Schlief of Spooner.

A short service was held at the house at 6:30, Monday evening, Rev. J. T. Kneen officiating, after which the remains were taken to Long Point, Ill. to be laid to rest with the brother and sister who had gone so long before.  The funeral services there were held at the grave.

His father and mother, brothers and Mrs. Lea Filbey accompanied the body and the sister Lora will meet them there.  The two sisters were unable to go on account of sickness.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 03 Jan 1919, page 1


FLICK, Blanche (Mrs. Frank)


Mrs. Frank Flick, age 44 years and 2 months, passed away Friday morning at 10 o'clock after a lingering illness from cancer. Mrs. Flick, who resided in the town of Chicog with her husband and five children for the past seven years, was brought to Spooner four weeks ago for medical aid. She was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Annis on Walnut St., where Mrs. Annis cared for her until the Angel of Death relieved her suffering. Memorial services were held at the M. E. Church, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment in Spooner cemetery, Rev. Waste officiated.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 12 Mar 1920, page 1


FOGLE, Hannah Ellen (nee SALLANDER)

Just as we go to press, news reached us of the death of Mrs Ed. Fogle. She was just recently confined, leaves an infant and several small children besides her husband and parents to mourn her. Her early death is particularly distressing.  (NOTE:  No further obituary was found in subsequent editions of this newspaper.)

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register and Watchman, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 15 Apr 1916



William Fournier, age 48 years, former resident of Minong, passed away at Saginaw, Mich., on January 9, 1951.

He was a resident of Detroit for many years.  Funeral services were held there on Friday, January 12, with burial in Woodmere cemetery at Detroit.

William Fournier was born in Minong on November 14, 1902, and grew to manhood there.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hollis in 1943 at Detroit.

He is survived by his wife and one stepson, four brothers, Paul, Phillip, Lionel and Patrick, four sisters, Mrs. Roy Mykeby, Mrs. Fritz Steinhilpert, Mrs. Jack Heim, and Mrs. Irene Everly.

His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 25 Jan 1951



Kermit Harold Frederickson was born in the town of Dover, Buffalo County, on July 4, 1921, the son of William and Hazel Frederickson.

In August, 1947 he was united in marriage to Anna Johnson and to this union two children were born.

He lived in Buffalo county until 1954, when he came to the town of Brooklyn and has resided in Brooklyn and Gull Lake since.

He had been ill two weeks when he passed away at the Hayward hospital on Saturday, January 11, at the age of 42 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Carol, and one son, Gary; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Frederickson; one brother, Willard, and one sister, Mrs. Charlie Clark (Dorothy) of the town of Brooklyn; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 4, at 1:30 p.m., at Dahl Funeral Home, Rev. Roy Brown, Trego, officiated, with burial in Spooner Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 16 Jan 1964




Frank Fredrick, 79, a resident of Minong, died Friday, October 16, 1981, at the Spooner hospital.

Born April 8, 1902 in Trego, he was a resident of Minong since 1934.  He married the former Violet Jacobs on June 18, 1923.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Marcella) Hills, Mrs. Henry (Edith) Leckel, both of Spooner; one son, Clarence, Jansboro, Tennessee; and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet, in October 1979, and one sister and two brothers.  The funeral was Tuesday at the Pettit-Brown Funeral Home in Minong with Rev. John Soward officiating.  Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 22 Oct 1981, page 6


FYE, Anna Elizabeth (nee GRIGGS)

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Fye, a resident of Washburn county since 1898, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Moser, on Tuesday, May 14 after an illness of two months at the age of 77 years, 5 months and 27 days.

Anna Elizabeth Griggs was born November 17, 1868, at Peoria, Ill., and grew to young womanhood there and on December 1, 1885, was married to Henry Fye at Secor, Ill., where they continued to make their home until 1892, when they moved to Jackson county, Minn., and six years later they came to Spooner and settled on a homestead in Washburn county at Dunn Lake, which they developed into a farm.  In the spring of 1906 the family moved to Trego and settled on a farm and there she passed the remainder of her life.

Surviving are three sons, Edward of Seattle, Wash., Henry of Trego and William of Minong: and two daughters, Mrs. George Lord (Cora) of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Dan Moser (Susie) of Trego; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Henry Fye, and one daughter, Mrs. Joe Margraf (Bessie), preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 17, from Roberts Mortuary with Rev. Pennington of Trego officiating.  Burial was made in Spooner cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 23 May 1946, page 5


FYE, Evelyn Leona


Evelyn Leona Fye, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fye of Trego, died at the Axion home in Shell Lake on Sunday, July 24, where she had been taken for medical treatment, death being caused by acute enteritis.  The child was born at New Auburn on July 24, 1927, the family moving to Trego in the fall of that year.

Funeral services were held from the Roberts Mortuary in this city Monday afternoon, Rev. Graham of Shell Lake officiating, and interment was made in the Earl cemetery.  Besides the parents, one sister, Irene, and two brothers, Raymond and LeRoy, survive.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 28 Aug 1930, page 5



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