Obituary Record

Fred H. Smith
Died on 6/28/1947
Buried in God's Acre (St. Paul's) Cemetery

#1-Obituary printed in the Arlington Review Herald July 3, 1947



Mr. Fred Henry Smith, son of the late Edward L. Smith and his wife Henrietta, nee Echtenkamp, was born September 15, 1894.

Mr. Smith moved to Furnace County with his parents when an infant and returned to this community when he was about 15 years old, and where he resided for the remainder of his life.

He was received into communion with the Triune God by the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and, having been instructed in the chief doctrines of the Christian religion, was received as a communicant member of the Lutheran church, by the rite of confirmation on May 9, 1909.

He served nine months overseas during the First World War.

The departed entered the holy estate of matrimony with Miss Pauline Dickmeyer on August 19, 1928.

He fell asleep in Jesus Saturday, June 28, 1947, having attained the age of 52 years, 9 months and 13 days.

The deceased is survived by his widow as well as two brothers, William and Harry, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Giesselman and Mrs. Louise Wallingford.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and 2:00 o’clock at St. Paul’s Lutheran church with Pastor Carl Hellmann officiating. Interment took place in St. Paul’s Cemetery. The American Legion color guard sounded taps at the grave. The following served as pallbearers: Messrs. Evi Hilgenkamp, William Laaker, Lee Lynch, Albert Meier, Emil Scheer and Otis Scheer.

#2-3 July, 1947 - The Enterprise - World War I Veteran


ARLINGTON - Fred H. Smith, 53, native of the Arlington community, died Saturday at his home in Arlington. He had been ill several months and had been bedfast for about six weeks.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran church with Rev. Carl Hellman officiating. W. A. Reckmeyer and Sons were in charge of arrangements and burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Evi Hilgenkamp, Emil Scheer, William Laaker, Otis Scheer, Lee Lynch and Albert Meier.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Smith, pioneer settlers of Arlington, he was born in Arlington September 15, 1894. He was baptized on October 7, 1894 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith May 9, 1909 by Rev. Herman Hallerberg.

Mr. Smith farmed for 15 years in Furnace county and served 15 months overseas during World War I. He was married to Pauline Dickmeyer on August 19, 1928, and since then the couple have farmed near Arlington. Mr. Smith was a member of the American Legion and of St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

Surviving are his widow; two brothers, William, who lives on the west coast and Harry Smith of Arlington; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Giesselman and Mrs. Louise Wallingford of Arlington.

~~~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska library.~~~~

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