Bunker, Fred Milton (April 10, 1879 - April 24, 1944)


Resident of Converse County Forty-Seven Years; Funeral Was Tuesday Afternoon

Douglas Budget - April 27, 1944

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon for Fred Bunker well known oil driller and brother of Frank Bunker, who passed away at the Cannon home about 2:30, Monday. Rev. Louis Gale of the Congregational church had charge of the services which were conducted at the Hofmann Chapel. Pallbearers were Eli Peterson, A.E. Bachle, George Ullman, John Hillman, John Hildebrand and Clarence McDermott. Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery.

The deceased had been in ill health for a number of years. He had had a number of severe heart attacks and a few days before his death suffered a slight stroke. He had been at the Cannon home five days. He lived 65 years and 14 days.

Fred Milton Bunker was born at Fairfield, Me., on April 10, 1879, the youngest child of a very large family. He came to Converse county in 1897 and for many years worked on ranches and with stock outfits in this section. Of later years he has been engaged in the oil industry as a driller and field worker.

He never married. The only survivor of immediate kin is his brother, Frank Bunker of Douglas.


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