Chelewski, Nicholas "Nick" (Unknown - May 5, 1925)

Nick Chelewski Dies Ft. Lyons

Douglas Budget - May 7, 1925

Nick Chelewski, World War veteran, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Chelewski, died at the government hospital at Fort Lyons, near Las Animas, Colo., Tuesday afternoon. Death was caused by tuberculosis. He went to the hospital about a month ago and while it was known he was quite ill, few realized his condition was as serious as it proved to be.

Nicholas Chelewski was 28 years of age, having been born at Loup City, Neb. He came with his parents when a child to Wyoming and he had lived here since with the exception of his army service and two years spent in New Mexico. He was a member of the Douglas National Guard company in 1916 when the trouble with Mexico arose and went with the company to the border, serving nine months. at the entrance of American into the world war he went into the federal service, being with one of the early sailings of troops for France. He participated in the trench fighting on the war front, serving until the conclusion of hostilities and making a worthy record. With his National Guard service he saw nearly four years of army life.

After being mustered out of the army he returned to Wyoming and took up civil life again. Two years ago he moved to New Mexico, returning to Douglas shortly after the first of the year, his health barring him from continuing active work. A month ago he entered the hospital in an effort to recuperate, but the delay was too long.

He is survived by his wife, who was Blanche Castle of Douglas, and a daughter, 3 years of age, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Chelewski, two brothers and four sisters.

The body arrived this morning from Las Animas. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Hofmann chapel. Rev. Foher Adolph officiating. Mares Post of the American Legion, of which the deceased was a member, have charge of the funeral arrangements. Burial will be in Douglas cemetery.


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