Amend Jr., Henry F. (September 9, 1905 - December 18, 1970)

Henry Amend

Douglas Budget - December 31, 1970

Henry F. Amend, 65, rancher south of Lost Springs died Friday, Dec. 18 at the Casper hospital after being sticken(sic) by aneurysm. Funeral services were held Monday, Monday, December 21, from the Peet Mortuary in Lusk with the Rev. Robert Boutwell officiating. harmony Lodge No. 24 of Lusk held Masonic rites at the mortuary and the Lusk cemetery.

Mrs. Ab DeCastro, organist rendered an organ selection "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder."

Casket bearers were Wilburt Wright, Ted Pennington, Dan Dieleman, Bebe Reed, Wal..(sic) Reed and Dick Keenan.

Honorary bearers were Harry Manning, Aubrey Manning, Bill Nuttall, Floyd Engebretsen, H. P. Klemke, Jese York, Sam Smylie, Wayne Bible, Walt Hoage and Dale Radford.

He was born in Lincoln, Nebr. Sept. 9, 1905, to Henry and Anna Giess Amend, who emigrated to Lincoln from Saratoff, Russia in 1893. In 1908 the family came by railroad to Keeline where they lived on a homestead. He attended the Prairie View rural school. In 1927, he operated one of the first rotary wooden rigs in the Lance Creek oil fields.

He married Gladys Sims at Douglas May 31, 1930. He drilled wells in several fields in Wyoming until 1941 when he bought the Harry Card ranch one mile south of Lost Springs; later his parents homestead was added to his ranch. He resided there until his illness.

Ranching was his joy in life. He was an ardent fan of the Niobrara Roping Club, was a member of the Lusk masonic Lodge, and the American Sunday School Union at Lost Springs.

His parents, one brother, one sister, his wife, and son Marvin died previously.

Survivors include his two daughters, Mae Ann Manning of Lost springs and Mary Engebretsen of Lusk; two sisters, Marie Cox of Cody and Emma Gaukel of Twin Falls, Idaho; a brother, Fred, of Cody, Wyo., and three grandchildren.


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