Obituaries o-f002, Macoupin County IL  ©1998-2011

Obituary of David FUNDERBURK, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Cindy Leonard

Name of Deceased: FUNDERBURK, David
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary
: 20 Mar 1941
Obituary: David FUNDERBURK Claimed By Death. Staunton's Oldest Citizen Passed Away At His Home Sunday At 12:50 o'clock p.m. David FUNDERBURK, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, passed away at his home on West Pearl street in our city Sunday afternoon at 12:50 o'clock, after an illness of several months. Infirmities incident to old age were the cause of death. He was aged 91 years, 3 months and 10 days. Mr. FUNDERBURK was born on a farm near Staunton on December 6, 1849, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Laney FUNDERBURK. He was the youngest of nine children. His father died when he was six months old, and as soon as he was old enough he assisted his mother and the other children with the many duties on the farm. While other lads went to school, he worked hard to augment the family income, many times pitching hay all day for the tidy sum of 15 cents, and often he drove oxen for a salary of $7.00 per month. Through industry and thrift he was able later to acquire a farm of his own, and through the years he was able to accumulate a sizeable estate. On May 2, 1872, he was united in marriage with Miss Mathilda HAUSAM of near Staunton. To this union eight children were born. Mrs. FUNDERBURK died on August 12, 1933, and two sons and two daughters also preceded Mr. FUNDERBURK in death. For many years the family resided on a farm west of Staunton, moving to our city thirty- eight years ago. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the CARLETON Funeral Home, Rev. Earl J. WHITE, pastor of the Baptist Church, of which Mr. FUNDERBURK was a member, officiating. Interment was in the Staunton City Cemetery. Surviving the aged gentleman are three daughters: Mrs. Henry A. BARGFELD, Mrs. Julia PURSLOW and Mrs. Ida ALLAN, all of Staunton; and one son, Laney FUNDERBURK of Kansas City, Mo.; also fifteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Mr. FUNDERBURK, coming from pioneer stock, saw this section of the country develop from virgin prairie and wooded lands to the present thriving farms and towns; witnessed the evolution of transportation from ox-drawn carts on rutted dirt roads to the modern high-powered trucks on paved highsays; noted the improvements on the farms from the days of the walking plow and the hand scythe to the tractor drawn gang plows and the combine harvester. His was a long and useful life, and his memory should provide inspiration to all who knew him. [Note: This is not my family line - the obituary also has a picture of Mr. FUNDERBURK]

Obituary of John FURTWANGLER, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: FURTWANGLER, John
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary
: Friday, May 2, 1913
Obituary: John FURTWANGLER came to this country from Germany when 18 years of age, in the year 1852, making his first home near Clayton, Missouri, where he farmed. He was united in marriage when 28 years of age to Miss Louisa FAULSTICH while living in Missouri. Later he came to this city. There were six children born to this union, viz: Mrs. Otto SCHMUTZLER, of near this city, Mrs. Henry SAWYER of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Henry FURTWANGLER of this city, Mrs. Hannah THURMAN of Trenton, Charles FURTWANGLER of Trenton and John FURTWANGLER of Breese, Illinois. Mrs. FURTWANGLER, mother of these children, died in 1879, and Mr. FURTWANGLER lived in widowerhood until 1891, when he was united in marriage to Mrs. Eliza SCHMIDT of this city. To this union one child, Albert FURTWANGLER was born and at this time lives at home. Deceased was a consistent member of Zion Lutheran church in this city, and the funeral will be held from that place at 2:30 this evening, Rev. J.G.F.KLEINHAN officiating. His death occurred at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, at which time he was aged 78 years, 10 months and 14 days. "Uncle John" as he was familiarly known, was well known to most of our citizens. He was honorable in his dealings and was well liked by all who knew him. He was especially active for a man of his years and was to be frequently seen about the city regardless of his age. He leaves his wife and children, other relatives and friends who sincerely mourn his death and all his friends regret the sad accident which so suddenly came and called him away.

Obituary of Bertha N. FUSER, Macoupin County Illinois © 2007 Submitted by: Linda Rottnek

Name of Deceased: FUSER, Bertha N.
Name of Newspaper: Brighton News
Date of Obituary: March 22, 1934  
Obituary: Mrs. M. R. FUSER is dead. After a long illness, Mrs. Bertha N. FUSER, wife of Super. M. R. FUSER, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton yesterday at 5:20 a.m. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Florence KOLB, of Wilmar, MN, Mrs. Mabel FUSER of St. Louis, and Miss Viola FUSER, R.N. of Alton; three sisters, Mrs. Emma HUEBENER, Mrs. Louisa GILLER, and Miss Hattie SCHROEDER, all of Brighton; one granddaughter, a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funderal services will be conducted at the Evangelical Church by the pastor, Rev. Karl FRIEBE on Friday at 2 p.m., with burial in the village necropolis.
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph
Date of Obituary: March 21, 1934 
Mrs. Bertha FUSER, wife of Martin FUSER, Jr. died at 5:20 a.m. today, at St. Joseph's hospital in Alton, after an illness of four months. She was 58 years old. Mrs. FUSER was born in the Brighton neighborhood and had lived her entire life here. Thirty years ago she was married, on March 9, 1904. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Florence KOLB of Wilmar, Minn., and Miss Mabel and Miss Viola FUSER of Brighton; one grandchild and three sisters, Mrs. Frank HUEBNER, Mrs. Henry GILLER, and Miss Hattie SCHROEDER, all of Brighton. Mrs. FUSER was a member of the Evangelical church of Brighton, and was prominent in the work of the congregation, and in the activities of the Ladies Aid Society of which she was a member. She was a woman esteemed for her sterling character, devoted to her family and her church. The body will be at the home after 6 p.m., Thursday, until the funeral which will be Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., with services at the Evangelical church to be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. K. FRIEBE. Burial will be in Brighton cemetery.

Obituary of Martin R. FUSER, Jr., Macoupin County Illinois © 2007 Submitted by: Linda Rottnek 

Name of Deceased: FUSER, Martin R., Jr.
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph
Date of Obituary:
March 23, 1977 
Martin R. FUSER, 98, of Brighton, died at 5:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital where he had been a patient the past six days. He was a retired farmer. He married the former Bertha SCHROEDER who died in 1934. He married Natalie ERWIN Aug. 25, 1943. She died in 1973. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Florence KOLB of Brighton, Mrs. Louis (Mabel) KIERMAN of Chesterfield, MO, Mrs. Viola KOTVA of Edwardsville; six grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lydia MOORE of Tulsa, OK; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Paul KADELL of Jerseyville. Friends may call from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Warner Targhetta Funeral Home, Brighton. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at funeral home by Rev. J. William Houran. Burial will be in Brighton Cemetery.

Obituary of Natalie C. FUSER, Macoupin County Illinois © 2007 Submitted by: Linda Rottnek 

Name of Deceased: FUSER, Natalie C.
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph
Date of Obituary:
Feb. 22, 1973
Mrs. Natalie C. FUSER, 82, of 609 W. Pearl St., Jerseyville, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at Garnet Chateau Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She was born March 20, 1890 in Kane. Surviving are her husband, Martin R. FUSER; a daughter Mrs. Paul (CULVER) KADELL of Jerseyville; a sister, Mrs. George WEEKS of Detroit, MI and six grandchildren. Mrs. FUSER was was past matron of the Jerseyville Order of the Eastern Star and belonged to the Dr. Silas HAMILTON Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at GUBSER Funeral Home and burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The Rev. M. Edwards BREED will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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