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 Victor George Lustig

Victor George Lustig

Wheeler, Jasper County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Dec 1966 (aged 85)
Cottonwood, Idaho County, Idaho, USA
Burial Greencreek, Idaho County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 100378607 · View Source
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Obituary: Cottonwood Chronicle, Cottonwood, Idaho, Idaho, USA - Dec 22, 1966


Victor 0. Lustig, 85, a prominent farmer and area civic leader, died at 7:30 pm. Saturday, Dec. 17, at St Mary Hospital in Cottonwood, where he had been hospitalized for a week. Death was attributed to a stroke. Mr. Lustig had been in frail health for several years, but was able to be up and around until suffering the stroke to which he later succumbed.

Victor George Lustig was born Aug. 7, 1881, at Dieterich, Cook, Illinois, USA., the son of Mr. and Mrs Joseph Lustig. He received his education there and was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Jansen at Highland, Grove, Illinois, USA., on February 12, 1907.

Mr. and Mrs Lustig made their home in Illinois for a year, then came west to Idaho in 1908 and settled on a farm 4 1/2 miles west of Green Creek, in the Rocky Butte area. They retired from the farm in 1959 and moved to Cottonwood where they have resided since.

Mr. Lustig was a stock and grain farmer and took an active interest in civic affairs. He built up a fine farm over the years and was among the founders of the Cottonwood Elevator, serving as president of the board of directors of the company for 32 years. He also was instrumental in starting the Cottonwood Sales Yard.

Mr. Lustig was a member of St Anthony Church at Green Creek most of his residence in this area. He was a member of Cottonwood Council 1389 Knights of Columbus since 1925, and an honorary life member of St Martin's Council, Knights of Columbus, at Green Creek.

Mr. and Mrs Lustig celebrated their golden wedding at their farm home in 1957. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bernadine, who died in 1924.

Besides his widow, Mrs Victor G. Lustig of Cottonwood, he is survived by three sons, John A., and Lambert Lustig, both of Cottonwood, and Lt Col Victor J. Lustig, Catholic Chaplain the U. S. Army, now stationed at Manheim, Germany; seven daughters, Mrs Lawrence (Zita) Schmidt, Mrs Maurice H. (Rita) Wimer and Mrs James W (Dolores) Seubert, Cottonwood; Mrs Edgar (Louise) Welch and Mrs Joseph (Agnes) Schmidt, both of Clarkston, Wash.; Mrs George (Lorotta) Reeve, Spokane; and Sister Mary Mildred, O.S.B., St Gertrude's Convent, Cottonwood; two brothers, Edgar Lustig, DieteRich, Cook, Illinois, USA, and Lawrence Lustig. Effingham, Douglas, Effingham, Illinois, USA; three sisters Mrs Margaret Navaree, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs Frances Kerr, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA, and Mrs Edith Hutmacher, Chicago, Illinois, USA.; 61 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

The rosary was recited at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening at St Mary Catholic Church. Funeral services for Mr. Lustig were conducted at 11 am. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St Mary Church, with the Rev Victor J. Lustig, Lt Col, U.S. Army, son of the deceased, officiating and singing the solemn requiem high mass. Fr Urban Schmidt, pastor of St Mary Church, Moscow, nephew of the deceased, was deacon; Fr Robert Waldmann, pastor




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