Hugh Stermer

From Clara Stermer Hamilton's scrapbook clipping of Log Cabin Democrat Obits:


Hugh Daniel Stermer, aged 46, deputy Faulkner county surveyor died suddenly a the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Stermer, about two miles southwest of Conway, late Friday afternoon. Mr. Stermer lived about 15 minutes after suffering a heart attack.

Born at Conway September 23, 1898*, he graduated from Conway high school and attended Arkansas State Teachers College. He saw several years service in the navy and was a veteran of the first and second world wars. He was retired by the navy about two years ago as a first class carpenter's mate. He was a member of the Salem Methodist church.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Nall of Los Angeles, Calif., two brothers, C.W. Stermer of Mission, Tex., and Herman Stermer of the navy*; two sisters, Mrs. H.H. Hamilton of Manning, Ark., and Miss Frankie L. Stermer of Conway, and a grandson, D. Robert Nall of Los Angeles.

Funeral services will be held at Doolin's funeral home at 3 p.m. Sunday by Rev. J.W. Workman. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in charge of Doolin's funeral home. Pall bearers will be as follows: Active-Ralph Cochran, William S. Little, Henry White, J.O. Cox, Harry R. Adams and Glenn Nutter. Honorary-Edward W. Halter, J.H. Robinette, Marcus W. Harton, D.O. Harton, Jr., Virgil Spears, Sam R. Adkisson, R.A. Nowell, Joe Troutman, Manson Thomas, Walter Tyler, M.M. Hiegel, H.E. Bush, Mayer F. Gates and members of American Legion post.

*This should be Conway, not Navy. Also, his date of birth is listed incorrectly in the article. Hugh was born in 1899.

Hugh Daniel Stermer: 23 Sep 1899 - 23 Feb 1945

Contributed by Becky Millet 2002

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