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Obituary of   Cyrus Fee

06 MAR 1919

The Waterloo Press, Waterloo, Indiana

The funeral of Cyrus Fee was held from the U. B church at two o’clock Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended.  The services were very impressive, and were conducted by Rev, H. C. Beauchamp, of the U. B. church.  The Odd Fellows attended in a body, as did also the Daughters of Rebekah and the usual ritualistic services were conducted by the lodges in which he was an honored member.  

Mr. Fee’s death was a distinct shock to the community, as he had been ill with influenza resulting in pneumonia but few people realized that he was seriously ill, and when it was announced 9:30 o’clock on Wednesday evening that he had passed away it was hard to believe. 

For a number of years Mr. Fee was engaged in the huckster business, and with his brother, Herb Fee.  They covered several routes out of Waterloo, and were very well liked.  He was a happy dispositioned man, and always had a jolly word for those he met.  His friends are many and all of them will miss him when the season opens for the huckster business.   Mr. Fee was a member of the Odd Fellows, and the Rebekahs and was a respected citizen. 

He was a son of Willard Fee.  Besides his wife, and son, Gerald, he leaves his father, step mother, two brothers, Herb Fee, of this place, and John Fee, of Sioux City, IA. and three sisters, Mrs. Schuyler Trittippo and Mrs. Charles Giles, of South Bend and Mrs. Wayne Nichols, of Waterloo.  The entire community sympathizes with the stricken family in their affliction.


     Cyrus J. Fee was born near Waterloo, Ind., Aug 1876.  He was the son of Willard and Emma Jane Fee, his mother preceding him in death some years ago.  He was united in marriage to Effie May Luttman, Oct. 14, 1900.  To this union one child was born, Gerald Raymond. 

Mr. Fee was blessed with a very pleasing personality.  He was charitable with his fellowman, thoughtful for other, a good neighbor, an indulgent father and husband, having hundreds of friends from whom he is gone but not forgotten.  For a number of years he and his brother, Herbert, have been associated in the Huckster business and have been very successful, being recognized as one of the successful business firms of the community. 

He is survived by the heartbroken wife, one child, his father and stepmother, Willard and Electa Fee, two brothers, Herbert L. of Waterloo, and John, of Sioux City, Iowa, three sisters, Mrs. Martha Trittippo and Mrs. Hattie Giles of South Bend, Ind., and Rheba Nichols of Waterloo, Ind. 

Mr. Fee died at his home on North Main street in Waterloo, Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, at the age of 42 years 6 months and 8 days.

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