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Obits: Walter Frederic & Anna Olive [Leggott] Fish

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Obits: Walter Frederic & Anna Olive [Leggott] Fish

Posted: 1257940293000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Fish, Leggott, Carter, Flammang, Hall
"Oxford Standard" [Oxford, Furnas Co., NE], Thursday, 4 Mar 1976:


Fred Fish

Walter Frederic Fish, son of Albert Edward and Anna Bell Fish, was born in Elwood, Nebraska June 28, 1891 and passed away Febr. 24, 1976 at Oxford Nebraska at the age of 84 years.

He grew to manhood at Elwood and graduated from the high school in Smithfield in 1908. He taught four terms of school near Orfino and Hebron, Nebraska, then for a short time owned a grocery business with his parents at Murdock, Nebraska.

On August 1, 1917 he was wed to Anna Leggott of Elwood. To this union three sons and one daughter were born.

In 1918 he attended and graduated from Bible Teacher Training School at Elwood. Fred and Anna farmed for nine years near Elwood after which he operated the East Grain Elevator in Elwood. In 1926 Fred entered the implement business in Elwood, moving to Oxford in 1937, totalling 33 years in this capacity. He remained in the business as a contractor, continuing active long after normal retirement years.

Having observed their 35th wedding anniversary in the old Methodist Church, Fred and Anna celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in the present church.

Fred accepted Christ as his Savior in 1917 and through the years was active in many offices of the church, was youth counselor at Camp Comeca, taught Sunday School for many years and received his 50 year membership recognition in 1971. He was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows Lodge at Oxford and Cambridge, member of the Oxford Chamber of Commerce, Fritzer Memorial Hospital Board and Oxford Housing and Development Corporation.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and two infant sisters. He leaves to mourn his wife, Anna; sons, Dale of Oxford, Paul of Halma, Minnesota, Wayne of Oxford; daughter, Donna Jean Flammang of Cambridge; 3 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the United Methodist Church, Oxford, Nebraska, February 28, 1976 with Rev. Carol Brewer officiating. Music was furnished by Elizabeth York and Beulah Fish. Pallbearers were Dennis Fish, Richard Fish, Duane Fish, Michael Flammang, Scott Flammang, Steven Fish, Gary Brown, Douglas Johnson, Tom Dilsaver and Timothy Burke with interment in the Oxford Cemetery. Mitchell Funeral Home, Oxford, directed arrangement.


We want to express our sincere appreciation for friendship and kindness extended to Fred during his lifetime. We want also to express our appreciation for all kindness and sympathy from our many friends and relatives, to Rev. Brewer, Doctors and staff of the Oxford hospital, United Methodist Women, Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, for food, memorials and cards to comfort us in our sorrow.

The family of Fred Fish

Social Security Death Index:

Name: Fred Fish
Born: 28 Jun 1891
Died: Feb 1976
Last Residence: Zip 68967, Oxford, Furnas Co., NE
SS #505-40-5455 issued Nebraska [1951]

"Oxford Standard" [Oxford, Furnas Co., NE], Thursday, 23 Oct 1980:


Anna Olive Fish was born April 18, 1890 in Gosper County, Nebraska, the daughter of George Leggott and Mary Carter Leggott and passed away on October 13, 1980 in Oxford, Nebraska, at the age of 90 years. Anna was one of eight children and attended rural school in Gosper County and Elwood High School.

On August 1, 1917, Anna was united in marriage to Fred Fish and to this union four children were born: 3 sons, Dale, Paul and Robert Wayne, and one daughter Donna Jean. They lived on a farm north of Elwood before moving to Elwood in 1927. In 1937 they moved to Oxford and opening the Fish Implement Company and except for one year in Cambridge, she resided in Oxford until her death.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1976. She leaves to mourn her passing, three sons: Dale of Oxford, Paul of Halma, Minnesota, and Robert Wayne, also of Oxford; her daughter, Donna Jean Flammang of Cambridge; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Leggott of Elwood, one sister, Alice Hall, also of Elwood and many other relatives and friends. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Anna was a 50 year member of the United Methodist Church and served many years as treasurer of the Methodist Women's Society. She also served as treasurer of Rebeca Lodge and was a member of East Valley Club in Cambridge.

Funeral service was held at the United Methodist Church in Oxford, Wednesday, October 15, 1980 with Rev. Don Morton officiating. Music was by Mrs. Marty Fuchs, soloist with Mrs. Beulah Fish, organist. Bearers were Frederick Scott Flammang, Michael Flammang, Richard Fish, Tim Burke, Steven Fish, Duane Fish. Honorary bearers were: Gary Brown, Tim McKillip, Tom Dilsaver, Doug Johnson, Denny Fish.

Interment was in the Oxford Cemetery with Mitchell-Nelson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Social Security Death Index:

Name: Anna Fish
Born: 18 Apr 1891
Died: Oct 1980
Last Residence: Zip 68967, Oxford, Furnas Co., NE
SS #505-86-8630 issued Nebraska [1973]

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