Mr. and Mrs. John Semerud received a telegram from the War department at Washington, Saturday of last week announcing the death of their son, Otto. Only a few hours before they received a telegram telling of Otto’s serious illness, which was the first intimation they had had of his sickness. Pneumonia was the cause of death.
Otto was in the draft of September 6, going to Camp Grant. From there he was transferred to Camp Hancock, Atlanta, GA., where his death occurred.
Deceased was born on the farm south of Fairfax where the family still resides, and where he spent practically all his life. He was 27 years of age May 29.
The remains are being shipped here for interment, and are expected daily, although no definite word has reached the family as to when the body may be expected.