Andrew M Deig, 76, member of a prominent
St Philips family who traveled the South and West for many yeas in his quest
for new subjects to gratify his hobbies of woodworking, photography and photo
tinting, died in his sleep in Seattle, Wash., Sunday (3 Apr 1955) night, a sister, Mrs. Frank J. Schenk, St. Philips, was
advised late yesterday.
Death was the result of an attack of heart disease, the coroner at
Seattle advised Mrs. Schenk.
The body will be returned to Posey county
for funeral and burial services. The rites at St. Philip Catholic Church,
of which the deceased was a member, will not be held before Monday of the
coming week. The body will be brought to the Schenk & Pierre Funeral
Home in Evansville.
The deceased had resided in Seattle for the last two years. He made
periodic visit to St. Philips during his extended travels and left on his
latest journey three years ago, staying in Texas, Arizona and California prior to going to Seattle where he previously resided for 17
In his earlier years, Mr. Deig was ian express company employee and
was located in St. Paul, Minn., for a time. He saw military
service shortly after the Spanish-American war. He was never married.
The deceased's parents were Joseph A. Deig
and Mary Weinzapfel Deig,
representatives of two eminent St. Philips families.
addition to the sister, Mrs. Schenk of St. Philips, are another sister, Sister
St. Marcella, Order of Sisters of Providence, who is now stationed at
Sellersburg, In., and a brother, Joseph Deig, San Francisco.
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers