Mt. Vernon, WA - June 10, 1939
BERT CONN, 54, DIES SUDDENLY IN MONTANA
Bert Conn, 54, well known former Skagit county man, died suddenly this afternoon at his home in Belton, Montana. News of his death was telephoned to Rod Fleek, this city, who was a stepson.
Policeman C. R. (Tip) Conn, of this city, a brother left immediately for Edison to take the sad news to the aged mother, who has been in frail health recently.
Bert had scores of friends in all parts of the county. He was born at Edison and served several years as deputy sheriff while "Tip" was sheriff of Skagit county. He lived in Mount Vernon several years.
Conn apparently died of a heart ailment. He had not been feeling well for about three weeks, but was about his work as usual. Today noon he came home for lunch and laid down to rest. Death followed immediately.
It was believed the body would be brought back to Skagit county for burial.
Conn was in the tile business at Belton. He first went there to operate the Belton tourist camp. His wife has operated the camp since he entered the tile business.
Survivors include the widow, one child, Richard 10; two stepchildren Rod Fleek and Mrs. Willard Gustafson, both of this city; the aged mother at Edison; eight brothers, "Tip", George, Frank, Raymond, Charles, William, Ralph and Fred, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Streeter of Burlington; Mrs. N. L. Kerr of Edison and Mrs. Bess Fields of Clear Lake.