Grace Hager, 92, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at her Dayton residence.
Grace was born on April 18, 1910, in Beaver County, Oklahoma, to John and Maude (Osborne) Blakesley, and the family moved to Dayton, Wyoming, in 1918. Following graduation from high school, she taught school at the Little Blue School on Five Mile Flat north of Dayton. She married John Hager, whom she had met through her teaching job, on December 20, 1930, in Sheridan, Wyoming. The couple had two children. Mrs. Hager enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, and yard work, and she loved spending time with her family. She was a faithful member of the Dayton Congregational Church, and was also a member of the Dayton School Benefit Club since 1945.
Mrs. Hager was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Mary Ann Smith, her parents, and her sister Gladys. Survivors include her son Peter Hager and his wife Sally of Dayton; her ten grandchildren; and her 18 great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Logan officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Grace's name to the Dayton School Benefit Club, P.O. Box 242, Dayton, WY 82836.
Ernest “Larry” Harvey, 63, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2002, at Sheridan Manor.
Mr. Harvey was born on November 18, 1938, to Virgil and Dora (Carter) Harvey in Fort Collins, Colorado. Following high school, he married Darlene Struble and entered the Air Force for four years, where he served a tour in the Philippines. The couple lived in Seattle, Washington, for 22 years, where he worked as a mechanic and a truck driver. In 1990, following the death of his wife, he moved to Sheridan. On November 19, 1998, he married Carla Pritchett in Sheridan.
Larry enjoyed spending time with his wife and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, bowling, and darts.
Mr. Harvey was preceded in death by his first wife Darlene; his parents; his sister Barbara Hunzelman; and his brother Walter Harvey. He is survived by his wife Carla of Sheridan; his daughter Christine Kautzman of Seattle, Washington; his three sons Ronald Harvey, Larry Harvey, and David Harvey, all of Seattle, Washington; his two stepdaughters, Talona Cordova of Hampton, Virginia, and Tannis Van Bibber of Sheridan; his two stepsons, Jon Van Bibber and Cale Luben, both of Billings, Montana; his nine grandchildren, Brianne Harvey, Kevin Kautzman, Sage Van Bibber, Brandon Van Bibber, Trevor Luben, Alexandria Luben, and Van Van Bibber, including two additional grandchildren in Seattle; his four sisters, Betty Kingsley of Fort Collins, Colorado, Marilyn Twite of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Carol Ann Becerra of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Susie Wapson of North Carolina; and his five brothers Marvin Harvey of Wellington, Colorado, Tom Harvey of North Glen, Colorado, Eddy Vail of Seattle, Washington, and Dean Vail of Washington, Allen Vail of Washington.
Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2002, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Terral Bearden officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Dieter Heckel, 54, of Sheridan, passed away on September 12, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Heckel was born October 19, 1947, in Wiesbaden, Germany. The family moved to the United States when Dieter was a child. Following his graduation from high school, Dieter attended college, and in December 1967, he entered the Army, and served his adopted country until 1974, after being awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
Dieter is survived by his parents Robert and Ruth Heckel and his sister Barbara of Washington, his son Timothy, his brothers Carl and Roger, and his sister Susan, all of California.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be conducted in California at a later date.
Alice J. Hoffman, 82, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Hoffman was born on August 22, 1919, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Fred and Alice (Cossitt) Bechtold. She attended Sheridan schools, and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1936. Alice also did some post-graduate work in Sheridan. She worked at Clouds Peak T.V. for 12
years, and married Robert Hoffman in Sheridan in 1963.
Alice was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing the organ, watching "Days of Our Lives", "Jeopardy", and "Wheel of Fortune", keeping up her correspondence with family and friends, and traveling. She also enjoyed playing darts, and was a member of a Wednesday night team and a Sunday team. She loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Hoffman was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 1987, her parents, her brother Arthur Gordon Bechtold in 1969, her sister Nina Couch in 1998, and her great-grandson Everett Allen Smith, Jr. in 1982. Survivors include her son Ken Harper of Alden, Pennsylvania; her daughter Pamela Sampson and her husband Sam of Sheridan; her niece Jean Bahnsen of Kingman, Arizona; her eight grandchildren, Debbie Knowlton of Gillette, Wyoming, Kevin Dennis, Hazel Ketcham of Bloomfield, Iowa, Brian Sampson and Billy Sampson of Yakima, Washington, Kenneth Harper of Wilmington, Delaware, and Andrew Harper, and James Harper of Wayne, Pennsylvania; and her thirteen great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Knowlton, Gabriel Knowlton, Kayla Knowlton, and Tommy Knowlton of Gillette, Wyoming, Kyle Ellenberger, Scott Ellenberger, Keith Ellenberger, Brian Sampson, Katie Sampson, Ashley Sampson, and Jessica Sampson of Yakima, Washington, and Cody Ketcham and Matthew Ketcham of Bloomfield, Iowa.
A visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home with The Reverend Joseph Keys officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Elks Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Lloyd N. Jackson,83, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at Sheridan Manor.
Lloyd was born on June 13, 1919, to Lloyd L. and Mary (O'Connell) Jackson in Casper, Wyoming. Following his graduation from high school, he joined the Army in June 1942, and served in the Pacific Theater until his discharge in December 1945. He married Norma Siegle on January 8, 1946, in Pueblo, Colorado, and the couple moved to Sheridan shortly thereafter. Their union was blessed with three children, and Lloyd worked as the Wirechief Manager of Communications for the CB&Q Burlington Northern Railroad for 43 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, building and home repair. He was an American Morse Telegrapher, Telephone and Telegraph Engineer, and a Teletype Repairman. He was also a founder of Sheridan House, Inc., and the Treasurer of the corporation since its founding. Lloyd was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sheridan Railroad Credit Union for over 30 years, a Boy Scout Troop Leader #108, a member of the Knights of Columbus,and an usher at Holy Name Catholic Church for 50 years.
Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald. He is survived by his wife Norma of Sheridan; his daughter Janet Lawrence and her husband Steve of Buffalo, Wyoming; his two sons Nicholas Jackson and his wife Margie of Yigo, Guam, and William Jackson and his wife Mary of Billings, Montana; his seven grandchildren Nichelle Littleton of Newport News, Virginia, Branden Lawrence of Vancouver, Washington, Travis Lawrence of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Robert Jackson of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Michael and Kerry Jackson of Billings, Montana, and Heather Lawrence of Buffalo, Wyoming; two great-grandchildren Tyler Jackson and Kelsey Lawrence; his three sisters Alice Wells of Eureka, California, Patty Bates of Redding, California, and Maxine Stancher and her husband Joe of Banning, California; and his brother Howard Jackson of Cottonwood, California.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Holy Name Catholic Church. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. The family has requested that memorials be made in Lloyd's name to the Sheridan House or the donor's choice, all in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Nellie R. Kaufmann Age 91 of Sheridan, WY
Died Thursday, August 29, 2002, in Sheridan Manor
Born December 13, 1910, in Hillsboro, Ohio
Parents - John W. & Elva (Willett) McConnaughey
The family moved to Sheridan where she attended school and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1928. She earned a teaching degree through the Normal Training Program and taught at Pasaic and Ucross. She met Fred Kaufmann while teaching at Ucross and they were married in Billings, MT, on June 4, 1932. They farmed for a short time on the Weagle Ranch at Ucross and on Prairie Dog Creek east of Sheridan before moving to Buffalo to operate a dairy farm. In 1943, they bought the Shady Lane Ranch in Ucross and lived there until they sold it in 1968 and moved into Sheridan. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1982. After Fred's death in 1990, she lived with her sister, Alice McConnaughey on Easy Street. Nellie was active in several community activities including: the Double Seven Club in Buffalo, the Piney Women's Club and Chapter AM, PEO. She sang in a gospel quartet composed of neighbors in the Ucross community. She served on the Ucross school board for several years and, although not an official 4-H leader, she supported and assisted with a number of local and county 4-H programs.
She was preceded in death by parents, two brothers and three sisters.
SONS - Don Kaufmann & wife Barbara, Ft. Collins, CO
Jerry Kaufmann & wife Amanda, Buffalo, WY
4 GRANDCHILDREN - Mark, Debbie, Jim Bob and Wendy
6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
1 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Funeral service will be 10:00am on Tuesday (Sep. 3rd) from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Keys officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Elks Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the First United Methodist Church, 215 W. Works St., Sheridan, WY 82801
Frank J. Kawulok, Jr. age 75 of Sheridan, WY
Died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at his Sheridan home
Born April 30, 1927, in Monarch, WY, to Frank & Mary (Soltis) Kawulok, Sr.
Frank graduated from Ranchester High School where he played Basketball and Football. He worked for Monarch Coal Co. and ranched until he enlisted in the Air Force where he served from 1949 - 1953. He married and had three children. He was later divorced. In 1956, he went to work for the Wyo. Employment Security Comm. in Worland, WY. He transferred to the office in Sheridan in 1962 and was promoted to manager in 1964. Frank married Ellen Brantz on February 25, 1972. He worked for the WESC until he retired in July, 1987. Frank was a charter member of the Tongue River Rod & Gun Club and a member of the Ranchester Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a Past Pres. of the WY. Public Employees Assn. and an life member of the D.A.V. and Elks Lodge #520. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family in the mountains. He was always there to support his family.
Preceded in death by one sister Rose Bocek and one brother Jack.
WIFE - Ellen Kawulok, Sheridan
SONS - Frank Kawulok, III, Sheridan
Rudy Kawulok, Cheyenne, WY
DAUGHTER - Billie Rawlings, Sheridan
BROTHER - Walter "Ray" Kawulok, Ranchester, WY
SISTERS - Mary Wolney, Sheridan
Katherine Kukuchka, Ranchester
Anna Kettley, Sheridan
Dorothy Williams, Sheridan
Jeanette Bauder, Davenport, IA
9 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Funeral service will be 10:00am on Saturday (Oct 5th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with George Telez officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Elks Cemetery.
Memorials may benefit the Senior Citizen's Center, 211 Smith St., Sheridan, WY 82801
Colter John McCalla, 11, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Colter was born on August 17, 1991, in Gillette, Wyoming, to Mike and Diana (Richards) McCalla. He attended Meadowlark School in Sheridan, and enjoyed fishing and camping, playing soccer, and he loved to sing. He loved everyone, and always wanted to help if he could. He was very intelligent. His singing ability led to him being a member of this Children's Chorale. Colter is very much loved and very much missed.
Colter was preceded in death by his grandparents Rosalee and Charles McCalla. Survivors include his father Mike McCalla of Sheridan; his mother Diana McCalla of Sheridan; his grandparents, Sonny and Doris Richards of Sheridan; his two brothers Nick McCalla and Aaron McCalla of Sheridan; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at First United Methodist Church with The Reverend Joseph Keys officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Colter's name to Aaron and Colter McCalla Medical Memorial in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.