Helen L. Powers, 74, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Sheridan Manor.
Mrs. Powers was born January 22, 1927, to Henry and Lydia (Hettinger) Lackman in Mitchell, Nebraska. She enjoyed playing cards and reading.
Mrs. Powers was preceded in death by her four brothers, Henry, Alex, Edward and Reuben Lackman. She is survived by her sister, Elsie Destefano, of Sheridan, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor William Heine officiating.
Rose V. Provnick Age 92 of Sheridan, WY
Died Saturday, February 3, 2001, in Powder River Manor, Broadus, MT
Born February 10, 1908, to Samuel & Mary Pilch
She grew up on the family homestead on Beatty Gulch where she rode horses to school with her brothers and sisters. She married John Provnick in 1928. They owned a ranch near Monarch, WY, where she lived for forty years. John died in 1959. She loved living on her ranch.
Preceded in death by two sisters Julia Chepchor and Emily Baker; four brothers Frank, Joe, Stanley and John.
BROTHERS - Walter "Bud" Pilch, Dayton, WY
Andrew "Smokey" Pilch, Sheridan
SISTER - Bernice M. Mineher, Lame Deer, MT
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
FUNERAL LITURGY WILL BE 10:00AM ON WEDNESDAY (FEB. 7TH) FROM HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH FATHER CLIFF JACOBSON OFFICIATING. CREMATION WILL FOLLOW THE SERVICE WITH INTERMENT OF CREMAINS IN SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY AT A LATER DATE. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit Holy Name Catholic Church.
L. A. "Bob" Quillen Age 78 of Sheridan, WY
Died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, in the V.A. Medical Center, Sheridan
Born March 18, 1922, in Marquette, Kansas
Parents - William & Alma (Dressler) Quillen
After attending college in Kansas, he enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served on the USS Santa Fe during WWII. Bob was commissioned a Lt. Cmdr. in 1945. During the service, he also attended Harvard Business School. After the war, he spent several years as a district supervisor for the C.R. Anthony Co. and then became a sales representative for several clothing companies traveling thoughout the West. Bob put over a million miles on his blue Mercedes. He married Gwinavere Newell Adams in Douglas, WY, in 1966 and they moved to Sheridan shortly thereafter. After his retirement, Bob volunteered countless hours for many local organizations including the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520, Salvation Army, S.C.O.R.E. and Meals On Wheels. He was a past president of the Wyoming Senior Golf Assoc. and a member of the Kalif Shrine and First Presbyterian Church. Bob was named Elk of the Year for 1992-1993 by the Sheridan Elks Lodge.
Preceded in death by his parents, four brothers (including his twin) and one sister.
WIFE - Gwin Quillen, Sheridan
STEP CHILDREN - Bob Adams, Laramie, WY
Gwin Johnston, Denver, CO
Tom Adams, Spokane, WA
Mary Apple, Rawlins, WY
BROTHER - Loren Quillen, Texas
SISTERS - Elma Hamilton, Overland Park, KS
Mildred Holm, Tulsa, OK
5 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE 2:00PM ON SATURDAY (FEB. 3RD) FROM FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WITH PASTOR DOUG MELIUS OFFICIATING. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit Elks Lodge #520, Kalif Shrine or the Senior Center, in care of Delphine Toner, 1st Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Willard N. Rasmussen Age 87 of Sheridan, WY
Died Friday, January 26, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born - April 14, 1913, in Barronet, Wisconsin, to John & Nora (Nelson) Rasmussen
He grew up and attended schools in Barronet. He began working construction with his older brother. He met Helyn Porter in Nebraska and they were married on July 3, 1938, in Vancouver, WA. He continued construction work with several companies including Peter Kiewit coming to Sheridan in 1944. Willard and his brother Clifford began their own Rasmussen Bros.
Construction Co. in 1947 which they owned and operated until 1969. In 1970, he moved to Anchorage, AK, where he owned and operated Pioneer Parts & Supply until he retired in 1976. In 1979, they moved to Couer d'Alene, ID. They spent their time traveling the U.S. and other countries. They were active in their community and their church wherever they lived. They
returned to Sheridan in 2000. Willard enjoyed hunting, fishing & flying his airplane. He got his private pilots license when he was 63 years old. Willard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Am. Assoc. of General Contractors and a past president of Soil & Water Conservation Contractors. He loved being with family and having family reunions.
Preceded in death by two great grandchildren Nora Rasmussen & Cameron Lyon.
WIFE - Helyn Rasmussen, Sheridan
SONS - Loren Rasmussen, Juneau, AK
Harlan Rasmussen, Sheridan
DAUGHTERS - Elyn Mae Lyon, Salem, OR
Jan LeIla Bauman, Rawlins, WY
BROTHERS - Clifford Rasmussen, Sheridan
Raymond Rasmussen, New York
SISTERS - Stella Brown, Cumberland, Wisconsin
Geneva Gadow, Cumberland, WI
Ila Hollander, Hendersonville, N. Carolina
9 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE 11:00AM ON TUESDAY (JAN. 30TH) FROM TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH WITH THE REV.'S RONALD NELSON AND WILBUR HOLZ OFFICIATING. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit Trinity Lutheran Church.
Lois V. Richardson Age 93 of Sheridan, WY
Died Sunday, January 14, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born September 29, 1907, in Sheridan, WY
Parents - George & Effie (Whitmire) Donaldson
She grew up and graduated high school in Sheridan. She attended the University of Wyoming. She taught school for a short time. Lois married Fred L. Richardson, Sr. in the late 1920's in Sheridan. She lived in Sheridan all her life. Mr. Richardson died in 1977. Lois spent many hours in her garden tending her flowers and enjoyed when her friends came to see them. She enjoyed crocheting, music and playing the piano. Lois loved art and painting.
Preceded in death by one son L. Ross Richardson.
SONS - Fred Richardson, Jr., Belmont, CA
Frank Richardson, Sheridan
HALF SISTER - Velma Harnish, Sheridan
13 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE 11:00AM ON FRIDAY (JAN. 19TH) FROM GRACE CHAPEL CHURCH, STORY, WY, WITH THE REV. PHILIP WILSON OFFICIATING. INTERMENT OF CREMAINS WILL BE LATER IN SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY, MASONIC SECTION. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit the Red Grade Christian Academy, in care of Delphine Toner, 1st Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Patricia R. Robinson -- Age 70 of Sheridan, WY, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Funeral service will be 10:00am on Saturday (Feb. 10th) from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Keys officiating. Interment in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Masonic #43 section. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Raymond R. Roth of Sheridan passed away on Monday, February 19, 2001 at the VA Medical Center at the age of 58.
Mr. Roth was born on December 5, 1942 in Dickinson, North Dakota to Clara Beta (Kessel) and Joseph George Roth. Raymond entered the United States Army on September 13, 1962, and served during the Vietnam era until he was discharged on September 12, 1964. On February 12, 1966, Raymond married Barbara E. Voiles at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Surviving Mr. Roth are his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Deborah Roth, of Sheridan, his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Bernadeane Roth and his granddaughter, Aeriana Roth, of Castle Rock, Colorado, his daughter and son-in-law, Karla and
Joseph Mallo, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, his sisters, Caroline Zachmeier and Jeanette Heck of Mandan, North Dakota, and his brother, James Roth, of Gillette, Wyoming.
Raymond was an avid reader who enjoyed his vast collection of all types of books including westerns, history, fiction, non-fiction and autobiographies. From his own research, he taught himself how to repair or build any structure or machine. Raymond was a farmer at heart and loved to till the garden soil and plow the snow with his tractors. He enjoyed target shooting and collecting various firearms. Raymond was also an excellent welder and even used his expertise to build conical statues.
A Rosary service will be held on Thursday evening at 7 PM at Holy Name Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be said for Raymond on Friday, February 23, 2001 with Monsignor Eugene Sullivan officiating. The American Legion Post No. 7 and the
Wyoming Army National Guard will perform military honors. Interment will follow in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Raymond’s name to the Whedon Cancer Foundation in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, PO Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Albert Schutte -- Age 85 of Sheridan, WY , died Thursday, January 25, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Memorial service will be 10:00am on Saturday (Feb. 10th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Deacon Joseph Kristufek officiating.