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Dec. 19, 1926–March 1, 2024 Ida Wanner, 97, passed away peacefully in the care of hospice, at home in Lakewood, Colorado, on March 1, 2024. Ida was born Dec. 19, 1926, at Wishek, North Dakota, the daughter of Christian and Christina (Schilling) Unruh. On Nov. 16, 1947, Ida married Ferdinand (…
Oct. 30, 1978–March 20, 2024 Elizabeth Grace (Pillen) Hawley, 45, has fulfilled her required time in this world. Beth, as everybody called her, had a special gift from God to find and love children who needed someone special in their lives. She was a dedicated teacher who loved all her children…
April 3, 1936–March 18, 2024 Rena “Minnie” was born in the rock house at the Borgialli ranch to Joe and Lorena (Weaver) Borgialli, about 15 miles south of Newcastle, in the Clareton area. She attended Borgialli School, except for one year at the Lone Tree School, through the seventh grade. Then,…
June 23, 1951–March 2, 2024 Susan “Suzo” Jones, 72, passed away in her sleep at the Tucson Medical Center in-patient hospice in Tucson, Arizona, during the late evening of March 2, 2024. During her last waking hours, she had been surrounded by her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.…
July 31, 1937–March 10, 2024 Betty Joan Holwell, age 86, of Springfield, Missouri, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 10, 2024, in Maranatha Village.  She was born on July 31, 1937, in Chadron, Nebraska, to Howard and Ada Wineteer.  Betty Jo was united in marriage to the love of her…
Aug. 9, 1944–Feb. 20, 2024 Michael W. Dutcher, born Aug. 9, 1944, passed away at Weston County Health Services hospital on Feb. 20, 2024, from pneumonia and dementia complications. He is survived by his wife “Lee” and “Buddy”’ of 60 years as of Jan. 20, 2024. He is also survived by his son,…
Funeral services for Cheri A. Smith, 75, of Kennebec, South Dakota, were 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kennebec, with burial in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery at Kennebec. Visitation was Friday at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture/rosary service at St. Michael’s…
May 1, 1956–March 3, 2024   John was born on May 1, 1956, in Waukegan, Illinois, to Duane and Ann Button. He passed peacefully at home with his beloved wife, Stacey, at his side on March 3, 2024, after a long illness.   John was the oldest of four children and graduated from Carmel Catholic High…
Dec. 7, 1955–Feb. 11, 2024   Donna Berdahl, 68, passed away Feb. 11, 2024, at Weston County Health Services, in Newcastle, Wyoming.    Donna was born on Dec. 7, 1955.   Arrangements are under the care of Meridian Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S.…
Oct. 26, 1936–Feb. 16, 2024   Maria Kaiser passed away on Feb. 16, 2024.   Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, from 4-6 p.m. at Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railway Ave., Newcastle. Funeral service will be on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at Meridian Mortuary.   A full obituary will be printed…
July 5, 1940–Feb. 9, 2024   Sandy passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Weston County Health Services, after a yearlong battle with cancer, at the age of 83 years old.   Sandy was born July 5, 1940, in Rome, New York, to Dorothy and Jack Kessler. She was the oldest of eight children…
Nov. 30, 1932–Feb. 2, 2024   Veronica Teresa Marie Dolan Novak was born on Nov. 30, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, the seventh of eight children born to Lawrence and Veronica Dolan. She grew up in an Irish Catholic neighborhood in a three-story brownstone, and she attended 12 years of Catholic school…
Nov. 19, 1946–Jan. 27, 2024   Michael L. Fitzwater, 77 years old, passed on Jan. 27, 2024, from a short fight of pancreatic cancer, in Newcastle, Wyoming.   Mike was the son of Ralph and Jerry Fitzwater, born in Toledo, Ohio, on Nov. 19, 1946. Mike grew up with four sisters and six brothers. When…
Nov. 26, 1957–Jan. 31, 2024   Charles “Chuck” Richard Gordon of Spicewood, Texas, was born on Nov. 26, 1957, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Richard and Grace (Benishek) Gordon. Chuck was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Deadwood.   He passed away on Jan. 31, 2024, in Temple, Texas…
Nov. 11, 1967–Dec. 24, 2023   It’s true there are angels on earth, and God took an angel to heaven on Christmas Eve.   Dawn was born Nov. 11, 1967, to Bernard E. Bohlman and Lynn Marie (McManaman) Bohlman in Waukegan, Illinois.   Dawn was baptized in the Catholic church and attended Our Lady of…
March 14, 1939–Jan. 21, 2024   Carol Ann Wang, 84 of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away on Jan. 21, 2024.   Carol was born on March 14, 1939, to Waldron and Frances Townsend in Edgemont, South Dakota. She grew up in the oil patch near Osage, Wyoming, and graduated from Upton High School in 1957.…
Feb. 10, 1937–Jan. 7, 2024   It is with great sadness in our family, that we no longer have our dear sister, Ruth “Ruthie” M. (Shields) Norris.   Ruthie passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Casper, Wyoming, at the Life Care Center, which was her last resting place.   Ruthie was born to Orval and…
Sept. 7, 1935–Jan. 13, 2024   James “Jim” Thomas Bolding of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed peacefully at Weston County Health Services hospital in Newcastle late Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, after a sudden decline in his health. He was 88 years old.   He clasped Jesus’ hand who ushered him to heaven. He is…
Nov. 17, 1945–Dec. 23, 2023   Barry Nordell Peterson, 78, passed away on Dec. 23, 2023, in Newcastle, Wyoming.    Born on Nov. 17, 1945, in Greeley, Colorado, Barry was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and veteran who brought light and joy into the lives of those who loved him.   Barry served…
April 18, 1935–Jan. 7. 2024   Alyce Jane Knigge, age 88 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, (formerly of Newcastle, Wyoming) died Jan. 7, 2024.   The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche. Interment will take place 11 a.m. Friday at…
April 1,1939–Dec. 20, 2023   Anna Marie Dixon Collinsworth, 84, passed away peacefully at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyoming, on Dec. 20, 2023.   Anna Marie was born April 1, 1939, in Deer Lodge, Montana, to David and Catherine (Weidenfeller) Dixon.   She lived her whole life in Deer Lodge,…
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