Obits

Sept. 18, 1951–Dec. 1, 2018 Steve was born Sept. 18, 1951, in Mobridge, S.D., to Arnold “Arnie” and Joan (Simon) Lesmeister. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a hobby photographer, loved gardening, and worked as a crude oil hauler for a large part of his life. He retired in...
Dec. 2, 1940–Nov. 10, 2018 Eldon “Bum” Mollenbrink, 77, of Sundance, Wyo., passed away peacefully Nov. 10, 2018, at his home.  Bum was born Dec. 2, 1940, to John and Mary “Mae” (Dudrey) Mollenbrink in Deadwood, S.D. He was raised and attended school in Sundance, where he was a very well known...
Nov. 1, 1937–Nov. 1, 2018 Robert Murray McKenzie passed away peacefully at Close To Home Hospice House in Gillette, Wyo., on Nov. 1, 2018, at the age of 81 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.   Murray was born on Nov. 1, 1937 in Brandon, Manitoba, to Robert and Annie (Houston...
May 10, 1936–Oct. 31, 2018 Shirley Joan Bogner, age 82, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away on Oct. 31, 2018, at the Seven Sister Living Center in Hot Springs. Shirley was born on May 10, 1936, in Hot Springs to Gail and Viola (Rasmussen) Thompson. Shirley was involved in a number of organizations...
July 6, 1921–Oct. 25, 2018 Funeral Mass for longtime Weston County resident Evelyn Carr, 97, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Casper, Wyo., with Father Gary Ruzicka as celebrant.  A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Newcastle, Wyo., on...
Dec. 31, 1961–Oct. 8, 2018 A Celebration of Life for Darren Bench will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at The Church on the Hill, 301 Delaware Ave., in Newcastle, Wyo.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sweet Country Angels Cat Rescue via the account at Pinnacle Bank, or to Salt...
Nov. 4, 1949–Oct. 18, 2018 Les Marty, 68, of Newcastle, Wyo., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Ft. Meade in Sturgis, S.D., after complications from a stroke. He was born on Nov. 4, 1949, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Henry “Ed” and Grace (Standen) Marty. Les graduated...
Aug. 20, 1932–Oct. 12, 2018 Gloria D. Beastrom, 86, of Pierre, S.D., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Isburg Funeral Chapel, Pierre. Funeral services will be Oct. 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Highmore, S.D...
Candis Irene Meyers, 57, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away at home surrounded by her family on Oct. 10, 2018. Candis was born Sept. 16, 1961, in Ridley Park, Pa. Candis lived in Newcastle for 23 years. She was the daughter of Robert and Thelma Danks. She is preceded in death by her longtime soul mate...
Jan. 29, 1934–Sept. 22, 2018 Esther Garhart Moore, born Jan. 29, 1934, passed away Sept. 22, 2018, in Newcastle, Wyo.  Esther was born in Lusk, Wyo., and grew up in the country near Lance Creek, Wyo. She met her husband to be, Raymond Moore, in Lance Creek. They married Nov. 16, 1949. Added to this...

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