In Memory Of

 2017's Passings

A memorial service for Gunn "George" Pete Peterson will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Bustards Funeral Home, Casper, Wyoming. Mr. Peterson passed away peacefully August 31, 2017. He was born February 4, 1940 in Lemmon, SD., the youngest of four children born to George and Mildred Peterson. George spent much of his childhood on the family farm alongside one of his greatest influences his Uncle Harold. He joined the army in 1957 at the age of 17, and spent the better part of four years stationed in Germany. Returning from Germany he worked in mining in several states. He married Patty Plumb in Edgemont, SD., on Sept 28, 1962. After settling into life in Casper in 1968, he went on to raise four children, running his own mechanic shop for over 25 years, and pipe fitting in the off season. He was a hard worker, a laborer all of his life. Considered a jack of all trades he worked on anything and everything. Gunn loved to work. Being raised on the farm he could fix anything .Building his own shop and home was a great accomplishment to him. He had many friends, any of which he would help at a moment"s notice. George suffered a massive stroke in 1995 which left him in a walker, and later wheelchair bound. This robbed him of some of his ability to do the things he loved but he pushed on, doing what he could. He was able to recently travel back to Germany and visit the base and barracks he stayed as a teen. Gunn was very close to his family and friends, with daily phone calls and frequent trips to visit, he loved traveling to North and South Dakota. If his phone wasn't working watch out! He was an avid hunter and even drew tags for the 2017 season, He loved to watch nascar, listen to music and ride his mower. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Hellick Peterson Jr. of Lemmon and Mildred Geneva Peterson of Lemmon, a son, Brian Peterson and a daughter, Jodi Peterson, both of Casper. He is survived by his brother, Lloyd Peterson, of Custer; sister, Phyllis Miller, of Custer; sister, Evelyn Reiger, of Lemmon; son , Lonn Peterson, of Casper; daughter, Leah Brauer, of Casper; grandson Brody Peterson, of Casper; granddaughter, Tristyn Phillips, of Casper.
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. ~Leo Buscaglia 

 


James Horbelt, Age 90 of Boulder City, NV passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017. He was born on July 24, 1926 in Quincy, IL, the son of the late Roman and Julia(Goehl) Horbelt. He graduated from Notre Dame in Quincy. He joined the United States Navy in 1944 where he proudly served his country during World War II. Jim married Betty Buckner on September 11, 1948. They moved to Clayton and Mt. Sterling, Illinois where he opened a plumbing and heating business before moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1956. He worked for Frontier Plumbing & Heating for 20 years and US Engineering for 10 years before retiring to Nevada in 1986. He was an active member of the American Legion, lifetime member of the Elks Club, KC’s, Local #192 and the Cheyenne Sheriff’s Posse. Jim rode in the Cheyenne Frontier Days parades every year plus out of town parades including the Rose Bowl. Amazingly Jim lived 30 years in Illinois, 30 years in Wyoming and 30 years in Nevada. He loved spending time with his family and friends, traveling in their RV and gambling. He would tell stories, do card tricks and playing jokes on friends. Jim was preceded in death by his brother Richard Horbelt of Granite City, Illinois and sister MaryAnn Gronewold of Camp Point, Illinois and 3 Grandsons Cody Horbelt, Cory Golding and Shane Margetts. He is survived by his wife Betty of Boulder City, NV., daughters Beverly (Rick) Hoffman of Pinedale, Wyoming, Barbara Margetts, Tracey (Terry) Madden of Henderson, NV and son Tony (Judy) Horbelt of Mesa, AZ. Also included are many Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Surviving siblings include sisters Florence Grawe of Quincy, Illinois and Alta Becktell of Conroe, Texas. Jim always said “God doesn’t have room for me yet” God has now made room for him and he is at peace. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. At his request, no service will be held. A private Mass will be said in his honor in celebration of his life. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice or charities of your choice in his honor. Condolences may be sent to: 1281 Shenandoah Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

Phillip E. Brouillette Jr., 69, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the University of Utah Hospital. He was born August 26, 1947 in Hastings, NE, the son of Phillip Sr. and Tina Brouillette. He attended school in Cheyenne, WY. He married Molly Cook on November 19, 1992, in Rock Springs, WY. He was employed as a pipefitter/welder with local 192 up until his retirement. His interests included race car driving, building hot rods, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Molly Brouillette; daughters Stephanie (Jim) Lesko of Rock Springs, Lisa Cordova of Rock Springs; son Phillip Brouillette III of Rock Springs; sister Judy (Jerry) Lucas of Kansas; grandchildren Sara Layland, Rachel Hemker, Carissa Brouillette, Kim Brouillette, Avery O’Brien, and Kayden Brouillette; great-grandchildren Sydney Layland and Callen Hemker; nephews Mark (Tracy) Lucas and Jeff (Stacy) Lucas; niece Tina (James) Blaufuss. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family gathering at a later date.

Billie J. Hinkle, 87, of Cheyenne, died on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Cheyenne. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he was born on May 9, 1929 in Stockton, Missouri and had lived here since 1947. Mr. Hinkle was a master plumber for Plumbers Local #192 for 46 years and he started working for P.S. Cook at the age of 17. He was an avid antique car collector and was a AACA National Car Judge and president of Oak Spokes. He drove cars and furnished bicycles in the CFD parades. Billie coached Little League baseball and helped build DePaul Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Janis; children, William Hinkle, Ronda Heimsoth (Rick), Casey Hibbs (Terry), and Doreen Clark (Jerry); 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Billie was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Irene Lowrey; his wife, Elizabeth Hinkle; and a grandson, Bobby Dunivent. Life Commemoration services will be Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Special thanks to Dr. Meares and the staff at Life Care Center of Cheyenne for their excellent care. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Billie J. Hinkle, please visit our Tribute Store


 


 

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