Obituaries

James Eugene Franklin

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James Eugene Franklin, 79 of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away November 14, 2011, at the Weston County Health Care Services in Newcastle. He was born in New Haven, Wyoming, to Earl and Viola (Denniston) Franklin. James worked at the Hauber Mine…

Erika L. Grimmelmann

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Erika L. Grimmelmann, 32, of Warwick, Rhode Island, (formerly Belle Fourche, South Dakota) passed away peacefully at her home on November 3, 2011, following lengthy illnesses. Erika was born July 2, 1979, in Sioux City, Iowa.  She was the daughter…

William Reynolds Sisson

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William “Bill” Reynolds Sisson, 87 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, died Saturday, November 12, 2011, at his home in Belle Fourche, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in the ranch home of the Sisson family just into Crook…

Edna Ruth Sager 1918-2011

Edna Ruth Sager, age 93, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at her granddaughter’s home in Gillette, Wyoming. At her request cremation has taken place. Edna Sager was born June 30, 1918, in Sundance, Wyoming, the daughter of Benjamin H.…

Arnold R. Wolski Senior

Arnold R. Wolski Senior, age 98, of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of Golva, North Dakota, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheatridge. A vigil service was held Friday, October 28, 2011, at the St.…

Betty J. Gillette

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Betty J. Gillette, 85, departed this earthly realm for her anticipated heavenly home on October 22, 2011, peacefully, well tended and loved by many at Life Care Center, her home and extended family for the past nine years. She is…

Rose Rizzuto 1922-2011

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Rose Rizzuto, Grandma Rose, Aunt Rose or Rosie passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Crook County Long Term Health Care Center following a long term struggle with Alzheimer’s. Rose was 88 years old. She was born December 19,…

Roger “Soapy” Svoboda 1939-2011

Roger “Soapy” Svoboda, 71, of Banner, Wyoming, died Saturday, October 22, 2011, in Sheridan Manor, Sheridan, Wyoming. Roger was born December 23, 1939, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Dean and Mina Lee (Cooke) Svoboda. He grew up in the…

Willian August Semlek 1919-2011

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Funeral services for William August Semlek, longtime Crook County rancher, were held Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gillette, Wyoming, with Pastor Jared Tucher officiating. Interment followed at Black Hills National Cemetery. Mr. Semlek , age 92,…

Lloyd Melvin Rolf — 1921-2011

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Much beloved long time resident of Crook County, Wyoming, Lloyd Melvin Rolf, passed away peacefully in Sundance, Wyoming, October 18, 2011, at the age of 90. Lloyd was born September 21, 1921, on the family farm in Belgrade, Nebraska, to…