Bret Richendifer

Funeral services for Bret Richendifer of Moorcroft will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Moorcroft Elementary School gymnasium, with Pastor Donavon Voigt of First Presbyterian Church of Moorcroft. Interment will follow in the Moorcroft Cemetery, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #42.

Bret Elwyn Richendifer, age 44, went home to be with his Lord on July 6, 2012, in Billings, Montana, after a long courageous battle with lung cancer.

Bret was born on March 3, 1968, to Kenneth and Linda (Burney) Richendifer in Douglas, Wyoming. He graduated from Campbell County High School in 1986. Following graduation, Bret served in the Army for three years. In 1990 Bret began his 22 year career with Buckley Powder where he was a branch manager at the time of his death.

On June 13, 1992, Bret married the love of his life Darlene Kaehne. They were married for 20 years. Their daughters, Amanda and Brittany became the center of their life. Bret was a true cowboy and rancher; he loved to hunt, fish, and rodeo and follow his daughters in their various activities.

Bret is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughters, Amanda and Brittany of Moorcroft; his mother and stepfather, Linda and Rick Lake of Rozet, Wyoming; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Linda Richendifer of Kinnear, Wyoming; brother, Troy (Laura) Lake of Douglas; sisters, Kari (Jack) Pownall, Tina (Don) Hullinger, Lori (Marvin) Nail, all of Gillette; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Bret was preceded in death by his grandparents Elwyn and Jessie Richendifer and Joe and MaryLee Burney.

Condolences can be sent in Bret’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716 or via the internet at