Obituaries

Edward Russell

Edward Russell, 62, Gillette, Wyoming, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Close of Home Hospice House in Gillette. Ed was born July 16, 1952 to Donald and Roberta (Flockhart) Russell at Miles City, Montana, where he grew up and attended…

Mary Rose Bruegger Freeman

Mary Rose was born on the Fred and Martha Bruegger Ranch, east of Lusk, Wyoming. She went to school on the ranch for three grades, then to Node School through the seventh grade. Then she finished grade school at Lusk.…

Shirley Dora (Dillavou) Nilles

Shirley, a private person, living her entire life for and in service for others, caretaker, friend, lover… Sixty-one years of marriage, I knew and loved this woman. She was quiet, but of strong will and unshakeable conviction. She believed whole-heartily…

Eugene Nyles Kipp

Eugene Nyles Kipp, 88, passed away March 27, 2015, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming, surrounded by his family. Eugene “Gene” was born June 17, 1926, to Eral and Lily Mae (Nelson) Kipp in Sioux Falls, South…

Dennis P. “Skeeter” Sestito

Dennis Sestito

Dennis P. “Skeeter” Sestito, 63, of Aladdin, Wyoming, and formerly of Ishpeming, Michigan, died March 11, 2015, at his home in Aladdin with his loving daughter and sister at his side. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 28,…

Louis A. Leitner

Louis A. Leitner

Louis A. Leitner, 88, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, died March 12, 2015, at the Spearfish Regional Hospital. He was born November 20, 1926, in Crook County, Wyoming, to Louis Sr. and Kathrine (Meyer) Leitner. He attended grade school at…

William T. Kohlbrand

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William T. “Bill” Kohlbrand, 55, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyoming. Bill was born May 23, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, to Henry E. and Louise (Neubauer) Kohlbrand. On June 23, 1983, he married…

John “Jack” McPartland

McPartland, John

John “Jack” McPartland, 88, formerly of The Villages, Florida, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at VA Black Hills Health Care System – Fort Meade, Sturgis, South Dakota. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947. Jack is…

J.D. “Jay” King

King, JD

J.D. “Jay” King was born July 10, 1927, in Seymour, Texas, to Ida Rachael and George A.D. King. He joined three older siblings, Wilburn, Lloyd and Gladys. J.D. was affectionately called “Buddy” by his Mother, was a popular boy in…

Orval Meier

Meier

Orval Meier, one of Sundance’s Native sons, went to meet the Great Spirit on March 6, 2015 at the age of 83.  He was born December 10, 1931, to Otto Stimple and Mary Pratt of Upton, Wyoming, who gave him…