Elbert Otis Zimmerschied, 94, son of Fred and Leona (Eaton) Zimmerschied, was born on April 18, 1918, at the family ranch on Cabin Creek near Carlile, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
A life-long resident of Crook County, Wyoming, Elbert spent his early years working on the family ranch, then as a hired hand for several local ranchers.
On November 27, 1943, at Broadus, Montana, Elbert married Neda Robinson. The young couple moved to their own ranch on Cabin Creek the 19th of January, 1945. There they embarked on full and happy lives in the livestock business. Elbert was privileged to lead the life of a true Wyoming rancher “My Ranch-My Rules.” There for more than six decades, Elbert enjoyed his work, his family and his community.
A charter member of the Oshoto Community Bible Church, Elbert loved the Lord and felt wonderfully blessed throughout his lifetime.
In April 2009, he moved to the Sundance Assisted Care Center where he continued to live until shortly before his death.
Elbert is survived by his four children, Robert (Janet) Zimmerschied of Buffalo, Wyoming, Barbara (Bob) Crowl of Tucson, Arizona, Carol Strong of Oshoto, Wyoming, and Clint (Linda) Zimmerschied of Tucson; six grandchildren, George (Carla) Strong, Shondah (Randall) Otwell, Ty (Hillary) Zimmerschied, Dustin (Tiffany) Zimmerschied, Jessica (Sam) Little and Sara (Ray) Acord; eleven great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Grace Zimmerschied and Julia Zimmerschied; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Neda; son-in-law, George Strong; brothers, Wilbur (Edna), Robert, George, Howard and Art; and sisters, Isabel (Tex) Davis, Freda (Roy) Shoemake and Vera Zimmerschied.
Funeral Services were Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Oshoto Community Bible Church in Oshoto with Pastor Charles E. Myers officiating. Burial followed at Moorcroft Cemetery in Moorcroft, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Oshoto Community Bible Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com