NLJ Staff

Dec. 2, 1940–Nov. 10, 2018

Eldon “Bum” Mollenbrink, 77, of Sundance, Wyo., passed away peacefully Nov. 10, 2018, at his home. 

Bum was born Dec. 2, 1940, to John and Mary “Mae” (Dudrey) Mollenbrink in Deadwood, S.D. He was raised and attended school in Sundance, where he was a very well known athlete. 

He worked for various construction companies and he finished his working career in the coal mines, where he worked for 20-plus years. Bum loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing with his grandsons. Drinking coffee with his boys was his world. 

He never missed his grandsons’ sporting events; he was very proud of all of them. 

Survivors include his life partner, Martha Holloway of Sundance; two daughters, Tricia (Sam) Harvey of Upton, Wyo., and Amanda (Jerry) Watt of Sundance; and four grandsons, Bryant Harvey of Golden Valley, Minn., Gavin Mollenbrink, Owen Watt, and Porter Watt, all of Sundance. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Crago) Mollenbrink; three brothers, Sam, Jack, and Merritt; and a sister, Shirley.

A celebration of Bum’s life has been planned for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2–4 p.m. at the Central Office Gym (Old Elementary School) in Sundance.

Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.


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