NLJ Staff


Jan. 10, 1929–Dec. 27, 2020

Regarding death, Frank Pedulla always said “You don’t get to decide. The good Lord will tell you when it’s time.” The good Lord said Frank’s time was Dec. 27, 2020.

Frank Arthur Pedulla was born Jan. 10, 1929, to Carmelo and Cynthia Pedulla on the ranch northeast of Newcastle. Frank moved once in his life. He moved from the log house he was born in, to the new house that was 20 yards away. Frank was the youngest of five children.

Frank married Edna (Mike) Francis and they raised two sons, Bob and Jerry.

Frank operated the ranch and also kept busy with outside jobs. Frank worked in the timber, worked construction and did custom haying. He also operated Buckhorn Bar and Grill for several years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and trips to Deadwood, S.D., for a Lizzie burger.

Frank never met a stranger and had a kind and generous spirit. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna (Mike); son, Jerry Pedulla; brothers, Jim and Vic Pedulla; and sisters, Mary Williams and Pauline Rawhouser.

Frank is survived by his son, Bob (Marlene) Pedulla of Minatare, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Sandy Pedulla of Laramie, Wyo.; grandchildren, Kelcy (Bobby) Wiegel of Hulett, Wyo., and Cody Pedulla of Newcastle, Wyo.; great-grandchildren, Reed and Ellis Wiegel of Hulett, Wyo.; and long-term friend and companion, Nancy Eagon of Newcastle. He is also
survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held Saturday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. at Meridian Mortuary in Newcastle. Live services will be streamed on the Meridian Mortuary website.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Outdoor Dream Foundation.


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