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July 5, 1940–Feb. 9, 2024   Sandy passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Weston County Health Services, after a yearlong battle with cancer, at the age of 83 years old.   Sandy was born July 5, 1940, in Rome, New York, to Dorothy and Jack Kessler. She was the oldest of eight children…
Nov. 30, 1932–Feb. 2, 2024   Veronica Teresa Marie Dolan Novak was born on Nov. 30, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, the seventh of eight children born to Lawrence and Veronica Dolan. She grew up in an Irish Catholic neighborhood in a three-story brownstone, and she attended 12 years of Catholic school…
Nov. 19, 1946–Jan. 27, 2024   Michael L. Fitzwater, 77 years old, passed on Jan. 27, 2024, from a short fight of pancreatic cancer, in Newcastle, Wyoming.   Mike was the son of Ralph and Jerry Fitzwater, born in Toledo, Ohio, on Nov. 19, 1946. Mike grew up with four sisters and six brothers. When…
Nov. 26, 1957–Jan. 31, 2024   Charles “Chuck” Richard Gordon of Spicewood, Texas, was born on Nov. 26, 1957, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Richard and Grace (Benishek) Gordon. Chuck was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Deadwood.   He passed away on Jan. 31, 2024, in Temple, Texas…
Nov. 11, 1967–Dec. 24, 2023   It’s true there are angels on earth, and God took an angel to heaven on Christmas Eve.   Dawn was born Nov. 11, 1967, to Bernard E. Bohlman and Lynn Marie (McManaman) Bohlman in Waukegan, Illinois.   Dawn was baptized in the Catholic church and attended Our Lady of…
March 14, 1939–Jan. 21, 2024   Carol Ann Wang, 84 of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away on Jan. 21, 2024.   Carol was born on March 14, 1939, to Waldron and Frances Townsend in Edgemont, South Dakota. She grew up in the oil patch near Osage, Wyoming, and graduated from Upton High School in 1957.…
Feb. 10, 1937–Jan. 7, 2024   It is with great sadness in our family, that we no longer have our dear sister, Ruth “Ruthie” M. (Shields) Norris.   Ruthie passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Casper, Wyoming, at the Life Care Center, which was her last resting place.   Ruthie was born to Orval and…
Sept. 7, 1935–Jan. 13, 2024   James “Jim” Thomas Bolding of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed peacefully at Weston County Health Services hospital in Newcastle late Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, after a sudden decline in his health. He was 88 years old.   He clasped Jesus’ hand who ushered him to heaven. He is…
Nov. 17, 1945–Dec. 23, 2023   Barry Nordell Peterson, 78, passed away on Dec. 23, 2023, in Newcastle, Wyoming.    Born on Nov. 17, 1945, in Greeley, Colorado, Barry was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and veteran who brought light and joy into the lives of those who loved him.   Barry served…
April 18, 1935–Jan. 7. 2024   Alyce Jane Knigge, age 88 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, (formerly of Newcastle, Wyoming) died Jan. 7, 2024.   The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche. Interment will take place 11 a.m. Friday at…
April 1,1939–Dec. 20, 2023   Anna Marie Dixon Collinsworth, 84, passed away peacefully at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyoming, on Dec. 20, 2023.   Anna Marie was born April 1, 1939, in Deer Lodge, Montana, to David and Catherine (Weidenfeller) Dixon.   She lived her whole life in Deer Lodge,…
–Dec. 25, 2023   Wayne “Mac” Leeland McDougall, age 88, passed away on Dec. 25, 2023, at Weston County Manor.   He was born to Leeland and Evelyn (Lance) McDougall in Dover, Minnesota. He attended grade school in Dover, Minnesota, and graduated high school from St. Charles High School in 1953.   …
June 26, 1937–Dec. 17, 2023   Carol Stephenson, 86, of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2023, at the Weston County Manor.    Carol was born on June 26, 1937, in Lead, South Dakota. She was the third of 12 children born to Val and Gertrude (Manning) Delahoyde.    Carol met her…
LARRY DEAN BOCK July 9, 1939–Dec. 14, 2023   Larry Dean Bock, 84, Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital.   Larry Dean Bock was born July 9, 1939, in the Accord Hospital at Newcastle to Oliver C. “Sox” Bock and Marion (Johnson) Bock. He was…
FREDERICK ARNOLD CARR Feb. 15, 1935–2023   Fred was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, on Feb. 15, 1935, to his parents Leo Charles Carr and Mary Agnes Brennan Carr. He was raised in the Newcastle area and attended Newcastle schools, graduating in 1953.   Fred met his lifelong mate, Leona Faye Sorenson,…
Sept. 11, 1942–Nov. 30, 2023                Joyce was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Hudson, Colorado, to Jack and Rue (Coffey) Dowdy.  The family moved to Upton, Wyoming, in 1953. She attended school in Upton, and graduated in 1960.   After graduating, she worked for Jones Electric in Upton. After three…
Oct. 26, 1936–Nov. 1, 2023   Loretta Jean Taylor Burleson passed away peacefully from this world to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 1, 2023, at the age of 87.    Jean was the daughter of Albert B. Taylor and Caroline Marie Beckton Taylor. She was born Oct. 26, 1936, at the family ranch in…
Aug. 14, 1920–Nov. 22, 2023   Willis Martin Franz, 103, of Newcastle, Wyoming, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at Weston County Health Services.   Willis was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Mt. Lake, Minnesota, to Peter M. and Susan (Neufeld) Franz. He was the oldest of five children. The family moved to a…
March 5, 1948–Nov. 28, 2023   Linda Templeman, 75, of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away on Nov. 28, 2023, in Rapid City, South Dakota, from complications from a fall.     She was born in Sundance, Wyoming, on March 5, 1948, to Joseph and Alberta Hando. Linda had two brothers and one sister. Around…
Oct. 5, 1957–Nov. 16, 2023   Dudley Warren Dinges, age 66 of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16, 2023.   Dudley was born on Oct. 5, 1957 at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming. He attended elementary school and part of his middle school years in Wheatland,…
Dec. 17, 1948–Nov. 4, 2023   Chauncine Margaret (Green) Clausen, 74, of Albany, Oregon, passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2023. Her wishes were to be cremated and later interred at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota, where a memorial will take place next summer. A funeral…
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