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Oct. 27, 1949–Oct. 26, 2022 Charles James “Jim” McLeland, of Gillette, Wyo., passed away at age 72 on Oct. 26, 2022, at UC Health Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. Jim was born on Oct. 27, 1949, in Hot Springs, S.D. His father, Charles Murel “Mac” McLeland, and his mother, Florence Francis “...
Dec. 16, 1955–Oct. 22, 2022 Cathy Kay McMeekin was born to Russell J. and Rose E. (Cullers) McMeekin on Dec. 16, 1955, in Crawford, Neb.  She attended grade school at Kitty Moats Elementary in Osage, Wyo., then Upton High School in Upton, Wyo., graduating in 1974. She went on to attend college at...
Feb. 7, 1938–Sept. 29, 2022 Peggy Dean Morris, 84, a 42-year resident of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Sept. 29, 2022, with her family by her side. Peggy was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Wetumka, Okla., to Clyde and Ruby Rich. She had three siblings: two brothers and one sister. Peggy was married to...
Aug. 30, 1955–Sept. 29, 2022 Michael John Zeimet, 67, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Sept. 29, 2022, at Mayo in Rochester, Minn. Mike was born Aug. 30, 1955, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Michael David and Sylvia Marie (Owens) Zeimet. Mike attended grade school in Pringle, S.D., graduated from Custer...
June 6, 1942–Sept. 22, 2022 Tommy Eugene Fordyce was born June 6, 1942, in Newcastle, Wyo. He passed away in the same town he was born in, on Sept. 22, 2022, following a brief, but hard-fought battle with cancer. We are all blessed that his suffering was short and pain free. The third of five...
Nov. 22, 1950–Sept. 16, 2022 Terry Allen Shrader, 71, passed away Sept. 16, 2022, at his home in Wickenburg, Ariz. He was born Nov. 22, 1950, to Harold and Mable Shrader in Concordia, Kan. Terry enjoyed all types of mechanics, wood working, hunting, fishing and time spent with his family.  He was...
Aug. 10, 1943–Sept. 11, 2022 Rudy J. Fisher Sr. passed peacefully on Sept. 11, 2022, at The Courtyard in Colfax, Wash., surrounded by loved ones. He was 79. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Rudy was born on Aug. 10, 1943, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Latal and Mildred (Garland) Fisher....
March 5, 1953–Sept. 4, 2022 Gregory Bruggeman, 69, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away on Sept. 4, 2022, after a courageous battle with dementia. Gregory was born on March 5, 1953, to Dale and Muriel Bruggeman in Crookston, Minn. After graduating from South High in Mandan, N.D., he went on to join the...
March 11, 1934–Sept. 14, 2022 Norma Marie Reman, Newcastle, passed away Sept. 14, 2022, at Weston County Manor at the age of 88. Norma was born on March 11, 1934, in Murdo, S.D., and moved to Newcastle in 1980. Norma worked in several cafés throughout her life. In her free time Norma loved reading...
Nov. 26, 1929–Sept. 17, 2022 Edwin Harry Krell, 92, of Plankinton, S.D., passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Aurora-Brule Care & Rehabilitation Center in White Lake, S.D. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plankinton. A Committal Service with...

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