Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on July 8, 1998 · 11
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Casper, Wyoming
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Wednesday, July 8, 1998
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Wednesday, July 8, 1998 OBITUARIES Casper Star-Tribune .JJ3 Edwin B. Foster CASPER - Services for Edwin B. Foster, 79, will be held Sursday at 10 a.m. at Bustard neral Home with Pathfinder ldge No. 42 AF&AM offlclat- ZHe died July 6, 1998, at the (Jntral Wyoming Hospice '. IJbme in Casper. : He was born March 13, 1919, ip Casper, one of five children of Edward and Lula (Clark) Hoster. He grew up and re- otived his education In Casper. In 1938, he went to work for tSe Burlington Railroad, where IB worked until 1943. In 1940, 1ft married Nellie M. Metz. He lfljer went to work for the city qj Douglas where he worked fgr seven years. In 1950, he moved to Midwest, where he went to work fSr Amoco Production Co. (frhlch was Stanolind Oil at the t&ne). He served 30 12 years (Qth the company before retir-Iffi in June 1981. 2 After retiring, he moved bpck to Casper, where he lived until his death. He was a member of the Masonic Pathfinder Lodge No. 42 AF&AM and Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 306. t Survivors include his wife of Casper; one daughter, Sharon TJjantham of Casper; a sister, Bra Dunford of Tucson, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. r He was preceded In death 1$ his parents, three sisters, Wjiry Pappas, Wyoma Osgard aj)d Opal Hickman; and one bjpther.Willard North. 2 In lieu of flowers, memorials t the Central Wyoming Cancer "treatment Center and Hospice Urogram would be appreciated bV the family. Cremation has taken place iffider the direction of Bustard Pjjneral Home. Paul David Anselmi ROCK SPRINGS - A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for ,Paul David Anselmi, 63, will be celebrated today at 4 p.m. at "Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with Fr. ''.Thomas Millane of St. Elizabeth .'"'.Ann Seton Catholic Church in ''Tucson, Ariz., and Fr. John 'J'Savio of Holy Spirit Catholic "parishes in Rock Springs con-, .celebrating. A Parish Rosary was recited "Tuesday at the church. He died July 5, 1998, at "'Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County suddenly and unex-. pectedly of natural causes. "'' He was born Nov. 10, 1934, rt(In Rock Springs, the son of the late John B. and Lilja Malmberg Anselmi. " He attended the Abbey 'School in Canon City, Colo., '."and graduated in 1952. He at-" tended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1956 ' with a degree in business ad-(l,Itiinistration and commerce. , He married the former Pat tornsik at Sts. Cyril and 'Methodius Catholic Church on "April 19, 1959. He was an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur who owned and operated j Anselmi's Fine Cars from 1962 j to 1987. He was also involved In the car rental business, local j hotels and real estate develop-I ment. S In February 1988, he became j president and later chief exec-j utive officer of the American National Bank. As a past chairman of the i Joint Powers Water Board and J president of the Industrial Sit-! lng Council, he worked to pro- !mote responsible economic development in Sweetwater County. He was a member of Sts. i Funerals Casper'i only home-owned funeral service & Crematorium CY at Spruce 234-7123 EDWIN B. FOSTER Services for Edwin B Foster, 79. will be held Thursday at 10 a m. at Bustard Funeral Home with Pathfinder lodge No. 42 AF&AM officiating. In Heu of flowers, memorials to the Central Wyoming Cancer Treatment Center and Hospice Program would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place under the direction ot Bustard Funeral Home. $ itrimtii. (IIAIMX Funeral Homo ft ( Yr-matory 7IOK. ZmlM. 2.H44I234 rM Bustard's Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church and B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 624. He en)oyed playing poker and pan, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Survivors include his wife; son, Paul Thomas Anselmi; two daughters, Liisa Stith and her husband and Michelle Anselmi; two brothers, John M. Anselmi of Rock Springs and Donald R. Anselmi of Jackson; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded In death by his parents and two brothers, William A. Anselmi and Thomas Anselmi. Cremation has taken place at White Mountain Crematory. Memorials may be made to the St. Andrews Crippled Children's Clinic, Inc., P.O. Box 2043, Nogales, AZ, 85628-9902. Ira Junior Walton RAWLINS- A gathering of friends of Ira Junior Walton, 73, will be held today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rostad Mortuary. He died at his home July 5, 1998. He was born in Sheridan on Nov. 27, 1924, the son of Ira O. and Beulah (Bilyeu) Walton. He worked as a police officer for the city of Sheridan for 18 12 years. In 1970, he moved to Rawlins and again worked in law enforcement, employed at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. He retired in 1987 as deputy warden. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He married Bonnie Rose Vinyard on Jan. 30, 1947, in Sheridan. Survivors include his wife of Rawlins, children, David Walton and his wife of Rapid City, S.D., Gary Walton and his wife of Rawlins, Mary Kay Gonzales and her husband of Cheyenne; Laura Spilski and her husband of Rawlins and Jeffrey Walton and his friend of Rawlins; a brother, Harold of Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Gloria Sickel of Sheridan and Marcia Chalfant of Gillette; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Rostad Mortuary. Daniel J. Madia SHERIDAN - Funeral services for Daniel J. Madia, 82, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church with Fr. Bruce Clapham officiating. Vigil Service will be at Kane Funeral Home today at 7 p.m. He died July 5, 1998, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. He was born Nov. 11, 1915, to Otterino "Frank" and Concetta Amorosa Madia in Kleenburn. After graduating from Sheridan High School in 1933, he went to work for Wyoming Coal Company in Monarch. He married Jeanne Day on June 19, 1938, and after the mines closed, they moved to Sheridan, where he worked for Mullinax Concrete Service until his retirement in 1979. He was involved In Webb Wright Baseball and was honored for five decades of service to Sheridan County youth and baseball. He was appointed by Gov. Herschler to serve on the Wyoming Recreation Commission. In 1980, he was named out standing man in recreation by the Sheridan Recreation Department and received the state of Wyoming recreation achievement award in June 1988. Some of his memberships Included Eagles Lodges, Sheridan Athletic Association, Holy Name Catholic Church and the Sheridan Quarterback Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Kathryn Kobielusz and brothers. John "Chig" Madia and S.J. "Chick" Madia. Survivors include his five sons. Danny and his wife of Cave Creek, Ariz., David and his wife of Evanston, Kenny and his wife of Love land, Colo., Larry of Casper and Gary and his wife of Sheridan; two sis- O A"..,. ji u tale s Komrnm itop f 1 ters, Estherlene Patz and Rose Marie Madia; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Sheridan Athletic Association or the Webb Wright Foundation, In care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, 82801. Harrison M. Walker Jr. BUFFALO - Services for Harrison M. Walker Jr., 75, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dick Edgerton officiating. Graveside services will follow at the Willow Grove Cemetery. He died July 3, 1998, at the Johnson County Health Care Center. He was born May 14, 1923, in Sheridan, to Harrison and Mildred Walker Sr. He received his education In Spokane, Wash., and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1943. He joined the Navy and received a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Post Graduate School. He then returned to Washington and received his master's degree from the Whit-worth College in Spokane, Wash. He married Shirley Hansen on May 14, 1944, in Austin, Texas. They lived in numerous places while he worked as a naval aviator. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1969 and moved to Buffalo in 1974, where he lived until his death. He was a member of the Silver Eagles Association and the VFW in Buffalo. He loved and served his country with honor. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Walker of Buffalo and Elizabeth Walker of Alexandria, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and one brother. Milton Reay Jones RANDOLPH, Utah - Funeral services for Milton Reay Jones, 93, will be held Thursday at noon at the Randolph LDS Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Randolph Cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services. He died July 6, 1998, at his daughter's home in Bountiful, Utah. He was born Nov. 28, 1904, to John Richard Jones and Jane (Simpson) in Randolph. He married Erma E. Gheen on Sept. 24, 1928, In Randolph. Their marriage was solemnized on Oct. 2, 1934, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 1991. He was a member of the LDS Church. He loved his horses, rodeos and antiques. Survivors include his sons, Reay Boyd Jones of Kearns, Utah, Ronald D. Jones of Bountiful and William S. Jones of West Valley, Utah; two daughters, Eyvonne J. Osborn of Evanston and Jeaneen J. Page of Bountiful; a sister, Alice E. Jones of Evanston; 24 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Ellsworth, Melvin and John and sisters, Anne, Lena and Althea. Arrangements are with Crandall Funeral Home of Evanston. Lucian J. 'Cliano' Balzan GUERNSEY - Funeral Liturgy for Lucian J. "Chano" Balzan, 84, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Guernsey with Fr. Robert Cousineau as celebrant. Interment will be in the Hartville Cemetery. Vigil for the Deceased is today at 6 p.m. at the church. He died July 6, 1998, at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland. He was born March 25, 1914, In Sunrise, to Florindo and Angelina (Balzan) Balzan. who immigrated from Calveni, Italy, in 1907. He was raised and educated in Sunrise and graduated from high school there. He worked for Colorado Fuel and Iron all of his adult life and retired after nearly 50 years. He married Rose E. Balzan on May 24. 1941. In Sunrise. They made their home in Hartville until moving Into the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home In 1993. He was a member of the Hartville Fire Department, served on the Hartville Town Council, was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Dante Allegary Society. He was active in the Hartville Boothill Days and contributed many woodworking projects to the town of Hartville including the boot, Christmas tree and star, as well as many others. Survivors Include four daughters, Lena Dawson of Wheatland, Carolyn Balzan of Torrington, Marilyn Tinsley of llolley, N.Y., and Lucia Alcorn of Hay Springs, Neb.; a brother, Lendo "Butch" Balzan of Wheatland; sister, Betty Letter-man of San Ysidro, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on June 25, 1995, two brothers, Anthony "Tony" Balzan and Bruno Balzan and two sisters, Alma Balzan and Celestina Testolin. Memorials to St. Anthony Catholic Church Scholarship Fund, North Kansas St., Guernsey, 82214, would be appreciated by the family. Platte Funeral Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may call at the funeral chapel today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Agnes Marie Munkres DOUGLAS - Funeral Liturgy for Agnes Marie Munkres, 79, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Douglas with Fr. Drew Duncan as celebrant. Interment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery. Vigil for the Deceased is today at 6:30 p.m. at Converse Funeral Chapel. She died July 5, 1998, at Michael Manor after a lengthy illness with cancer. She was born May 25, 1919, in Chadron, Neb., the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Lecher) Ehlen. She was raised and educated in Chadron, where she attended and graduated from Catholic schools. She moved to Douglas in 1946 and resided there until her death. She married Clifford C. Munkres on Dec. 25, 1946, In Discover J7f if -? 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K S P K r StTMbune Douglas and they had two daughters. She was a member of St. James Catholic Churc h. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her great-grandson. Survivors include her children, Judith Eveland and her husband of Hamlin, N.Y., and Barbara Stlnson and her husband of Douglas; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on Aug. 5, 1975, one sister and two brothers. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or St. James Catholic Church, in care of Converse Funeral Chapel, Box X, Douglas, 82633, would be appreciated by the family. Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may call at the funeral home today from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Walter H. Ritthaler GILLETTE - Funeral services for Moorcroft resident Walter H. Ritthaler. 80, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Gillette, with the Rev. Nathan Brandt as officiant. Interment will be at 11:15 a.m. at the Moorcroft Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Moorcroft VFW. Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Gillette. He died July 5, 1998, peacefully at his home in Moorcroft after a yearlong struggle with cancer. He was born April 20, 1918, in Stickney, S.D., to John and Barbara (Artz) Ritthaler. When he was a month old, his mother took him on a train to Wyoming, where his father had their home waiting for them. When he was 5, he started school at the Sackett School. Having learned and spoken German at home, he needed to learn English before he was able to start his lessons. He completed the eighth grade. After his schooling, he ' worked with his father and for neighbors doing ranch labor until he was 17. He then went to work in the oil field. On Feb. 26, 1942, he was n h tn in rtT5 a whole new world i ... 800442 - 6916 ext. 608 or 266-0608. r I 1 Wyoming's Nczcs Source drafted into the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 20, 1945, after serving as a mechanic and welder for the 30th division 117 Infantry. "Z He married Doris Oelkerfon Feb. 22. 1946. in Gillette. He worked for his father-ln-law;Dn the Oelkers cattle ranch neaj Upton. In 1954, he and his brother-in-law bought the ranch and he bought out his partner in I960. He developed the Bar H Bar . Ranch and was successful raising sheep and cattle. He was preceded in death' by his wife after a long illness of cancer in 1978. He married Helen Perkins of Moorcroft on June 7, 1980. He soon retired and sold the ranch to his sons. He then moved to Moorcroft, where he spent his retirement years with his wife. The Lutheran Church was: an important part of his life. Me was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Later, he moved to the Moorcroft congregation where he was a charter member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and helped build a chapel there. He enjoyed doing woodwork, stained glass, fishing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of Moorcroft, a son, Reuben Ritthaler and his wife of Upton, two daughters, Emma Jean Montgomery and her husband of Dallas and Kenda Ann Ford and her husband of Gillette; a daughter-in-law, eight grands; children and a brother, Raymond Ritthaler of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his first wife and a son, Kenneth Walter Ritthaler. A memorial has been established to benefit either the Bethlehem Lutheran Church or the Crook County Hospice and donations may be sent in care of Wilson Funeral Home, P.Gv Box 734, Gillette, 82717. Harriette B. Kinney LANDER - A memorial service for Harriette B. Kinney, 64, will be held the beginning of August. She died July 4, 1998, at the Lander Valley Medical Center. She was born in New York on Nov. 28, 1933, the daughter of Gilbert and Helene (Cole) Ray. - Arrangements are under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home. -ej-o -4 Toi hi; Oi (.tlMMIXm &rh'tinr i

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