Obituaries

Victor E. Colnar (September 14, 1926-January 22, 2017)

The world lost a true gem of a man on January 22. Victor E. Colnar was a man of integrity and character, one who lived an honest, simple life and who gave more than he received.

Joseph Allen Sowers, 82, of Buffalo, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Advanced Care Hospital in Billings.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Charlotte L. Pollard, 85, of Sheridan, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, Wyoming. She was born April 7, 1931 in Moorcroft, Wyoming to Russell and Lulu (Schlautmann) Krause. Charlotte was raised on the Shipwheel Ranch in Moorcroft.

Jack W. Amende passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Park Place RV in Quartzsite, AZ.
Jack was born on February 17, 1942, in Sheridan, WY to William and Louise (Hanson) Amende. He married Myrtle (Hurt) Amende on September 28, 1968, in Sheridan, WY.

John "Rick" Richard Beale, III, 70, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the Sheridan Manor.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Rosemary E. Brouwer, 97, of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Sheridan Manor. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 2121 Colonial Dr., in Sheridan, with Pastor Doug Melius officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Private interment will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in Big Horn, WY.

Funeral services for Dave Rubottom, 87 year old lifetime Buffalo resident who passed away Friday afternoon at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, will be held Saturday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Dave’s nephew Brian Jarvis officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sandra Jean Destefano (Sandy), 63, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 14, 2017, following a brief illness. Sandy was born May 7, 1953, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Alfred and Elsie Destefano. She attended Sheridan schools and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1971.

Charles William Popovich, 93, of Sheridan, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Sheridan Manor. He was born in Klein, Montana on August 11, 1923 to Eli and Mary (Lebert) Popovich. Eli & Mary immigrated from Croatia and Eli worked in the coal mines of Montana, later purchasing a small farm in the area.

Janet E. Shepherd, 70, of Big Horn, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Kane Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Big Horn Community Church with Pastor Sherman Weberg officiating. A reception will follow at the church.

Maria Elena Hoeck, 91, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born October 9, 1925, to Francisco and Estefania (Diaz) Chavez in Los Angeles, CA, and she attended schools there. Maria Elena married Charles E. Thomas on July 12, 1944, after he served our country in the Marines.

Geraldine Berckmoes, 77, of Wright, WY, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Campbell County Hospital.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial services for Gregg Harris, 60 year old former Greybull, Wyoming resident, who passed away December 27th at his home in Tucson, Arizona, will be held in Tucson. A private family interment will be held next summer in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming. Gregg was the son of Sara Harris of Buffalo and the sister of Sherrill Maddox of Casper.

Bernard “Barney” Ross, 83, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Mountain View Living Center at the VA Hospital.

A memorial service will be 11 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Kane Funeral Home with Doug Goodwin officiating. A reception will follow in the Kane Reception Hall.

Memorials may be made to the VA Homeless Shelter, 1898 Fort Road, Sheridan, WY 82801.