Harold E. “Ted” Eutsler passed away on February 17, 2012 at the age of 85 at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services are set for March 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Adams Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made in Harold’s name to Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital in care of Adams Funeral Home at 351 N Adams Ave, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834.
Harold was born on July 1, 1926 at the Eutsler home stead northeast of Manville, Wyoming, along Lighting Creek in Niobrara, County. He attended school in Manville and worked on the family homestead until he joined the US Army in August, 1944. He served in the European Campaign during the liberation of Italy during WWII. He was Honorably Discharge in December 1946.
He met the love of his life Rose Celeste Brengarth in the summer of 1945 and they were married on January 11, 1946 in Harrison, Nebraska. He worked several jobs in Missouri before returning to Wyoming in the summer of 1947.
He was hired by The Continental Oil Company, CONOCO, in September 1947 to work in the gas plant at Lance Creek, Wyoming. He was transferred to the Meadow Creek Gas Plant in Linch, Wyoming in the summer of 1955. He worked in the Sussex Oil Field until May 1970 when he was transferred to Conoco’s Tisdale Mountain Field south west of Kaycee, Wyoming. He worked there until April 1988 when he retired to his and Celeste’s home in Buffalo, Wyoming. They moved to Wooldridge, Missouri in the fall of 1989. They relocated to Greely, Colorado in 2000 and finally settled back in Buffalo, Wyoming in 2004. Here they resided for the last eight years.
He was a member in good standing and past master in the lodge of the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Wyoming for over 50 years. He was active in the Kalif Temple, Shrine Club and performed with the Country Cousins, Go Cart Drill Team.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, four brothers, four sisters and his daughter Shirley. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Celeste, two sons, Harold J. “Jim” (Cheryl) Eutsler of Evans, Colorado and Gerald L. (Donna) Eutsler of Gillette, Wyoming, two brothers, Jim Eutsler of Osage, Wyoming and Bob Eutsler of Semi Valley, California and two sisters, Betty Truman of Rawlins, Wyoming and Billie Arnold of Torrington, Wyoming. He was surrounded by six grand children, eight great grand children.