Obituaries

Glenn Dale Fairbank passed away on New Year’s Eve, 2013. Born July 15, 1932 at the Reynold’s House in Sheridan, Wyo, Glenn was the youngest of 3 children born to Annie Krezelock Fairbank and Claude A. Fairbank. His childhood was spent on a farm on Prairie Dog Creek a few miles from Sheridan. The family struggled through hard times due to the Great Depression.

Bernie Wilson, 58, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at his residence. No services are planned at this time.

On condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Gail Richard Hill, 85, died Christmas Day, December 25, 2013 in Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Cremation has taken place and services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, January 3, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Sheridan. The Rev. Don Derryberry will officiate. Inurnment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with luncheon to follow at the church.

Funeral Services for Audry Elm, 69 year old Kaycee woman who passed away Monday afternoon at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by her family, will be held Saturday January 4th at 2:00 p.m. from the Big Horn Baptist Church in Buffalo with Reverend Carole Buckingham officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00p.m.

Glynn S. Coster, Jr., 89, of Sheridan, Wyoming, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 in The Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Coster will be laid to rest with his wife, Wilma, in the Elk's Section of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for the Coster's will be held in May. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Holkup, 60 year old Buffalo man who passed away suddenly Saturday evening at his home in Buffalo, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. A vigil service and time of sharing will be held on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. the Catholic Church.

Betty A. Laukala, 61, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, December, 26, 2013 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Services are pending at this time.

On condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Marshall “Shane” Winkler, 44, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at his residence.

Lee Stroia, 60, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 4, 1953 in Ann Arbor, MI to parents Livius and Maureen (Gartman) Stroia.

Funeral services for Ernestine Ward, 83 year old Buffalo woman who passed away suddenly Friday evening at her home in Buffalo, will be held Tuesday December 24th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Pastor Pete Friese officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m.

Graveside funeral services for Harry Filcaske, 89 year old Buffalo man who passed away December 15th at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held in Willow Grove Cemetery in June of 2014 on a date to be announced. Donations in Mr. Filcaske’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.

Mary Bernice Marshall died December 17, 2013 in her home in Sheridan, Wyoming. She was surrounded by family, and her death was beautiful, peaceful, and characteristic of the dignity with which she lived her life.

Funeral services for Judi Verplancke, 63 year old Williston, North Dakota resident who passed away Tuesday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, Wyoming, surrounded by her family, will be held on Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. from the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Sidney, Montana. Visitation will be held from the Fulkerson Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m.

Bernice Marshall, 87, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at her residence.

Gregory “Gregger” H. Silvers, 63, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.