Funeral Services for Simon Iberlin, 88 year old life long Buffalo resident who passed away on December 31, 2010 at the Amie Holt Care Center, will be held Tuesday January 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo. A Rosary will be recited on Monday January 3, at 7:00 p.m. from the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 until 5:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo. Memorials in Simon’s name may be made to the Johnson County Health Care Center or the charity of your choice in care of Adams Funeral Home at 351 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834
The eldest son of Jeanne and John Iberlin, Simon was born in Buffalo, Wyoming on June 1, 1922. After graduating from Johnson County High School in 1940, he circumnavigated the globe as a sailor in the US Navy aboard the USS McCrea, a troop transport ship. For most of his life, Simon was a sheep rancher on Powder River. In addition to ranching, he served as a member of the Johnson County Hospital board and, for twelve years, as a Johnson County Commissioner. He was a director of the Wyoming Community Development Authority, the Wyoming Highway Commission, the Guaranty Federal Bank, the Wyoming Production Credit Association, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming where he served terms as recorder, vice-chairman, and chairman of the board. He was president of the Big Horn Basque Club during two North American Basque Organization (NABO) conventions. He was also a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus.
Simon is survived by his wife Dollie; his children Simone Iberlin and Dan Deliramich of Buffalo, Margo Brown and her husband David Romtvedt of Buffalo, and Mike Brown and his wife Bernae of Laramie, his grandchildren, Matthew Iberlin, Jason Iberlin, and Caitlin Romtvedt; his siblings Madeline Harriet, Mary Louise Arambel, and John Iberlin, and fourteen beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.