David Yalowizer

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David Yalowizer

David A. Yalowizer, 67, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born on October 16, 1951, to parents Henry and Shirley (Barber) Yalowizer and was raised at Decker, MT. He attended Squirrel Creek School until the 6th grade when the family moved to Hanna, WY, then to Pequot Lakes, MN where he finished high school. He moved back to Sheridan, WY with his family in 1969. In 1971 he enlisted and served in the US Army. In 1973 he married Terry White and they had a son, Joe. He later married his school sweetheart, Vicki Gardner from Minnesota.

Dave worked at Sheridan Meat Company for years and then at Safeway as a meat cutter. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for Kiewit and at Sheridan Sawmill for a short time. He then opened his own meat processing business in Ranchester and after marrying Vicki moved the business to Decker Road.

Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent several years hunting from a tent in the mountains and later adapted to a camper. He loved fishing and fished up to his last days even when his health had declined. He could not wait for spring to get in his boat.

Dave had a little dog named Missy whom he loved dearly. When you went to his house you would always find Missy in his lap (probably eating a snack).
Dave loved to have company and throughout the years you could always be assured of his supplying good food and beer. Dave had a unique sense of humor and sharp wit and loved teasing.

Dave was preceded in death by his wife Vicki and his parents. He is survived by his son Joe Yalowizer; adopted daughter Karo Hamilton; step-children Jess (Mandy), Tina and Jake Sams; brothers, Mike (Bonnie), and Matt (Sue) Yalowizer of Ranchester, sister Dorothy Hulett of Sandy, Utah, his in-laws from Minnesota - Claude Schmidt, Spark, Gail, Steve (Brenda), Scott and Terry (Stan); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dave was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Bear Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 710 2nd Ave., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104.

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