Obituaries

Leora “Blondie” Jane Wildberger (Phipps) was born on December 8, 1950 in Deadwood SD to Burton and Ruth Phipps.

Deena John, 56, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

A Visitation will be held at 9:00 am prior to the Service at 10:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Goodwin officiating . A reception will follow immediately at the Kalif Shrine.

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

John F. Price, 81, of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center. Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Champion Funeral Home.

Teresa A. Phillips, 60, of Sheridan, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Sheridan Manor. Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Champion Funeral Home.

Paul E. Brantz 64 passed away Jan 16th in Casper Wyoming. Born to Paul and Betty Brantz in 1954. Surviving siblings are Linda Miller Casper Wy. , Kay Benbo and Steven Brantz from Sheridan Wyoming. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held this spring.

Natalie Elizabeth Wright, 92, of Sheridan, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Westview Health Care Center. She was born August 21, 1926 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Ben and Georgine (Thompson) Hansen.

Cassandra “Casey” Lynne Puett, 34, of Sheridan, died at her home on Saturday, January 12, 2019 of natural causes. Casey was born on Valentine’s Day, 1984 and was adopted by her parents, Bruce and Barbara Puett on Christmas Eve, 1985. Casey’s loving spirit and grateful heart embraced her adoptive parents. Casey shared with others that she was so proud to be adopted.

Duane Verley, 61, Espanola, NM, passed away of natural causes on January 8, 2019.
Duane was born February 26, 1957 in Rawlins, WY, the son of James and Sharon Verley.

Patricia S. Hofto, 88, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2018, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

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

Carrie E. Dahl, 63, of Sheridan passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Westview Health Care Center. She was born in Bend, OR on November 26, 1955.

Lois Balkenbush (91) passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019, at the Westview Healthcare Center surrounded by loving family.

Jay Lanka, 72, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 in Ranchester, WY. He was proceeded in death by his parents Leonard and Angeline Lanka, his first wife Juanita Bloom, and his nephew, Zachary Lanka. Jay was born on October 23, 1946 in Lewellen, NE and raised in Bridgeport, NE. He attended Chadron State College prior to serving in the Navy.

Natalie Ann Miller, 58, of Sheridan passed away peacefully on December 28, 2018, at her residence in Sheridan Wyoming. Natalie was the first-born to Norman Miller and Mikell “Mickie” Miller on July 28, 1960 in Guam - Andersen AFB. Natalie moved from Guam to Mississippi where her brother, Andrew Miller and sister, Julie (Miller) Way were born.

Dale William Hamilton was born on March 13, 1958 in South Dakota. He peacefully passed away at his home on January 8, 2019, at age 60, in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Frank F. Johnson, 75, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, at Sheridan Manor, surrounded by his loving family. Though he was born in Utah, to Jesse F. and Geneva Dwyer Johnson, and spent his early childhood there, he considered Sheridan to be his home, and was always happy to return here.