Obituary Summary for the Week of Jan. 4

Obituaries | Gillette, Wyoming

To honor the memories of our loved ones who have passed on, County 17 offers free obituary services to the community. Recent passings include:

  • Willie Casper Holzer

    January 8, 2021Willie Casper Holzer
    Willie Casper Holzer, 90, passed away on January 3, 2021 at his home in Gillette, WY of natural causes. Willie was born on October 21, 1930 to John Sr. and Johana (Mastel) Holzer in Trail City, South Dakota. He was raised by Kathline (Mastel) Holzer. Willie grew up in a large family of 15 siblings. ...
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  • Michael “Mike” Olson

    January 7, 2021Michael "Mike" Olson
    Michael “Mike” Olson, 73, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on January 4, 2021, after losing his battle with lung cancer. Mike was born to Toralv and Eileen in Brainerd, Minnesota. From there, the family moved to Montana where Mike spent his childhood and graduated high school. Mike then served in the Marines from 1967-1970 where he ...
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  • Catherine “Cathy” Larene Burge Harper

    January 5, 2021Catherine "Cathy" Larene Burge Harper
    Catherine (Cathy) Larene Burge Harper, 80, while listening to her husband quietly singing, took the hand of Jesus and strolled with Him into the presence of her Heavenly Father at 5:15am, Sunday, January 3, 2021 following a ten-day battle with Covid-19. Cathy was born on May 29, 1940 to Leland and Crystal (Edson) Burge in ...
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  • John “Gino” Joseph Adamczyk

    January 4, 2021John "Gino" Joseph Adamczyk
    John “Gino” Joseph Adamczyk passed away on December 30, 2020, in Billings, Montana after a brief illness. Gino was born in Italy in 1958 and came to America when he was 3 years old. Gino was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved to travel and always took the long way when he did. He wanted ...
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We know that it is difficult to sum the life of a loved one into a few short paragraphs and, in consideration of this difficulty and the desire to pay tribute to those who pass, it is our pleasure to accept submissions of any reasonable length. County 17 obits can also include up to five (5) high-resolution photos that can be sent to