Obituary Summary through Jan. 17

Obituary Summary

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

  • Helen Irene Brengle

    Helen Irene Brengle
    On January 5, 2022, Helen Irene Brengle passed away peacefully in her sleep at home. A celebration of her life will be held during the summer when the weather is warmer, and all her loved ones can be there. Helen was born to Roy and Blanch Smith on March 2, 1940 in Lodgepole, South Dakota where ...
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  • Clarence Rader

    Clarence Rader
    Clarence passed away in Gillette on January 6, 2022, after a battle with cancer. He was born to Henry and Ruby Rader in Newcastle, Wyoming and was raised in the Devil’s Tower area. Clarence married Lovetta (Wheelbarger) Rader in 1962 in Chillicothe, Missouri. Together they raised four children, Nyoka Teneet of Denver, CO, Ravin Frost of Chillicothe, ...
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  • George LeRoy Benton

    George LeRoy Benton
    Memorial service for George Benton will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ernie Bishop officiating. George LeRoy Benton, age 79 of Gillette, Wyoming passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.  George was born on November 23, 1942 to Thad and Alberta Benton in ...
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  • Shirley Ann Rossiter

    Shirley Ann Rossiter
    Shirley Rossiter, 64, of Gillette, died Thursday, January 13, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. Shirley Ann Rossiter was born the daughter of Charles and Shirley (Hilton) Booth in Custer, S.D.  She was raised and educated in Custer. She worked at Judy’s Cafe while in school and until it closed. In 1979 she came to Gillette, ...
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  • Casey J. Barnes

    Casey J. Barnes
    Memorial service for Casey Barnes will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Gordon Harper officiating. Casey J. Barnes age 65, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends the afternoon of Tuesday January 11, 2022, after a 3-year battle with cancer. Casey was born in ...
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  • Willis A. (Bill) Hughes

    Willis A. (Bill) Hughes
    Willis A. (Bill) Hughes, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, died January 12, 2022, at the age of 100, at The Legacy Living & Rehabilitation Center, Gillette, Wyoming. Born at his family home in Moorcroft, he is survived by his son, Douglas Bryan Hughes, daughter-in-law, Virginia “Lee” Hughes, Grandsons: Dr. Kyle (Heidi) Hughes of Arvada, Colorado, Dr. Jordan (Holly) ...
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  • Lowrance Maynard Horn

    Lowrance Maynard Horn
    Celebration of Life for Lowrance Horn will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Jericho Baptist Church 202 East 8th Street, Gillette, WY  with Pastor Doug Baker officiating; this service will be livestreamed at Prayer service will take place at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Jericho Baptist Church. Lowrance Maynard ...
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  • Melinda Sue Leddige

    Melinda Sue Leddige
    Memorial service for Melinda Leddige will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Trent Hardig officiating. Melinda Sue Leddige passed away the morning of January 9, 2022, suddenly and unexpectedly at home.  Melinda was born September 30, 1954 to Pina Geneva (Bolon) and Tex Stanford in Eugene, Oregon.  Her ...
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  • Tristen William Hutton

    Tristen William Hutton
    Tristen William Hutton passed away January 4, 2022. He was born May 9, 1999 in Gillette, Wyoming to Stacy Koloski and Charlie Hutton. Tristen spent time attending schools here in Wyoming, as well as Arizona, eventually graduating from high school in Colorado. He moved back to Gillette and attended college here. He lived his life with ...
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  • Brady Layne Herdt

    Brady Layne Herdt
    Brady Layne Herdt, son of Barry and Tawnya Herdt, passed away into the arms of the Lord on January 8, 2022 in Gillette, Wyoming. Brady was born on March 14, 1991 in Torrington Wyoming. He attended Powell Public Schools and graduated in 2009. Brady attended Northwest College and University of Wyoming. Brady was a very sensitive, ...
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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