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Obituaries: Grimm; Stewart; Weischedel

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Ronald Dean Grimm

Ronald Dean Grimm: 1951 – 2024

Ron “Grimmy” Grimm, 72, a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend passed away April 8, 2024 peacefully at his residence in Gillette, Wyoming.

Ron was born on September 2,1951 to Robert and Dorothy Grimm of Billings, Montana. Ron grew up in Billings and was active in sports during his childhood. He graduated from Billings West High School in 1969.

Following graduation, Ron married Debbie Violett in 1971 and welcomed two children, Christina and Isaac. After starting his career in motor rewinding at Tree Electric, Ron moved to Gillette in 1980 and continued his career for the next five decades at Tree Electric, E.M.S. and Sulzer. He was a dedicated employee and hardworking man with a giving heart.

In 1998, Ron married Gina Wortman and welcomed a daughter, Delaney.

His hobbies included golf, bowling, pool, darts and vintage cars. He would always have a story to share (embellish), the winnings he acquired and how work could not run without him. He was the life of the party and a friend to everyone he met. He loved classic rock and attending rock and roll concerts over the years.

Ron was blessed with three grandchildren: Zachary Milliron, Shaelea Milliron, and Rylee Grimm.

Ron is survived by his wife, Gina Grimm; children: Christina (Randy) Milliron, Isaac (Autumn) Grimm, Delaney Grimm; and step-son, Joey Wortman-Nielsen; three grandchildren: Zachary (Megan) Milliron, Shaelea Milliron, and Rylee Grimm; siblings: Larry, Gail, Curt, Carol and Teri; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents.

Grimmy will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He truly was one of a kind

A Celebration of Life will be held at Bell Nob Golf Course Clubhouse on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.


Lillie Pearl Stewart

Lillie Pearl Stewart: 1937 – 2024

Lillie Pearl Stewart, 86, was born July 17, 1937 in Alpine, Alabama to Robert Grady and Lily Jane Mellon. She weighed only 3 pounds and the doctor said if she lived it would be a miracle.

She was the youngest of five sisters and two brothers. She passed away April 12, 2024 after battling lung cancer. Her life was filled with lots of adventures from Alabama to Montana. She was married to Vann Stewart for almost 69 years until his passing October 27, 2022. Pearl is survived by her son, Kenny (Lissa); daughter, Janet(Ben); and son, Jerry(Sherie). She has eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She had a very generous heart. Even until her death, she was thinking of others. Her greatest desire is that her friends and family know Jesus Christ as their personal savior. She spent many hours reading her bible and talking about heaven. She spoke often of Ruby Valley Baptist Church in Sheridan, Montana. Pastor Chris LaRue and his wife Susan were a big part of Pearls life. Hard work was very familiar to her. She was a very strong lady and did not complain of the pain.

In the bible, 2 Timothy 4:7 says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Even though our hearts are sad, we know that she is in heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:8 says “Absent with the body, present with the lord.” We are thankful for the years we had with her and look forward to spending eternity with her.

Celebration of life will be at Ruby Valley Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024.


Virginia B. Weischedel

Virginia B. Weischedel: 1930 – 2024

Virginia (Ginny) Weischedel, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Recluse, Wyoming on April 9, 2024. She was born April 19, 1930 to Earl and Eva Swim in Morrill, Nebraska.

She married Ted Weischedel on December 24, 1949. To this union, three children were born: Sheila, Cheryl and Daniel. Ted surveyed dams for the Bureau of Reclamation. His job required lots of moving to many states and overseas to Bangkok, Thailand from almost three years. When they moved to the ranch in Recluse in 1982, it was the longest time in one place.

Among her many hobbies were gardening, canning, sewing clothes, luggage and upholstery. Most knew she was a great artist. Sheila and Ginny researched genealogy. Her and Ted even had a diploma from Square Dance School. She loved to read Western novels and traveled 60 miles on the Cowboy State Centennial Wagon Train in 1990 to experience the past; she loved it!

She loved her family, friends and animals. She was a longstanding member of the Pleasant Hour Ladies Club of Recluse.

Ginny is preceded in death by her husband, Ted (2016); daughter, Sheila Allen (2020); parents; siblings: Charolette (Ernie) Roach, Clayton and Ralph Swim; in-laws, Raymond and Ada Weischedel; brothers-in-law: Rich (Anne) Weischedel, Jacob (Gertrude) Weischedel, Harold Weischedel; sisters-in-law: Elnora Swim, Lynn Swim, Erma (Roland) Rumph, Betty (Jack) Cotton, Carol (Irvil) Schultz.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Dan) Kotschwar of Farnam, Nebraska and son, Daniel (Anita) Weischedel of Recluse, Wyoming; brothers, Raymond (Raimie) Swim and Richard Swim; sister-in-law, Katherine Weischedel; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews; family and friends. She will be missed.

Services will be held at a later date. 

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