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Obituaries- Wolff, Curtis, Hart

Wiley Roger “Ike” Wolff, (courtesy of Bustard’s Funeral Home)

Wiley R. “Ike” Wolff

August 29, 1935 ~ January 4, 2020

Wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather Wiley R “Ike” Wolff 84 of Casper, Wyoming passed from his Earthly home to his home in Heaven on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

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Ike was born August 29, 1935 on a ranch South of Moneta, Wyoming to Charles and Bobbie Wolff. He was the youngest of 6 children. He went to school in Shoshoni, WY where he met the love of his life Norma Jean Riegert. He married Norma on March 16, 1958. Together they raised 5 sons. They moved to Casper in 1967 where he worked for Hot Springs REA. He retired in 1999 after 31 years. Ike also served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960.

Ike is proceeded in death by his son Scott, his parents, brothers Wesley and Chuck, sisters June and Gloria, and one grandchild. He is survived by his wife Norma, sons Tracy (Sonya) of Lakewood, CO, Roger (Kelly), Jeff (Dani), and Cory all of Casper, 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and his sister Carline Wilson of Green River. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boyd Ave. Baptist Church building Fund at 1930 Boyd Avenue, Casper, WY 82604. 

Services will be held  Saturday January 11, 2020, 2:00 PM at Boyd Ave. Baptist Church.


Melvin Curtis (courtesy of Bustard’s Funeral Home)

Melvin L. Curtis

February 22, 1946 ~ January 6, 2020

Melvin L. Curtis, 73 years old of Casper, Wyoming went to heaven after a courageous battle with cancer on January 6, 2020.  He was born in Wall, South Dakota to Harold and Stella Curtis.  As a boy he grew up in Milesville, SD. 

Melvin started in the oilfield in Gillette, Wyoming and lived and worked in several states. Oilfield was his life.  He retired in 2013 and spent six winters in Arizona.  He is survived by his wife, Donna Curtis, his three daughters, Lori (Brian) Mensing, Angie (Kevin) Taylor and Jolene (Rich) Hallcroft, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, two stepdaughters Karlene (Richard) Chruszch and Kim (John) Hudson, five step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren, sisters Patty (Gary) Senier, Esther (Harry) Leeper, JoAnn (Butch) Sanders, Deloris (Floyd) Luken and brother Richard (Marcia) Curtis, mother and father in law Vernon and Clara Weigel and several nieces and nephews.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Stella Curtis, brother Harold Curtis, Jr. and great-granddaughter Morgan Holland. 

Burial and celebration will be in Philip, South Dakota on May 16, 2020.

Services are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby, Funerals, Cremations, Monuments and Receptions, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY


Roland Hart, (courtesy of Bustard’s Funeral Home)

Roland William Hart

November 8, 1929 ~ January 7, 2020

Roland William Hart was born November 8, 1929, in Douglas, Wyoming, and died January 7, 2020, in Casper, Wyoming.  He lived 88 of his 90 years in Wyoming and often told his children in his later years that he would never leave Wyoming.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 1:00 PM, Highland Park Community Church, with a reception to follow and private inurnment in Douglas.

Roland graduated from Douglas High School in 1947 and the University of Wyoming in 1951.  He attended college on a full scholarship and worked at his fraternity, Acacia, to earn room and board.  He received a BS in “Petroleum Engineering” and worked in the oil fields from 1951 until November 1994.

Roland met Lois Katherine Hattell in May of 1951 and they were married in February of 1952 for 64 years, until Lois’s death. 

Roland and Lois had 4 children: Rolanda (Roe) Dodgen (Jim), California: David Hart (Becky), Cheyenne: Sharon Jaworski Geiss (Steve), Kansas: and Paul Hart (Beth), Denver.  They were blessed with 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  James Dodgen, Briell Stratton (Gerry), Simon Dodgen (Amber), Natasha Jaworski Moser (Matthew), Roland Hart Jaworski (Liza), Sophia Jaworski (deceased), Stephanie Hart (Donald) and Jeffrey Hart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Homer and Ida May Hart, a brother, Richard Hart, a sister, Helena Mueller and son, and granddaughter Sophia.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.   He was a member of the Gideon’s since 1961 and had the honor of traveling with the Gideon’s to place bibles in the Philippines.  He was an active member for 40 years at Highland Park Community Church. He was involved for several years with a ministry to inmates at the county jail where he made a lasting impact on many men.