Obituaries: Haynes, Gregorich, Olson

Angela (Angie) Mae Haynes

Angela (Angie) Mae Haynes, 48, passed away November 12th, 2018 at the Kloefkorn Hospice Home in Casper, WY after a long battle with breast cancer.

Angie was born in Chamberlain, SD on January 21st, 1970 to Marc and Diane (Heinrich) Haynes. She moved to Upton, WY with her family in 1975. There she attended school and graduated in 1988. In 1989, Angie gave birth to a healthy son, choosing the loving option of adoption. She lived in Oregon for many years, working in customer service and retail, until 2011 when she moved back to Upton and the surrounding areas of Rapid City, SD and Casper, WY to be closer to family.

Angie lived a full life through simple pleasures. She developed a love for wine while living in Oregon’s wine country, and she loved reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She loved animals, especially her dear cat Topaz, who was her constant companion. Angie had a quick wit and a strong will. When challenged, she rose to defend her passions and beliefs in every aspect of her life. After returning to her Catholic faith in 2012, she became an active and passionate member of the pro-life movement, particularly through the National LIFE Runners Organization when she moved to Rapid City, SD. Although she was a quiet and private individual, she touched the hearts and lives of many people through her pro-life ministry. For her constant service and witness, she was selected as the 2018 LIFE Runners Lady of the Year out of 6,000 lady teammates in 35 nations. She was presented with her plaque shortly before she passed away, an honor that filled her with joy and a deep sense of accomplishment.

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Angie spent her last days surrounded by the family she loved so much, spending that time praying, listening to music, and reminiscing. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend who will be missed.

Angie is survived by her mother Diane; siblings Marnie (Randy) Hall of Casper, WY, Lexie (Brian)Yarrington of Thermopolis, WY, Nicole (Daryl) Blakeman of Rapid City, SD, Mitchell (Katie) Haynes of Upton, WY, Michael (Amy) Haynes of Fort Collins, CO, Daneil (Travis) Cundall of Casper, WY and Ashley (Brandon) Sprigler of Casper, WY. She is also survived by 14 nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her father Marc and her grandparents.

An open visitation for Angie will be held Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 5PM-7PM, followed by Rosary at Bustards Funeral Home (600 CY Ave, Casper, WY). Her funeral services will be held on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 10:30AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (1401 CY Ave, Casper WY), followed by lunch in the church basement. Burial will be on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery in Upton, WY (1434 2nd St, Upton, WY), followed by a prayer service and lunch at St. Anthonys Catholic Church (610 Juniper St, Upton, WY).


William “Bill” Gregorich, 77 of Casper, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Wyoming Medical Center.

A Visitation will be held at the Newcomer Casper Chapel on Tuesday, November 20 beginning at 5:00 p.m. until the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be held privately at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.

He served in the United States Army.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Casper Humane Society.


Michael “Mike” D. Olson

Michael “Mike” D. Olson died peacefully in his home on 5 November 2018 in Casper, WY at the age of 77.

Mike is survived by his wife, Suzanne; children, Mike (Amber), Kirsten (Kasey), and Reid; grandchildren India, Soren, Ella, and Aria, all of Casper, WY. He is also survived by his brother, Richard “Dick” Olson of Black River Falls, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Gladys Olson, and his sisters, Mary and Carol.

Mike was born in 1941 in Black River Falls, WI and grew up on a dairy farm. He spent his life in service to his country, first in the Marine Corps, then as a game warden in WI where he met and married his beloved wife, Sue, in 1967. Mike went on to a career with the US government, which allowed him to travel the world with his family, one of his greatest passions. His engaging, spirited personality and great sense of humor made him easy to connect with, and his interest in and love of people and their stories marked him as a true and loyal friend. He will be profoundly missed by those who knew him.

A funeral, with full military honors, was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, 12 November 2018, at the Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a veteran’s charity of your choice.