Obituaries: Schnitzer, Vinson, Peyton, Hein

Terry Gene Schnitzer

Terry Gene Schnitzer passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2018 at his home in Casper, Wyoming. Terry was born in Enid, Oklahoma on August 1st, 1950 and moved to Casper, Wyoming when he was six weeks old. Terry attended Natrona County High School. He joined the Army when he was 17. He retired from the Army after 20 years of service.

Terry loved to fish and was an avid trout fisherman. He also loved classic cars; the faster, the better.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Carlyle and Doloris (Smith) Schnitzer; and his nephews, Stacy and Scotty Schnitzer.

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Terry is survived by his wife, Stephanie Schnitzer of Casper, Wyoming; daughter, Christine Schnitzer of Douglasville, Georgia; stepson, Justin Arnold; granddaughter Jada Arnold; and sister, Vicki Pavelka all of Casper, Wyoming; brother, Bill Schnitzer of Tallahassee, Florida; and nephew, David Shields of Casper, Wyoming.

Terry was a wonderful husband, father, friend and “Paw Paw.” He was always willing to lend a hand. Terry was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life was held on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper, Wyoming with Waylon Woodworth officiating.


“José” Dennis Joe Vinson

“José” Dennis Joe Vinson

Joe was born in Hamby, Texas on August 24th, 1938 to Willis Vinson and Leta Belle (Starrett) Vinson. He was the youngest and last survivor of nine children.

Joe was survived by his wife, Karla Vinson of Wyoming, his sons, Monty of Colorado, Lane of Idaho, Quinn of Nebraska and step son Keith of Wyoming.With a total of eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and an abundance of friends, Joe’s heart was always full of love.

In Joe’s adolescent years he prided himself not only in his humility but his work ethic. Beginning in 1954, he started working for Atlas Van Line, a trucking company, based out of Texas. Atlas gave Joe the opportunity to see the value and beauty of the country. After his time with Atlas, Joe moved to Colorado and pursued his profession in the oil field industry. With spending twenty-five years on the rigs Joe decided to go back to his roots of Trucking. Joe found his place and second home at Weatherford Trucking Company. Joe’s diligent efforts didn’t go unnoticed for he received several safe driving awards and logged a total of 7,600,000 miles.

Joe passed away on December 28th, 2018 in the comfort of his own home with his wife by his side, after a long fight with COPD. Services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Mountain View Baptist Church to be followed by a celebration of life with Pastor Buddy Hanson officiating.

Flowers can be delivered to the church.


Paige Allynn Peyton

Paige Allynn Peyton, 56, passed away on December 25, 2018 in Casper, WY. She was born July 27, 1962 in Casper, to Dale and Bobbie Jo Daniels, sister to brothers Terry Glen and Samuel (Chandra) Daniels. Paige graduated from NCHS in 1980. She married Douglas Esterline (1980-83) and gave birth to their first son, Douglas Esterline , followed by the birth of their second son Robert (Shiloh) Esterline. Her boys were her proudest accomplishment and the loves of her life.

Paige could be described as wild at heart. She enjoyed the outdoors and was especially fond of spending time at the lake. She was a caretaker by nature, and advocate for the underdog. Paige had a great sense of humor and an amazing laugh. She loved God and loved people. This made making friends easy. She will be remembered most for the fierce love she had for her family.

She is survived by her dad, brothers, sons, 2 granddaughters, niece, nephews, aunts, uncles and countless others.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Carson and mother, Bobbie Jo Daniels.

Services will be at 2:00 PM, January 5, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home.

She is gone too soon and will be greatly missed.


Howard Hein, 82, passed away December 30, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming. Services will be Friday, January 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint’s. A public viewing will be at Bustard’s Funeral Home January 3, 2019 from 5-7PM.