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Obituaries: Pitchford, Skansberg, Brantz

Thomas “Tommy” Allen Pitchford

Thomas “Tommy” Allen Pitchford, 53, passed away on January 18, 2019 in Bar Nunn, Wyoming. Tommy was born on July 2, 1965 in Inglewood, California.

May 5, 2015 he married Jody Provence in Casper, Wyoming.

He enjoyed spending time with family, drinking beer and eating good food, watching his granddaughters grow and making new friends. Tommy would always offer a helping hand. He also enjoyed working out. His motorcycle was his second love; he lived to ride.

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By profession he was an Industrial Radiography.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Jody Provence of Casper; son, Tyler Pitchford of Redondo Beach, CA.; his grandchildren; sisters, Michelle Pitchford Croughwell of Aqua Dulce, CA.; and Charlene Middleton of Clovis, CA.; brother, Steven Allen of Florida; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Gillis; father, Thomas Pitchford; sister, Christine Hogg and sister, Linda Allen.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home Chapel in Casper.


DuWayne “Dewey” Skansberg

DuWayne “Dewey” Skansberg of Casper passed away on January 20, 2019 after a long illness.

He died peacefully at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

Dewey was born on a farm near Benson, MN on July 29, 1933.
He served in the National Guard and was one of the “Atomic Veterans” who was marched over ground zero after a nuclear bomb exploded at a test range in Nevada.

He married Darlene Hoppe on May 17, 1958, and they had four children.

They moved to Casper in 1976. He is probably best known for his work as a substance abuse counselor in Casper. He treated hundreds of patients and touched the lives of thousands of people across Wyoming.

He is survived by his daughter, Billie Jean Stremel and her husband, Larry and their son, Eric and great-grandson, Erin of Castle Rock, Colorado; his son, Mark Skansberg and his wife, Janet and grandsons, Erik and Brian, of Littleton, Colorado; his daughter, Teresa Wiggins and her husband, Gregg and granddaughter, Amanda, of Phoenix. He also has a grandson, Anthony Skansberg, of Casper. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann Johnson of Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Darlene; a daughter, Lorrie Anne Cotton; his parents Julius and Myrtle Skansberg; sisters Lorraine, Phyllis, Deloris, Delilah, June and brother, Richard.

There will be a Celebration of his Life at the 12/24 Club at 500 S. Wolcott on Saturday, February 2 at 2:30 pm.


Paul “Buck” Brantz

Paul “Buck” Brantz 64, passed away January 16th at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Sheridan Wyoming but resided in Casper. He moved to Casper when he was young and was the owner and cook at the Red & White Cafe until 2016. He loved football, especially the Broncos, bowling and collecting sports cards.

He is survived by three siblings Kay Benbo of Sheridan, Wyoming, Steven Brantz of Sheridan, Wyoming and Linda Miller (Brantz) of Casper, Wyoming along with numerous nieces and nephews.