Obituaries: Pivik, Miller, Crater

Robby Lee Pivik

Robby Lee Pivik, age 50, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper Wyoming. Robby was born December 14, 1968 in Laramie Wyoming to Daryl and Kathie Pivik (Niederer). Robby graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1987.

He pursued college at the Pheonix Institute of Technology in Arizona. While there he fell in love with landscaping and went into business as a landscape artist. After several years of running his business Robby began to drive trucks for Halliburton, Swift, and Sinclair. His love of the world around him inspired him everyplace he traveled. For over seven years he battling cancer and passed quietly surrounded by friends and family.

Robby enjoyed camping, boating, and fishing with friends and family. He enjoyed going to concerts particularly Iron Maiden and collecting memorabilia. His favorite activity was spending time with his daughter and grandson. Robby enjoyed every opportunity to serve others and often took cookies and donuts to fellow cancer suffers.

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Robby Pivik is preceded in death by his father: Daryl Pivik, brother: Scott Pivik, grandparents, and other family members. 

Robby Pivik is survived by his mother: Kathie Pivik of Evansville, daughter: Brittany Petrov of Casper, grandson: Aidan Gomez of Casper, son: Tyler Phillips of Casper, sisters: Katrina Pivik of Colorado, Desiree Linnell of Billings, brothers: James Pivik of Colorado, Chad Pivik of Casper, Shane Pivik of Rawlins, many nieces and nephews, and various special friends: Cleora Sorenson of Casper, Sonia Dalby of Casper, Danelle Smylie of Colorado, including many others.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home Chapel in Casper.


Donna Lee Miller

Donna Lee Miller, age 68, of Casper, passed away May 27, 2019 at her home. Donna was born July 24, 1950 in Gary, Indiana to Donald and Lois (Cottell) Miller. Donna was an avid quilter, knitter, and crocheter. She was a lover of the outdoors. She enjoyed collecting photos of her family. Her family was her life. She was loved by many. 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Barney Miller. She is survived by her daughter, Ronnda Ann Shire, daughter, Corie Campbell, two step-daughters, Alice Bauerbach and Cindy Rahner, 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister, Nancy Fritche, and brother, Donald Miller Jr, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Private services will be held by the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral cost at https://www.gofundme.com/donna-miller-funeral-fund


Sylvia Lillian Crater

Sylvia Lillian Crater, age 89, of Casper, Wyoming passed away May 29, 2019 at Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Sylvia was born July 9, 1929 in Newcastle, Wyoming to Joseph and Marie (Mynar) Potmesil. She was the youngest of ten children born. She was a homemaker her entire life, focusing on her family. Her hobbies were building and putting together miniatures and attending card clubs. She loved to collect dolls and loved being a mother, grandmother and friend to many. Sylvia was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Edward C. Johnson, second husband, Barry V. Crater, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings- seven brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her son, Michael E. Johnson, daughter, Linda L. (Paul) Steffey, twin daughters, Donis (Russel) West and Diane (Robert) Rossin, son, Vince E. Crater, 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren, and her loyal grand dog, Nellie. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Highland Cemetery in Casper.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to American Lung Association, St. Jude’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.