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Obituaries: Bryan, Tanner, Rieker

Norma “Lynn” Bryan

Norma “Lynn” Bryan was born in Casper Wy on January 27th, 1951 and passed away June 3rd, 2019.

Lynn was daughter to Ralph Schauss and Lorraine Elliott. Lynn has one sister Susan (John) Heid. She married her sweetheart Dan Bryan in 1972. Though she never had any children of her own she had 2 step children Becky Horkan and Bruce Bryan and many nieces and nephews that she raised and loved as her own.

Lynn had a very fulfilling life. She loved and collected Elephants and took her dream vacation to Africa to see them in the wild. She loved fishing and camping at Alcova’s Black Beach with her family and one of her favorite past times was Brookie fishing.

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Lynn had a big heart and was loved by many and would do anything for anyone. She will be missed dearly by all.
Lynn is survived by her husband Dan, Sister Susan, and step son Bruce. She is preceded in death by her mother Lorraine father Ralph and step daughter Becky.

Joanne Tanner

Joanne Tanner, 81, passed away on the 1st of June, 2019. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, June 8th, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper, Wyoming. 

Ms. Tanner was born in Hammond, Indiana, January 20th, 1938. She earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Wyoming. She worked for several years in Natrona County School District. Joanne has two children, Joseph and Anna. She also has two grandchildren, Aaron and Ciera. In her spare time she loved playing Bridge with friends, bragging about her family, gardening and taking continuing education courses through Casper College. 

Joanne will be remembered as a thoughtful and generous lady, who would stop everything to help her friends. Her wishes are that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Casper Humane Society at

Marie Elizabeth Rieker

Marie Elizabeth Rieker, age 97 of Casper, passed away June 1, 2019 at Shepherd of the Valley Health Care Center. Marie was born in Faulkton, South Dakota. She spent her youth on a farm near Faulkton, South Dakota. Marie married Harold Rieker on November 9, 1943. They lived on a farm for a few years before moving to Wyoming. 

Marie enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, bingo, gardening and square dancing. 

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Dee Elliott and Mary Etta (Smith) Rieker, her brother and sisters, her husband of 74 years Harold Rieker, daughters. Joann Williams and Linda Walker, and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her sons, Randy (Susan) Rieker, and Larry (Jayne) Rieker, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.