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Obituaries: Hoeppner, Martinez

Robert (Bob) Dean Hoeppner

Robert (Bob) Dean Hoeppner 89, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday September 3, 2019. He was born November 30, 1929 at home on the farm to Herman (Dick) Hoeppner and June (Brubaker) Hoeppner. He married the love of his life Dorothea Jean (Rolland) Hoeppner December 17 1949. They had 5 children, Kathryn (Steve) Straight of Gillette WY, Kristina (Tony) Delgado of Casper WY, Karen (Rich) Hoeppner of Calico Rock AR, Robert (Mary) Hoeppner of Cheyenne WY, and Kari (Tim) Mitchell of Casper WY.

He is survived by his wife Dottie, the five children, his brother Rich (Judy) Hoeppner of Maui HI., 9 grandkids, and 15 great grandkids.

He was proceeded in death by his brother, Donald (Arlene) Hoeppner, sister Wilhelmina (Kenneth) Schunning, and his parents Herman and June Hoeppner.

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Through the years bob had several service stations in town, CY & Poplar Standard and Texaco and 12th and Beverly Texaco. He thoroughly enjoyed all of his customers when he ran out to greet them with his always smiling face.

Bob worked for the CNW Railroad 41 years and now has 3 of his children who carried on that tradition.

Bob loved his family above all else but fishing was right up there in the favorite category. He, his son bob and son in laws had grand adventures in the Big Horns and Pinedale catching as many as they could. Betting on the first and biggest fish caught. He was an avid hunter and guide for most of his years in Wyoming. After his retirement from the railroad he took up golfing with his wife, kids and neighbors. He worked for Don Conger doing all sorts of construction. He loved haying and all that had to do with the farms and ranches.

He was a stickler for a clean car and was always washing them in the driveway when he wasn’t mowing, shoveling or cleaning gutters for the neighbors. He made homemade ice cream that is yet to be matched, for birthdays and special occasions at home and at Saint Anthony Senior Apartments where he and Dottie picked up papers and other recyclables each week for 26 years. Bob and Dottie travel extensively durning the 70 years they were together all over the world and loved every place they went.

He loved his squirrels and birds which he fed and watch daily from his kitchen chair. 

He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends of which he never met a stranger.

Services will be held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Casper 11AM Monday September 9, 2019.  Viewing will take place Sunday September 8, 2019 at Newcomer Casper Chapel between 5-7 PM.


Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez, 77, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home in Casper surrounded by his loving family. 

Mel was the first of nine children, born to Federico and Juanita Martinez. He married Eva Mata on May 26, 1960. Together they have five children, Cesar, Sylvia, Manuel, Jr., Lorena and Oscar. The children with their spouses have provided the gift of fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

Mel’s time revolved around his family who he truly loved and cared about. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Lorena Martinez, and granddaughter, Nubia.

Mel will be missed by all of his family and friends.

A Visitation was held from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Newcomer Casper Chapel. A Memorial Service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Funeral Home.