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Obituaries: Fawcett, Erickson, Aars, Burch

William “Bill” Clark Fawcett

CASPER, Wyo. –

William “Bill” Clark Fawcett, age 56, of Casper, passed away November 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friend. Bill was born May 23, 1963 in Danbury, Connecticut to William Fawcett and Betty (Barrett) Bass. Bill worked for Verizon phone services in New York and Century Link telephone services in Casper, Wyoming. Bill enjoyed sporting clay shooting and traveling around the world – world shooting. Bill enjoyed road trips and spending time with his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Florenda Fawcett, father, William Fawcett, mother, Betty Bass, 3 brothers, Scott, Sean, and Shane and 1 sister, Lori Bass.

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Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in Bill’s memory.


Frank Edward Erickson

Frank Edward Erickson, age 91, of Muddy Gap, passed away November 14, 2019 at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper. Frank was born June 20, 1928 in Claire, Iowa to Cornet and Mary (Paulson) Erickson. He was enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Frank and his wife, Bobby, owned and operated Three Forks Muddy Gap services for many years until they retired. His greatest passion was hunting.

In addition to his parents, Frank was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Bobby, son, Stephen, and grandson, Jake Neuman. He is survived by his daughter, Mary (Jon) Said, daughter, Melodie (Pete) Reed, Mindy (Vance) Hixon, son, Robert (Robin) Erickson, 6 grandchildren, Karie (Bill) Ainscough, Katti Said, Pat Neuman, Logan (Chelsea) Hixon, Mandy Killingsworth, and Matt (Hannah) Erickson, and 9 great grandchildren; Jazmine, Kaden, Annie, Abbie, Kamptyn, Rowen, Gemma, Odin, and Aldo.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 pm until the beginning of the service starting at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 22, 2019 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Rawlins Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Muley Fanatic Foundation or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Frank’s memory.


Charles Emil Aars, of Edgerton, Wyoming, passed away on November 14, 2019, after suffering a stroke. Charles was born in Bryan, Texas, on March 1, 1956, to Houston and Vurlyn (Hodges) Aars. He grew up in San Angelo, Texas, and spent some time in the Navy in the early 1970’s. He met the love of his life, Cindy, in San Angelo, and they moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 1978, where Charles started work at the Carter Mining Company. They married on February 16, 1979, and lived in Gillette and surrounding areas until 2001, when they moved to Edgerton. He retired from Coal mining in 2006, but continued working in the oil and gas industry until he fully retired in 2018.

Charles was an avid hunter and fisherman, and most of his cherished memories involved hunting and fishing with his wife, children, brothers, and grandchildren, as well as many special friends over the years. He was well known as an expert heavy equipment operator, and could mechanic and carpenter with the best. He was well known and loved in the Edgerton and Midwest communities, and served on the Edgerton Town Council for the past three years.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughter Shelly (Philip) Jauch, of Fort Collins, Colorado; son Charles Clinton (Carol) Aars, of Spring Branch, Texas; son Christopher (Ashley) Aars, of Edgerton; and nine grandchildren. He also leaves behind one brother, Mitch (Shellie) Aars, of Douglas, Wyoming; and sister Martha (John) Rufenacht, of San Angelo, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both his parents and a brother, Houston.


Dennis Lee Burch, age 62, of Mills, passed away November 17, 2019 at Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by his family. Dennis was born February 11, 1957 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to John and Elizabeth (Brown) Burch. He attended grade school in Arizona and high school in Utah. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed playing poker and traveling to Deadwood and Riverton.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was also preceded in death by his sister, Susan, of Idaho, and brother, Michael Brown, of Kingman, Arizona. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Debbie Willis Burch, three sons, Randy (Lisa) Burch, Brett Burch, and Alan (Mandy) Rhodes, two daughters, Gypsi Rhodes and Loretta Williams, brother, Donny (Holly) Burch, and many grandchildren.

A memorial service is pending at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s charity of choice in Dennis’s memory.