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Obituaries: Hileman, Hurst, Moler

William “Bill” W Hileman

William “Bill” W Hileman: January 16, 1932 to December 7, 2019 (age 87)

Bill passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 7, 2019. He was born in Missoula, Montana on January 16, 1932 to William H. and Marjorie Hileman. The Hileman family moved to Casper when Bill was in the seventh grade, and he graduated from NCHS in 1949. During his high school years he excelled in athletics. This passion for sports continued in college and the military, and lead to his many years of coaching.

He married the love of his life, Nina, in 1967. They were married for 44 years.

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Bill attended the University of Wyoming and received his Bachelor of Science in 1956. He was an outstanding college athlete, and was a member of the 1950 Skyline Champion Football Team, and the 1951 Gator Bowl Team. In 1952 he was voted top line-backer in the Skyline Conference.

He entered the United States Army in 1953, achieved the rank of First Lieutenant, and was honorably discharged in 1961. Bill continued to play football during his years of service in the military.

During his career, he taught and coached in Wheatland, Thermopolis, and Casper. He retired from NCHS in 1990. Bill was proud to be an educator, but his passion was coaching. He was inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Association in 1990. Bill remembered every student and athlete that he had the privilege of working with.

He loved his family and friends, coaching, solving math problems, and spending time at and

fixing up the cabin.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Nina; parents, William H. and Marjorie Hileman; brother, Robert; and two sons, Richard and Randy.

He is survived by his son, William T. (Deb); daughter, Joann (Perry); brother, Brock (LeVida); grandsons, William G. (Jessica); Tate (Jamie); Sean (Diann); and many great grandchildren.

No services are planned, cremation has taken place. When spring arrives he will be laid to rest next to Nina, at their cabin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s name to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.


Funeral services for Robert Lee Hurst 85 will be Friday Dec 13, 2019 at Bustards Funeral Home at 10:00 AM. 

He passed away on December 7, 2019 at home.  He was born April 19, 1934 in Virginia.  Robert moved to Casper in 1959 and fell in love with Shirley Stonking. They were married in August 1961.

He was a retired truck driver and loved to travel, camping, fishing, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. 

Survivors include two sons Danny Rieke and Joseph Rieke,; his two daughters Regina Smith and Pauline Hurst both of Casper;  grandchildren Keith Smith, Kelly Smith, Angelina Smith, and Matthew Hurst. He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley Hurst.


John Moler died peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Life Care Center in Casper, Wyoming, at the age of 95.

John was born in Holt County, Nebraska, to Vincent and Clara (Rohde) Moler on May 17, 1924.  He was the eldest boy in a family of five girls and five boys.

He went to country school until the 8th grade, leaving to help support his family.   Education, however, was very important to him. 

He served in the Army during WWII in European Theater.  He received a Purple Heart.  He was part of the Honor Guard at the Allied Four Building in Berlin, Germany until he was honorably discharged. 

He met Mary Ann Pavlicek on a blind date in Hastings, NE.  They married in Lincoln, NE, on September 22, 1947, and their union lasted 72 years.  They had two children, a son Richard, and a daughter Mary.  They have made Casper their home since August 1953.

He learned neon tube-bending at Bruce Neon in Lincoln, NE, thanks to the GI Bill.  He worked at this trade and other construction jobs throughout his career, retiring from Nix Signs in 1989.  He worked hard to provide for his family.  His kind and giving nature would have him do most anything for his family, neighbors, and friends. 

He enjoyed going elk hunting in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. 

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann; children, Richard (Carol) and Mary;

grandchildren, Brian (Dot), Kyle (Michael), and Kelsey (Mark) Pavlidis;

great-grandson, Aleks Moler; siblings, Ann Leininger (Cheyenne, WY) and Tom Moler (Pahrump, NV)

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Theresa, Marie, Harold, Neva, Agnes, Jim, and Clarence.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Wyoming Senior Services, 1831 E. 4th St, Casper, WY 82601 or the charity of your choice.