Obituaries: Edelman, Kronschnabel, Weis, Crosby, Faunce - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Edelman, Kronschnabel, Weis, Crosby, Faunce

Brenda Edelman

CASPER, Wyo. –

Brenda Edelman
Born 08-10-1965 Denver, Co.
Died 01-25-2020 Casper , Wy.

54 years old Born to Robert Ray Aden & Emily Etta Aden.

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Preceded in death by her Twin Sister Laurie Martisch, Brother Johnny Aden, nephew Kurtis Rowland, and Father Robert Aden; Mother-in-law Barbara Edelman and Brothers-in-law Doug and Dennis Edelman.

Survived by her mother Emily Aden, her husband James (Bo) Rodger Edelman, and their son James Robert Edelman; Her daughter Amanda Raye and husband Matt Hagan; step-daughter Amanda Lynn and husband Cory Morrison, and their families. Also survived by brothers Bob Aden and Ed Aden; sisters Waneen Aden and Winnie Zeller, and their families, as well as family John and Zack Heinrich. Siblings-in-law Jerry and Jacquie Edelman; Tracy and Cindy Sutherland; Barb Damon; Don and Kym Edelman; Dale and Sandy Finney; Rod and Vickie Edelman, and their families. Her Best friend Vonnie, many more friends including a furry sidekick named Whiskey dog.

Brenda’s nickname was Breezy because she loved to be outside with the wind in her hair. She loved watching the sun rise and set all year long. She enjoyed camping on Wyoming’s lakes and mountains.

She loved music and dancing. She enjoyed cooking and crosswords, family games, and puzzles, football and plants.

Born in Denver, she lived in Colorado and Wyoming most of her life. She graduated in Cody Wyoming, class of 1983. At 23 she had her daughter Amanda Raye. Moved to Lakewood Colorado, received her AA degree and worked in human resources .

Battling Crohn’s disease turned into a work restricted disability so she moved back to Wyoming.

She was so happy with family all around her in Thermopolis and Worland. Her intention was always to bring the family together.

Ultimately, Casper is where she made her home and met the love of her life Bo and had a son James. Her husband of 20 years and her children were her pride and joy.

In January 2020 her life long battle with Chron’s was lost. She will be remembered with love.


Marge Kronschnabel

Marge Kronschnabel, a long-time resident of the Casper area, died Wednesday the 22nd of January at her home.

Born July 29, 1937 in Beach, ND, Marge was raised on a farm where she rode a horse to a one room schoolhouse. The horse was eventually sold for a prom dress. She tired of the country life and couldn’t wait to get out.

After high school she moved to Bismarck, ND and attended nursing school, for a short time. Nursing school didn’t work out as planned, as it turned out she fainted at the site of blood. Pursuing something new, Marge completed business school in Fargo and moved to Dickinson, ND where she started a job as a receptionist of KDIK TV & Radio. This proved to be one of the best decisions because it was at KDIX that she met her future husband, the DJ and weatherman, George Kay.

Marge and George married on January 4, 1958 and to this marriage two children, Lynne and Mark, were born. George’s career led the family to Casper, WY where he took a position at KTWO TV & Radio in 1966.

While George is the face everyone remembers, Marge was the driving force behind his success. She was very proud of him and his accomplishments and never missed a single broadcast. Behind the scenes, she was the glue that kept the home running, his shirts pressed, and his flat top clean cut.

Marge worked as a teacher’s aide at Prince of Peace Preschool for over 20 years, where she touched many lives. She was an active member of the church and was always ready and willing to help with anything within the congregation.

“Grandma” Kay was the ultimate family person. She was a great cook, an even better baker, and an unfailing role model to her 5 grandkids and 7 great grandkids. The grandkids and great grandkids adored Grandma Kay as much as she did them. Christmas was a favorite holiday, and Grandma Kay loved the holiday baking. She was a prolific gift giver and spent countless hours finding the perfect gift for everyone on her list.

Marge was an avid sports fan. She rarely missed an activity her grandkids and great grandkids participated in, whether it was 12 and under fast pitch softball, or a USA wrestling tournament. Many will remember her at the side of the wrestling mat proudly cheering while always wearing the button of her beloved great grandson Kagan Lenzen. Along with youth sports, Marge enjoyed following the University of Wyoming Cowboys and George Kay, the voice of the Cowboys.

When checking into cable companies, it was a must that they carry Root Sports/AT&T so Marge could follow her beloved Colorado Rockies. She watched every game, knew all the players, and questioned calls by the manager and umps from the comfort of her recliner. Her passion for the team has fostered a love for the Rockies that has been passed down to her family. Family traditions now include “Rockies Parties” for opening day, the home opener, playoff games, and many of the 162 games in between.

One of Grandma Kay’s favorite things was to be serenaded by her great grandkids to “Josie’s on a vacation far away” aka Your Love by Center Field, Charlie Blackmon’s at bat song.

Family time was cherished. Countless cruises, vacations with family to various places including Hawaii, spring training in Arizona, and visiting family in Las Vegas, Marge made the most of her 82 years. She loved her family, warm weather, and key lime pie (in that order). She leaves behind legacy that values family and fun, and the traditions she has created will be celebrated for generations to come.

Marge is proceeded in death by her mother, Lillian, father, Kyle, and siblings, Betty Jean and Buddy.

She is survived and greatly missed by her husband of 62 years, George Kronschnabel, her children, Lynne (Rob) Bath of Douglas, WY, Mark (LeeAnn) Kronschnabel of Las Vegas, NV, her sisters, Bethine Sperry and Shriely Mae Uetz both of Beach, ND, five grandchildren, Stephanie (Nick) Melchor, Courtney (Adam) Camino of Douglas, WY, Bobbi (Phil) Dickerson of Kearney, NE, Chelsea


Lynne Marie Weis

Lynne Marie Weis, 66, of Casper, passed away Thursday January 23rd, 2020.

She was born to John and Shirley Elmore, Dec. 14th, 1953 in Casper, WY.  She graduated from Natrona County High School in 1972 and continued her education at Casper College.  She married Wade Weis, her high school sweetheart, on August 4th 1973.  They lived together in Casper, WY for the rest of her life.

Lynne was the Administrative Assistant at Faith Assembly of God Church for over 30 years.  While working at the church she started a church library and oversaw the church’s food pantry.  It was her calling to stop whatever she was doing and talk with the many people who came into the church hurting and in need.  She loved the Lord with all her heart and did everything in her power to spread his love.

Lynne was an avid gardener all her life and was known for her amazing rose and tomato gardens.  She loved spending as much time as possible time with her family.  She also enjoyed cooking, embroidery, and her dogs.

Lynne is survived by her parents John and Shirley Elmore, her husband Wade Weis, her daughter Schlee Weis, her son Shawn Weis and his wife Amanda and their children Allie, Sarah, and Jack, her brother Maurice Elmore and his wife Rita, her niece Jenny Mckinney and her husband Dennis and daughter Morgan, and her nephew Matt Elmore and his wife Mica and their children Orrin and Ada.

Services will be held at Highland Park Community Church on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1:00pm. 


Robert J. “Cros” Crosby

Robert J. “Cros” Crosby was born March 12, 1956. He passed away January 21, 2020.

Cros lived in Wyoming for 30 years. He was a skilled Welder and Fabricator.

Cros enjoyed fishing and riding his Harley and volunteering many charitable hours for the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He will be remembered for his gruffy ole charm, followed by a grand smile. His favorite saying “Touchdown Kansas City” will be shouted by many at this year’s Super Bowl.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sons, Stick (Liz) and Stone (Katie); sisters, Helen and Leah Crosby; stepsons, David and Matt Potter; granddaughters, Kiera, Teagan and Rylee; and grandson, Bryce.

No formal services will be held. A viewing will be held at Bustard’s Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 29th from 1-3 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Thursday, January 30th at 2 p.m.

Services are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby, Funerals, Cremations, Monuments and Receptions, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, Wy, 82601.


Virgil Aubry Faunce

Virgil Aubry Faunce

March 1, 1930 – January 20, 2020

Virgil Faunce passed away peacefully after living 89 vibrant years filled with antics, love, and knick-knacks.

Virgil was born in Oil Hill, Kansas, to Robert Earl and Flossie Faunce and grew up in Kansas with his nine siblings. He went on to proudly serve in the US Navy from 1947 to 1951.

Virgil met his main squeeze, Elaine Hensley, in 1959 and gained an instant family of six children. He and Elaine added one more to the tribe in 1962. As if his family wasn’t large enough, Virgil always kept an open door for the neighborhood kids or anyone in need of a caring environment. Virgil’s good nature and adventurous spirit caught the attention of his companion, Sybil, with whom he spent his last years. 

He was loved and adored by everyone lucky enough to cross his path. His knack for entertaining, vast knowledge, and storytelling abilities kept the attention of young and old.            

Never afraid of a hard day’s work, Virgil spent many years as a laborer, mostly at the Glenrock Power Plant. He played as hard as he worked and spent much of his free time riding ATVs, fishing, hunting, bicycling, gardening, metal detecting, dancing, and generally making most seem lazy by comparison. Virgil’s many talents included drawing, woodworking, and sporting sleeveless plaid shirts. His legacy is an unmatched wit that he retained until the very end. 

In remembrance of Virgil, take time to enjoy the outdoors, make someone laugh, have a Busch, or take a spin around the dance floor.

Virgil will be sorely missed and is survived by his children, Don Hensley (Linda), Jay Hensley (Treva), Jim Hensley (Ruth), Rosie Eddy (Bruce), and Ken Faunce (Karen); daughter-in-law, Charlene Hensley; siblings, Carrie, Rose, and Bill; companion, Sybil Keeler; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; and numerous friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Earl and Flossie Faunce; the love of his life, Elaine Hensley; sons, Bill and Dick Hensley; siblings, Earline, Otis, Bob, Floyd, Luther, and Alexander.   

The funeral service took place at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Veterans Cemetery Chapel, with a celebration of life immediately following at the VFW, 1800 Bryan Stock Trail. 

A viewing was held at Bustard’s Funeral Home from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.    

Services are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby, Funerals, Cremations, Monuments and Receptions, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY, 82601.