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Obituaries: LaDuke, Harris, Prill

Daryl Lynn LaDuke

CASPER, Wyo. –

Daryl Lynn LaDuke of Raleigh, NC, died peacefully after a long illness at home on March 25, 2020.

A private memorial service will be held at the family ranch at a future date.

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Daryl was born in Mandan, ND, to Earl and Bernice LaDuke on November 3, 1949.  Daryl attended Minot State College and Kansas City Airline School.  Daryl met and married his wife of 47 years, Susan Burford, while working for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC.

Daryl moved his family to Casper, WY, in 1986, where he opened his own business, LaDuke Distributing, selling buffalo sausage and jerky, and eventually selling hot water parts washers to the mining industry in seven states. He loved hunting and shooting guns, poker and other card games. He always smelled good due to his extensive cologne collection, his hair always had to be perfect or his cap had to match his outfit just right. He was very outgoing and could talk to anyone. He loved telling stories whether they were factual or not. He had a contagious laugh. Above all, he loved to hug his family. 

Daryl was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donovan LaDuke.  He is survived by his wife, Susan; his sister, Debra LaDuke of Jamestown, ND; his brother, Delvin LaDuke of Shields, ND; his sons, Chad and Becky (Royston) LaDuke of Casper, WY and Grant and Jacque (Daugherty) LaDuke of Missouri City, TX; and his four grandchildren, Breanne, Neomi, Graham, and Roman; and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to River of Life Church, Raleigh, NC; go to the church website: riverofliferaleigh.com and simply click on Paypal to donate to the building fund.


Richard Harris: Born 8/28/62, passed away on 3/27/2020 at his home.

He loved to play his piano and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He leaves behind five children, four girls and one son, five sisters and three brothers. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren. We will truly miss you.


Peggy Lynn Sturdevant Prill, of Palmer, Alaska, died Sunday March 22, 2020, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Peggy was born May 19, 1947 to Audra J and Minnie F Sturdevant.  She grew up in the Sheridan area.  She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1965.  She married her high school sweetheart David (Skip) Prill on New Year’s Eve 1966.  They were married for 53 years.  Peggy loved camping and fishing with her family and spent a lot of time on the Bighorn Mountains.  She also enjoyed the races at the Sheridan Raceway.

Peggy worked as an aide at Eventide for a couple years while her husband served in Vietnam.  She also worked as a secretary for the family business for many years.  Peggy moved to Alaska with her husband and two children in 1980, where she lived for 40 years.  

Peggy enjoyed sewing and many crafts.  She learned to bead from an Athabascan native.  This became her passion.  She won Grand Champion and first place for her beadwork that she entered in the Alaska State Fair.  One of her favorite things was beading with her friends and teaching her three granddaughters how to bead as well.  

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and sister Dodie Carstensen.  She is survived by her husband David (Skip) Prill, of Alaska;  Daughter Tina L. Prill, of Casper, WY;  Son Tracy L. Prill (Gina) of Las Vegas, NV; Grandchildren Brittany N. Crowther (Collin) of Saco, ME, Lacey R. DeBusk (Parker), of Casper, WY, and  Heather J. Devoe, of Casper, WY; and  Great grandchildren Peyton N. Prill and Oliver M. Crowther. She is also survived by her siblings Larry Robertson (Shirley), Sydney, Australia; Jim Sturdevant (Debra), Sheridan, WY; Ruth Graham, Tooele, UT; and Beverly Jackson (Gale Zeke), Casper, WY; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Peggy will be laid to rest at the family plot in Sheridan.  No services are planned at this time per her request.