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Obituaries: Lundblade, Christian, Pekuri, Mosteller

Albert Edwin Lundblade

CASPER, Wyo. –

Albert Edwin Lundblade (Big Al) joined his creator in paradise on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the young age of 55 from a heart attack.

He was born March 31, 1965 in Denver, CO to father Lewis Lundblade and mother Nancy Jones. In 1988 Big Al met his wife, best friend and soul mate Becky Jo McQueary. This year they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

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Big Al was the proudest father ever when he and Becky were blessed with their only daughter Ashley Carol Lorraine in October 1991. Following the lead of his best friends Tom, Chrissie Rosenof and God, Big Al moved his family to Casper in the fall of 1993. Al proudly worked for Wotco-Westec Company and Wyoming Machinery Company.

He and Becky along with the Rosenof’s operated “Your First Steps” a Child’s Learning Center-Childcare and preschool for 16 years. Caring and loving many children of Casper. His most recent employment was with Baker Hughes. Big Al was a true “Jack of all trades and a master to many  … Love, Forgiveness, Patience and BIG HUGS” .. Just to name a few. He was a great teacher of many skills. Recently, he taught his wife how to winterize the camper via phone chat. One of the many skills he taught his daughter was how to service her lawn mower, how to weld, build engines and to be strong.

What a great man he was. He always found the best in people. He believed in second chances. “He was a creator of BIG ideas” He was overflowing with love and kindness. Always ready to be spontaneous and go on an adventure. Al “had a child-like way of having fun.” Always wanting to make people laugh and wanting his loved ones to be proud of him. Al’s smell of cologne would fill the house and linger on you after a great big hug.

You — Big Al will be missed.

Al loved to go camping, bicycle riding, four wheeling, fishing and motorcycle riding. The mountains were always calling his name. He loved to cook, make homemade bread, peanut butter cookies and green chili. He loved to spend time with friends and family. He loved and missed his early years of dirt track racing and the smell of racing fuel. 

Al was proud to be called a son, brother, husband, dad, uncle (Unkie),   father-in-law, Grandpa, friend and disciple of Christ. If Al was here right now he would say … “Where’s my hug?”, “Hi pretty girl” and “I love you babe”.

Al will be missed by his mother Nancy (Bill) Nation, father Lewis Lundblade and Caroline Hake. His little brother Mike, his wife Elaine, Matt and Jeromy. Becky, Ashley, Ty and Valli. Tom, Chrissie and Gladys.   Werner, Sadie, Maylin and Darbi. Brenda, Troy, Jazzy, Mayleen, Eric, Byron and Sanee. Along with two beautiful great nieces Nadia and Olivia. Several aunts, uncles, cousins and many extended family members, friends and “daycare babies”.


Vicki Christian

Vicki Christian, 60, passed away on October 20th 2020 at the Wyoming Medical Center.

Vicki was born February 7th, 1960 to Elizabeth and Ed Jones in Powell Wyoming. Vicki moved to Casper, Wy when she was 3 years old.

Vicki attended Mountain View Elementary and Dean Morgan high school. Vicki had her daughter at the age of 17, Nicole Sessom. Vicki received her GED in 1995. She touched many people’s lives in the community and she was very loving.

She will be missed by many family and friends. Vicki is survived by her daughter Nicole Sessom, Grandkids Alyssa and Justin Sessom as well as Cora Knapp. Great grandkids, Brinleighe and Kartur Dacus. She is preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth and father Ed as well as her brother Trent.


Mary Jo Pekuri

Mary Jo Pekuri: 1949 – 2020

Mary Jo Pekuri was reunited with her late husband on October 15, 2020. She was 71 years old. Mary Jo was born in Casper, Wyoming on October 15, 1949, to Christine and Joseph Dalgarno. She married the love of her life, Thomas Pekuri on January 25, 1975, and they had two sons, Joseph and Bryan.

Mary Jo was an incredibly kind and generous woman. Her entire life was devoted to her husband and two sons. After her husband Tom passed away from health complications, she was left with two boys, one and five years old. She persevered and gave her sons the best life she could. She was a wonderful and caring woman, who was generous to a fault.

As a widow and a single mother, she shared a sense of adventure with her children. She once took a spontaneous car trip with her two young sons and her mother to Venice Beach, California. With no reservations, plans, and an old Buick Riviera, their memories remain as the wharf, the sun, and the quality time spent together.

When her boys were both very young, Mary Jo purchased a cabin at Alcova Lake. In the ensuing years, her boys picked flowers, rode dirt bikes and snowmobiled in the winter. They boated, skied, knee-boarded, and certainly never engaged in any tomfoolery. She wouldn’t have had it any other way! They also shared fond memories of occasionally playing “hooky” from school, only to go out to the cabin and color, play games and watch movies.

Her family and the time she spent with them was so important to her. She cherished the memories with her grandchildren. They will so miss her smile and laugh. Her daughters-in-law know she not only raised two great men, but amazing fathers. She was so proud of them.

Mary Jo is survived by: her sons, Joseph (Rita) and Bryan (Krystal); her grandchildren Mickelle, Kaleigh, Brooklyn, Mia, Thomas, and August; her sister Sharol Adams (Gregory); brothers Bob (Jan) Dalgarno and Dave Dalgarno; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Thomas Pekuri, mother Christine Dalgarno, father Joseph Dalgarno.

Her memorial service was at Newcomer’s Funeral Home, Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., with a reception following. Internment will follow at a later date.


Billy R. Mosteller

Billy R. Mosteller: 1946 – 2020

Billy R. Mosteller, 74, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 after battling a lengthy illness. He was born on March 5, 1946 in Casper, Wyoming to Charles and Dorothy Mosteller. He grew up in Casper and graduated from Natrona County High School. He met the love of his life, Linda Kuhn and 6 months later they married. Together they had three children, Matthew, Melanie and Stacey. Billy spent most of his working years as a welder, equipment operator and truck driver, spending 27 of those years with the City of Casper.

Billy loved the mountains, hunting and fishing. He truly enjoyed spending time with friends and family, being with a group at family dinner, absorbing the time visiting with friends. Stories transported Billy to being there, and living through those times that were shared with him. He will be remembered by his family as being a practical jokester, pulling a harmless prank on his kids was right up his alley, he loved messing with people and getting them to smile.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Linda; son, Matthew (Jodie) Mosteller of Casper; daughters, Melanie (Jerod) Roumell of Morenci, AZ and Stacey Mosteller of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner, and Hunter Roumell; brothers, Charlie (Sandy) Mosteller, Pat (Debbie) Mosteller, and Kenny (Mary) Mosteller all of Casper; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Highland Cemetery.