Obituaries: Seidl, Potter, Dame, Ludeman, Aeschliman - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Seidl, Potter, Dame, Ludeman, Aeschliman

Philip L. Seidl

CASPER, Wyo. –

Philip L. Seidl: 1959 – 2020

What a beautiful difference a single life made.

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It is with profound sadness and a broken heart that I bring to you news of the passing of my life partner and friend, my husband, Phil. Philip Lee Seidl was born on March 28, 1959 in Manitowoc, WI. He passed, age 61, on December 16, 2020 at home in Mills, WY – six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Phil was a proud grandpa, talented woodworker, enthusiastic model railroader, and all-around good guy. There just aren’t enough words to describe what he meant to his family.

He is survived by his bride of almost 43 years, Meredith; his children – Emily (Chris) George and Logan; Jonathan (Kristine) Seidl and Sheyenne; and Tristan (Christy) Seidl, Kyra and Evan. He is also survived by his good friends, John Suppon “Train Boy East,” and Don Quick; his hiking buddy, Tel; and a large extended family.

Phil, together we had the time of our lives! I will love you forever. Until we meet again, safe journey.


Glen Roy Potter

Glen Roy Potter: 1959 – 2020

Glen R. Potter, 61, of Riverton, Wyoming passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. He was born March 15, 1959 in Durango, Colorado.

He proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1977 until 1982. He was blessed with two daughters, Peaches Marie and Miranda Jo. In 1985 he suffered a serious brain injury, but he was always strong. He never let his injury get him down. He enjoyed time with his family, hunting, fishing, his sweets, bacon and coffee.

He is survived by his two daughters, Peaches Davis and Miranda (Caleb) Clark; his brothers, Lyle (Joni) Potter and Harry (Donna) Potter, Jr.; and also his grandchildren, Tori Davis, Trace Davis, Toni Clark, Ryann Clark and Morgan Clark. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Melva K. Potter; his sister, Jean Marie England; and his nephew, Lynn Michael Potter.

A short service will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, 80 Veteran’s Road, Evansville, Wyoming.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Hunting With Heroes Wyoming at www.huntingwithheroes.org

A celebration of Glen’s life service will be held this summer.


Carolyn Hooper Dame

Carolyn Hooper Dame: 1925 – 2020

Carolyn Hooper Dame, Casper native and lifetime resident, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. Born January 1, 1925 to Clayburn and Emma Hooper, she attended McKinley School and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1943 in the midst of World War II. She worked in the medical laboratory at Memorial Hospital before becoming a dental assistant. A family friend, Ray D. Dame Jr., worked in the same building as a pharmacist and they became inseparable. They were married in 1950 and celebrated 56 years before his passing in 2006.

After retiring and selling their drug stores in Casper, they traveled often and entertained family and friends on the boat they summered at Yellowstone Lake. Carolyn’s favorite trip was a flight aboard the Concorde to England. She was a gracious hostess and spent much of her free time with life-long friends. She was also a wonderful cook and bonded with her daughter and granddaughter in the kitchen preparing formal meals and baking treats. She especially loved being in nature, gardening, and documenting her many adventures with Ray through photography.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Leora V. Miles, Robert C. Hooper, and James E. Hooper. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Steve) Sharon; granddaughter, Bridget Sharon; a nephew; and a niece.

A private memorial and celebration of life will be held for Carolyn at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in her honor to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions or the Casper Humane Society.


Ivan L. Ludeman: 1930 – 2020

Thursday December 17, 2020 Ivan Leon Ludeman passed away at the age of 90 due to causes incident of age.

Ivan was born on January 17, 1930 in Miller, Nebraska to Joe Henry and Ida Irene (Cole) Ludeman.

He spent his childhood enjoying the company of his 8 siblings in Nebraska and Wyoming.

He married Marian Charlotte (Terrill) on May 20, 1956. They spent their early marriage living in Lynch, Wyoming.

While Marian finished her teaching degree in Chadron, Nebraska, Ivan worked in the oil fields of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After completion, the family returned to Casper where Ivan worked as a welder.

Ivan was a hard worker and always had a project in the works. Even after retirement, he enjoyed walking and delivering the Casper Star Tribune in his neighborhood. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.

He was proud of his volunteer work constructing the bridge on the Sun Ranch at Martin’s Cove.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, where he served faithfully as a home teacher.

Ivan is survived by his wife Marian, daughter Debra (Robert) Weston of Nome, Alaska and son Dale Ludeman of Boise, Idaho, his sister Joyce Lesher of Nebraska and brother Daniel of Colorado.

Grandchildren Mark Weston (Thea), Craig Weston, Ogden, Utah, Ashla (Simon) Powell, Anchorage, Alaska, Drew Weston, Salt Lake City, Utah and Annaliese Weston, West Jordan, Utah, Ken Ludeman, Boise, Idaho, Cameron (Clarissa) Ludeman, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Kerianne (Bryant) Chandler, Bellevue, Washington, Kyle Ludeman, Rexburg, Idaho, Christie (Thomas) Linsenmann, Rexburg, Idaho and Conner Ludeman, Boise, Idaho

Great grandchildren, Nicholas Weston, Arya, Quinn and Porter Powell, Maverick and Neil Ludeman.

In his later years, Ivan enjoyed his garden and working on projects outside, where he had a friendly wave to all who passed by.

Due to Covid 19, Graveside services will be held at Memorial Gardens airport on Monday December 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Bishop Jared Miller presiding.

A Memorial will be held in July 2021. More information will be provided at a later date.


Carole Aeschliman: September 13, 1947 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 73)

Carole Aeschliman (73) passed away peacefuly at Central Wyoming Hospice, on December 24, 2020. Born on Sept. 13, 1947, in Washington D.C. to Leonard and Kay Aeschliman, she was the eldest of three daughters.

The family relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1953, to be closer to family and then moved to Casper in August of 1959 where her Dad accepted a job with the state as a Court Reporter for the District Court.

Carole graduated from NCHS with the class of 1965. She attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, majoring in math. She held several bookkeeping and accounting positions during her lifetime.

She worked at the Ramada Inn, Casper Day Care Center, Water Systems, Inc., Houston Supply, Target, Boise Cascade and most recently Highland Park Church which she retired from in 2015. She was always a loyal and hard working employee.

In her younger days she was quite athletic, enjoying tennis, bike riding, bowling and most of all fastpitch softball. She was quite the pitcher into her 40’s. A big sports fan, she loved watching all kinds of sports but especially liked baseball and horse racing. She loved the Colorado Rockies and watching games at Coors Field. She was thrilled to attend the 4th game of the World Series in Colorado against the Boston Red Sox, which was on her bucket list.

She avidly “played the horses” with her sister Kathy. The Kentucky Derby was also on her bucket list but sadly she never was able to make it there.

Carole was a coffee fanatic. She would frequently debate politics with anyone who would listen. She was an avid reader, especially of mysteries. She preferred listening to sixties music on vinyl records and had an extensive collection of books, records and baseball cards.

She marched to her own drummer and never worried what other people thought. She always had an opinion about everything – you could just ask her!

In 1978 she gave birth to her daughter, Amy. She was later was blessed with two grandsons– Spencer and Elliot, who became the two lights of her life. She enjoyed spending time with them playing games, traveling and going on adventures.

She was preceded in death by both her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Amy, her two grandsons – Spencer and Elliot. Her two sisters Mary Evans (Doug) and Kathy Aeschliman of Casper. Also survived by her nephew Jeff Hinton (Erin) of Sheridan, WY and her niece Christa Hudalla, (Billy) of Athens, GA. and 4 great nieces and 2 great nephews and numerous cousins. She was a loving daughter, sister, niece, aunt. mother, grandmother and friend.

She will be greatly missed but will always remain in our hearts. No service is planned at this time. A private service will be held sometime in the summer of 2021. The family would appreciate memorials to Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 South Wilson, Casper, WY 82601 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.