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Obituaries: Lippert, Coscino Sr., Sjostrom, Eggert

Ellen Lippert

CASPER, Wyo. –

Ellen Lippert: January 22, 1960 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 61)

Ellen Gertrude Lippert, age 61, passed away peacefully at Casper Mountain Rehabilitation & Care Center on January 25, 2021. 

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Ellen was born on January 22, 1960 in Lewistown, MT to Francis & Aileen Rau.  She was one of twelve siblings.  She was a devoted and loving wife to Paul (PJ) Lippert for 37 years, married on July 9, 1983 in Lewistown, MT. 

She was a compassionate and loving mother to her three daughters, Jessica, Rachel, and Amy.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, doing jigsaw puzzles, making homemade pickles, and cooking alongside her husband. 

One of her greatest joys later in life was spending time with her four grandchildren. 

She is survived by her loving and caring husband PJ Lippert, her 3 daughters, Jessica (James) Benson, Rachel Lippert, and Amy (Chris) Benson and her 4 grandchildren, Lucas, Joshua, Brooklyn, and Jacob.  Also survived by 10 siblings, Pat, Mary Anne, Marty, Greg, Tom, Louise, Liz, Mike, Steve and Michelle, and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, Francis Rau, mother, Aileen Rau, and brother Dan Rau.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

Frank A. Coscino, Sr.

Frank A. Coscino, Sr.: 1959 – 2021

Frank Anthony Coscino Sr. was a loving son, widowed husband, brother in law, father, uncle, and friend. He left this world on January 21st, 2021 at the age of 61.

Frank was born in Wisconsin on Christmas day, 1959. Because his father was a decorated Veteran with the United States Army, he moved around a lot as a kid. He spoke a lot of his time spent in Germany as well as many other places he lived. Even through all the adversities he faced, he never complained. He was a strong, driven man. He eventually moved to Las Vegas, NV where he met and married Vicki Lynn Coscino. Vicki had a son, Casey Fredrickson, from a previous marriage whom Frank loved and cherished as his own. Vicki and Frank went on to have 2 more children, Tessa Marie and Frank Anthony Coscino II. Frank was a very loving and devoted father.

Frank’s trade and passion in life was carpentry. He was a very gifted woodworker and could build almost anything. He worked on many Hotels and Casinos in his time and loved the work he did. He enjoyed listening to rock music and working on projects in the garage. If there was something to be said about Frank, it’s that he was a father to many and treated everyone as his own kin. He was called “Dad” by more than just his three children. He loved to gather the neighborhood kids for a day in the pool or a game of catch in the street. He was a dog lover, a people lover and overall just a compassionate human being. He passed his love, his courage, his passion, and his strength onto every single member of his family. He was a faithful and loving husband to his wife and he never lost that.

After the death of his wife in 2013, he and his children moved to Casper to be closer to family. He is preceded in death by his mother and father Toni and Robert Coscino of Las Vegas, as well as his wife Vicki Coscino (Las Vegas) and his sister in law Jodi Perkins of Casper, WY. He is survived by his three children, Casey Fredrickson, Tessa Coscino and Frank Anthony Coscino II (Anthony) of Casper, WY as well as his mother in law Louise (Cookie) Barella , (Casper, WY) and his sister in law Cathy Hickel and her husband Randy Hickel ( Casper, WY). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews as well as his great nieces and nephews.

Frank was a teacher, a mentor, a listening ear and a good friend. He was loved by so many and he will forever be missed. May his spirit live on through those who love and cherish him.

Lloyd Sjostrom

Lloyd Sjostrom: 1940 – 2021

Long time resident of Casper, WY, Lloyd Sjostrom passed away peacefully on Jan. 26th in Spokane, WA under the care of hospice.

Lloyd Sjostrom was born on June 13, 1940 in Sidney, MT. He lived on his family farm helping his family.

He married Sylvia Sjostrom on Nov. 1, 1960 in Vancouver, WA. They in many different places during their 60 years together. They were team truck drivers for 4 years traveling together to all 48 lower states. Lloyd also worked at Kenworth, and several companies in Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Sylvia, his daughter-in-law Mary Jane Sjostrom, son-in-law Wayne Fink, and granddaughter Felicity Sjostrom. 

He is survived by his son, Eddie Sjostrom, his daughter Katrina Summers and husband John, son Timothy Sjostrom and son Fred Stephens, sister Alice Chernick and husband Ed; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Martin Louis Eggert

Martin Louis Eggert: 1945 – 2021

Martin Louis Eggert, known to family and friends as Tooey, died peacefully on January 20, 2021. He was born in Casper on December 8, 1945, to Martin and Faye Eggert. He was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church. In 1964 he graduated from NCHS and served in the Army in 1967 and 1968, stationed in Germany. He was a jack-of-many-trades. He designed and marketed jewelry with his friend, Don Hines. He created and installed billboards with Arlo English, notably the Chili sign outside Chugwater on I-25. He worked for the Casper Chamber of Commerce, proud to promote the state of Wyoming. Tooey worked as a roustabout at the Texaco refinery and delivered mail for the US Post Office. He taught ballroom dancing. He tended bar and was well known to customers at Johnny O’s and Frosty’s.

Tooey delighted in playing games – of all kinds. Many wild hours were spent playing Peanuts sitting on the floor with his family. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and word games. He looked forward to working the daily Jumble with his Mother, she concentrating over every letter and word, and he looking over her shoulder and telling her the answer at a quick glance. He enjoyed playing Categories and backgammon and traveling to Denver for Cirque du Soleil. Music was an important part of his life. He attended many concerts including performances by Il Divo and local classical ensembles. He had a vast record collection. He loved to sing and play harmonica, and always led the family in singing carols at Christmastime. He was a competitive dart player and a Little League umpire. In later life he was a voracious reader, often reading 500 books a year.

But Tooey’s true love in life was performing. He starred in many Stage III productions and in Casper Community Theater, including Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. He developed a Chautauqua one-man show as George Catlin and traveled through Wyoming and Colorado performing his story of painting Native Americans in the Old West.

He was a fan of fast cars and during his lifetime owned an orange and black striped Mustang, a silver 240Z and a Saab Sonett, as well as a VW van with canvas bunkbeds for fishing at Alcova with Judy and his kids and nieces.

Tooey is survived by his children John, Ashlie, and Martin, grandchildren Logan and Jordan, his sisters Martinelle Clapp and Sally Wright (James Maier) of Denver and nieces Cathy, Leslie, and Megan. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his daughter Melanie. With his loving companionship, his Mother was able to live in her own home to age 99.

The family is grateful to Dallas Laird, Genny and Anita for their friendship and care late in Tooey’s life.

No service will be held at this time. His ashes will be interred at Highland Cemetery close to his parents. The family hopes to hold a memorial remembrance in autumn 2021.