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Obituaries: Kaul, Carver, Valstad, Manolovitz

Cal Anthony “Bubba” Kaul

CASPER, Wyo. –

Cal Anthony “Bubba” Kaul: 1996 – 2021

Cal Anthony Kaul, 24, of Casper, WY. passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in Ft. Campbell, KY while on active duty. Cal was born June 13, 1996 to Tony & Yvette. Cal graduated from Natrona County High, class of 2013. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army and completed basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

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After basic training Cal was stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and completed training in JRTC, NTC, and Air assault. Military achievements include squad designated marksmen, vehicle commander, and awarded medals, including marksmanship. As team / squad leader Cal was deployed to Afghanistan and Djibouti.

In 2014 Cal married Torrie Rollins and together have two children Jax and Braxley. Cal was a real grease monkey fixing his truck, and his Harley’s. He was 140# of pure fury, a true master of his craft. Lover of 80’s rock trapped in the wrong generation, wise beyond his years. When possible he enjoyed the outdoors camping, hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and buddies. Bubba had a love for his country and proudly served 101st Airborne, A company, 1-26 Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Cal touched many peoples lives with his humor, smile and kindness, leaving an everlasting impression on many.

Cal is survived by his beautiful wife, Torrie Kaul, a precious son, Jax Kaul and a gorgeous daughter, Braxley Kaul, his mother Yvette (Michael) Dwyer, and his father Tony Kaul, one sister Tyamiekea ( Aubrey) Gonzalez, maternal grandparents Chuck and Linda Booth, paternal grandmother Stephanie “Nana” Kaul, one aunt Jennifer ( Michael) Wolfe, three uncles Sam Kaul, Michael Kaul, and Charles Booth, one nephew, several great aunts, uncles and cousins. Cal is also survived by his Army buddies and family.

Cal is preceded in death by son Scott Kaul (2016), his paternal grandfather Tony “Papa” Kaul (2012) and numerous great grandparents.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:00AM at Newcomer Casper chapel with full military honors. Inurnment will be at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers a fund has been set up at any local Reliant Federal Credit Union for Cal’s children. 


Garrett Lee Carver

Garrett Lee Carver: 1991 – 2021

Garrett Lee Carver was a caring father, son, brother and friend, who left this world suddenly on January 14, 2021 at the age of 29 in Casper, Wyoming. He was born May 23, 1991 in Louisville, Colorado. Garrett and his family moved to Wyoming when he was six, and after graduating from Moorcroft High School in 2009, Garrett attended Laramie County Community College and later made Casper his home.

A true outdoorsman, Garrett enjoyed hunting, motocross, camping, riding his horse, but most of all, he loved spending time with his son, Loncey. He will be remembered by friends and family alike, as a gentle and doting father, with a big smile and a kind heart. He will also be remembered for his love of Coca Cola and beige foods.

Garrett is survived by his son, Loncey Lee Carver, his parents, father Vince Carver of Wheatland, Wyoming, mother Johnnie Mahan of Litchfield Park, Arizona, his brothers Wyatt (Silvana) Mahan and Jace (Kenya) Carver, and his sister Heather (Tarn) Bohnet. He also leaves his niece Emily, his nephews Bridger, John and Breck, his grandmother Phyllis Carver, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and many friends and family. He is proceeded in death by his grandfathers Earl Carver and John (Jack) Mahan, and his grandmother Shirley Mahan.

A small memorial service will be held February 20th at 1:00pm, at Newcomer Casper Chapel, 710 East 2nd Street, Casper, Wyoming, with a celebration of life being held later when all of his family and friends can gather outside.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up and the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to the Garrett Carver Memorial Account care of Reliant Federal Credit Union, Casper, Wyoming.


Mary E Valstad

Mary E Valstad: 1947 – 2021

Mary Haass Valstad, a longtime resident of Casper, passed away on February 6, 2021 after a long illness.

She was the daughter of John and Charlotte Haass, the mother of Tim, Kris and Jud Valstad and grandmother of Tim, Sara and Samuel. Mary was a graduate of NCHS and Casper College where she received her LPN degree.

After college Mary lived in Omaha, Nebraska and Jerseyville, Illinois. She was awarded a master’s degree with honors from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Later in life Mary returned to Casper where she met her truly devoted and caring longtime partner, W. C. Mapp.

Mary will be remembered as an excellent cook with a very artistic eye. She had a true love for animals. She will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew and loved her.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, John and Charlotte Haass and son, Timothy Martin Valstad. Mary was the eldest of ten.

Her surviving siblings are Susan Brenniman, Thomas Haass, Patty Leik, Catherine Hall, John Haass, Matthew Haass, Nathan Haass, Michael Haass and Benjamin Haass


William “Bill” Manolovitz

William “Bill” Manolovitz: 1950 – 2021

William “Bill” Manolovitz, 70, passed away on February 2, 2021 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming from complications due to Covid-19.
While his leaving us was unexpected, we take comfort in the fact he is now free from pain and is reunited with those he loved that have left before us.

Bill was born on May 29, 1950 in Bismarck, ND to Pete and Bernice (Kahl) Manolovitz. He grew up in Mandan, ND and graduated from Mandan High School in 1969. In 1970, he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. He had volunteered for Vietnam, but he always told us they must have figured he was too crazy to be sent there since he actually wanted to go.

Bill married Jeanie Swendsen on November 25, 1972 in McClusky, ND. They had 2 daughters, Kari and Jill. They started their married life in Mandan, ND and also lived in Tioga and Belfield, ND. They moved to Casper, WY in 1987 and have resided in Casper since then.
After his discharge from the Army, Bill worked for Piper Trucking and Hartman Trucking in Mandan. In 1977, Bill started working in the oilfield in Tioga, ND for Halliburton and finished in Casper, WY after 20 years.

He also worked as an OTR driver for East West Motor Express in South Dakota for a few years. In October 2001, he began work as a hotshot driver for J & M Trucking in Casper. He spent 20 years with them and, according to Bill, they were the best employers he ever had. His greatest times were spent with his family. He loved helping his children and grandchildren, attending their events, and enjoying their company. The family will truly miss him at our gatherings.
Bill was preceded in death by his father and mother, Pete and Bernice, his in-laws Roy and Millie Swendsen, brother-in-law, Harlan Swendsen and former son-in-law, Steve Rausch and his beloved pets, Scampy, Ohana, and Hershey.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jeanie; his daughters, Kari (Jay) Watson and Jill Rausch of Casper, WY; grandchildren Haley Custer (Danyl Marcus), Zach Rausch (Sianna Shultz), Connor Custer, Shawna Rausch and Luke Rausch all of Casper, WY; step-grandchildren Brittany (Ethan) Pope of Midland, TX; Rachel (Doug) Brown of Casper, WY and their daughter, Maisey (1st great-grandchild) and April Watson (Kyle Massey) of Gillette, WY; and “bonus” granddaughter Shaelea Spargur of Casper, WY. He is also survived by his siblings, Lawrence (Sheree) Manolovitz of Buckeye, Arizona, Mary (Chuck) Weiand of Mandan, ND; JoLinda (Corey) Dixon of Phoenix, Arizona, and Shelli (Stuart) Hilfer of Buckeye, Arizona; sisters-in-law, Sandy (Ralph) Fischer of Wing, ND, Lil (Dick) Britton of Turtle Lake, ND, and Karla (Chuck) Wester of Black Forest, Colorado; in addition to several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper, WY at 3 PM (MST) on February 12th.
A memorial webcasting will be available for those who cannot attend via a link on Newcomer’s website. The burial will take place at the North Dakota Veteran’s cemetery later this year.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Barbara Davis Center of Childhood Diabetes in Aurora, CO in honor of his grandson, Luke.