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Obituaries: Lashbrook, Long, Jr.

James “Jim” Robert Lashbrook

James “Jim” Robert Lashbrook: 1960 – 2021

James “Jim” Robert Lashbrook, son of Robert and Maxine (Peterson) Lashbrook, was born December 31, 1960 at Palo Alto Memorial Hospital, Emmetsburg, Iowa. He grew-up in Emmetsburg and attended school there.

He graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1980. Jim went on to attend the Auto Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg.

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Jim’s career included doing body work, mechanics, and painting of all sorts of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and industrial equipment in the communities of Emmetsburg, Spencer, and Des Moines, Iowa and Casper, Wyoming. He was employed by Fremont Motor, Casper.

Jim had a good sense of humor and was a sociable guy who enjoyed meeting and getting to know the people in the communities he lived. He particularly enjoyed riding his motorcycle and travelled with his friends on various trips. Jim liked attending NASCAR auto races, shooting pool, and was a competitive card player. 

After a battle with lung disease (COPD), Jim passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021, at his home in Casper, WY.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lashbrook; grandparents, Jess and Kathryn Lashbrook and Peter and Marie Peterson; and former spouse, Angela Lashbrook.

Jim is survived by his mother, Maxine Lashbrook of Emmetsburg; his sister, Laurie Lashbrook of Prior Lake, Minnesota; and his life partner, Melissa Fenster and her sons, Ty and TeJay of Casper, Wyoming.

At a later date, gravesite services and burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Harvey G. Long, Jr.

Harvey G. Long, Jr.: 1942 – 2021

Harvey G. Long, Jr., a long-time resident of Kaycee, Wyoming, passed away on April 13, 2021 at the age of 78.

Harvey was born on September 16, 1942 to Irene Lamay Long and Harvey G. Long in International Falls, Minnesota.

In 1959, he joined the Army, where he learned how to drive truck; he was discharged in 1962.

Harvey married Della Eitel in April of 1964, and they were married for 55 years. Together, they had three children and many adventures. In 1972, Harvey and Della moved to Kaycee, where he drove truck, hauling bentonite and gravel for years for Eitel Trucking. Eventually he started his own business, H&D Long Trucking, and owned three semis.

In the trucking community, he was known as “Harvey WALL BANGER”. He could fix any mechanical issue and worked every day, regardless of the weather or time of day. Those who knew him knew he was a guy that would help and solve any issue. Harvey was creative in building junkyard toys. Many will remember the joy and fun of riding on car hoods, homemade lawnmowers, bicycles with lawnmower engines, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and anything else that he could add an engine to. He had a passion for music and loved singing karaoke. When asked how he was doing, Harvey would always answer with “pretty”.

Harvey is survived by his children: Penny Macormic, Candi Long, and Mike (Kelley) Long; grandchildren: Eric Macormic, Colter (Stephanie) Macormic, Lance (Jasmine) Long, Marcus Long, Alex Arnold, and Tye Busskohl; great-grandchildren: Kylie Carter, Anmarie Pierson, Aiden Long, and Carter Tarver; his favorite four-legged girl, Missy; his four sisters: Bernice, Elaine, Charolette, and Debbie; and many more extended family members.

Since February, his niece, Joye Masche, had lived with him and provided him a companion for his travels.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Della Long (June 2019); son-in-law, Jim Macormic (July 2020); parents, Irene and Harvey Long; brothers: Jim, Chuck, Larry, and Dwayne; sisters: Cicela and Joyce.

A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Kaycee at Harvey and Della’s home.

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Memorials may be made for a memorial bench in Della and Harvey’s name to be placed in their honor in downtown Kaycee. Please make checks payable to Candi Long, PO Box 112, Kaycee, WY 82639.