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Obituaries: Silva, Schaffer, Daniels, Knobel

Andrew Silva

CASPER, Wyo. –

Andrew Silva: August 15, 1967 ~ April 24, 2021 (age 53)

On April 24, 2021 Andy Silva loving father, son, and brother, passed away at age 53.

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Andy was born in Casper, WY on August 15, 1967 to Henry and Lola Silva. He and Connie Silva raised their daughter and son, Kristen and Evan. Andy had a passion for coaching.

Throughout the years he’s coached many different sport teams that his kids were on. While he lived in Saint George, UT with his kids and Connie for 6 years, he trained and managed several boxers as well. He traveled often to take his boxers around the world for different matches. Besides his love for coaching, he also loved playing softball.

Andy was known for his quick wit, funny jokes, and how hard of a fighter he was. Andy was preceded in death by his father Henry, and his sister Becky. He is survived by his two children Kristen and Evan, his mother Lola, his brothers Henry and Rodger, and his sisters Rachel and Rory.

A funeral service to celebrate Andy’s life will be held at Radius Church on 4301 Casper Mountain Road Casper, WY 82601 at 11:30 A.M. on May 15th. Andy’s son and daughter are asking to bring a picture or memory of you and Andy to leave with them. After the service, there will be a gathering provided with finger foods and drinks held at the Casper Boxing Gym on 910 Barbara St. Casper, WY 82601.


Carl S. Schaffer

Carl S. Schaffer: November 28, 1945 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 75)

Carl Stephen “Steve” Schaffer, (aka “Chris”), passed on April 22, 2021 at the Wyoming Medical Center. He was 75 years young. In spite of the cancer that tried its best to take him out, it was finally complications from chemo and pneumonia that won the battle.

He had the biggest heart, and would do nearly anything for others, so he was well liked and had many friends with whom he could talk endlessly about cars, and tell lies about legendary fish and elk that somehow got away.

He spent four years in the US Navy, serving on the USS George Bancroft submarine out of Groton, Connecticut, and honing his colorful vocabulary. He was a mentor for the Pop In The Shop program, which taught many kids how to tinker on and repair cars.

Of course he was not all sunshine and rainbows, as he could be cranky and stubborn, and not only loved to tell off-color jokes, but also enjoyed repeatedly watching every John Wayne/cowboy movie ever made at “way too high” a volume.

His other hobbies included wheeling and dealing on car parts (and other stuff he probably didn’t need), constantly fixing something or other, and driving everything he owned like he stole it.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie Siragusa Schaffer; his two daughters, Heidi Yvonne Schaffer, and Krista Schaffer Werner; his (spitting-image) grandson, Kristopher Carl Schaffer; his granddaughter, Gretchen Rose Werner; his nephew, Sydney Paul Webb and family; and three broken hearted doggies. We will all miss him terribly and cannot help but hope that all the cars in heaven have big blocks, the fish are always biting, and the elk are enormous and have at least 6 points.

Services will be held at a  later date.

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


Linda Sue Daniels

Linda Sue Daniels: 1950 – 2021

Linda Sue Daniels (Shipper) was born to Bud and Betty Shipper on May 20th, 1950 in Casper, Wyoming.

Linda was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, grandma, great-grandma, nana, aunt, and friend.

She was a feisty lady with a heart of gold. Anyone that ever knew Linda will have the great visual of her sitting at the kitchen table, putting her rollers in her hair.

Linda married the love of her life, Bill Daniels, on June 6, 1981, and together they raised five boys: Doug, Scott, Rick, David, and Justin. Linda’s boys were her life and anyone that messed with them would have to deal with her. She was the Momma Bear, as they would say, and they were and always will be her cubs.

Linda’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She loved family barbecues, holidays, dinners, camping trips, trips to Deadwood and Las Vegas, and traveling to new places with Bill!

Linda was one of the best cooks in Casper. She was known for her enchiladas, her cinnamon rolls, her dinner rolls, and, of course, many other things. If you went to her house to eat and you left hungry, it was your own fault, as she cooked enough for an army on both sides!

Linda was also a craft queen and could make almost anything. She crocheted a blanket for every one of her grandchildren and recently a great-granddaughter.

Linda also really enjoyed ceramics. She loved to paint and personalize each piece for each family member. She painted everything: eagles, Indians, angels, dragons, wildlife, puppies, plaques, you name it; if it was something you collected, she could paint it. Linda shared this gift of her craftiness with her grandchildren and would help them to make special gifts at special times. Linda put so much love into everything she did. Highlight of her crafting was when she won Grand Champion with her eagle at State Fair.

Then there was Halloween. Oh, how she loved Halloween. She loved the kids in their costumes and loves making the “special” Halloween bags that were every kids’ dream and every dentist’s nightmare! They were so full that the kids really didn’t need to go anywhere else to trick-or-treat.

So, there you have this beautiful lady in a nutshell. Barbecues, family dinners, trips, gambling, rolls, enchiladas, cinnamon rolls, rollers in her hair, crafts, and Halloween. NONE of these things will ever be the same without you!

So, Mom, every time we are all together, we will drink a Corona for you! With a little salt, of course, minus the cap. We love you and miss you already. This isn’t goodbye, it is see you later, until we meet again.

Linda is survived by her husband, Bill; her children: Scott (Linda), David (Shandy), Justin (Jamie); her sister, Debra (Mike); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her mom and dad, Bud and Betty Shipper; her sons, Doug and Rick; and one brother, Gary Shipper.


Patsy R. “Pat” Knobel

Patsy R. “Pat” Knobel: 1932 – 2021

Patsy Ruth Knobel, 89, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Monday, April 19, 2021. She was born on March 12, 1932 in Casper to Silas and Eunice Jones. She graduated 1950 from Natrona County High School. Pat married her high school sweet heart C.R “Dick” Knobel in 1949. Together they had two children, Pam and Kathy.

Pat and Dick were very involved Republican politics. They were Wyoming Delegates to the 1964 Republican Convention in San Francisco.

Patsy was an avid reader, liked to knit, and spending time working with her plants in the greenhouse. Dick and Pat logged many miles traveling and camping with their grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick Knobel; and her brother, Tom Jones.

She is survived by her daughters, Pam (Larry) Harrington of Casper and Kathy Cole of Arvada, CO; grandchildren, Carli (Jason) Allen of Ft. Worth, TX and Michael (Bethany) Harrington of Bend, OR; and great grandchildren, Layton Allen, Madoc Allen, Cade Harrington, Colton Harrington, Callie Harrington, and Cael Harrington.

A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Hope Lutheran School in Pat’s name.