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Obituaries: Maixner, Stichert, Miller

Eldine V. Maixner

CASPER, Wyo. –

Eldine V. Maixner: 1925 – 2021

Surrounded by family, Eldine (Duffek) Maixner, 95, passed at her home on May 27, 2021, in Casper, Wyoming.

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Born on June 18, 1925, in eastern Nebraska, Eldine grew up on a farm, attending country schools, until moving to a larger high school in Seward, Nebraska.

After graduating in 1942, she taught for several years in a one-room schoolhouse. She married Joseph Maixner, her childhood sweetheart, on February 2, 1946, in New Jersey, following Joe’s discharge from the Navy.

They lived in Chicago, Illinois, where their daughter was born, and then in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where their son was born. 

Returning to Nebraska, they farmed for a time, before moving to Cheyenne where Eldine worked for a doctor for over 20 years.

After their children were grown, they spent a few years in Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Woodland Park, before settling in Fort Collins, Colorado for 35 years.

Eldine worked at Wells Fargo Bank during those years. Ten years ago, they moved to Casper, living at Primrose, where they made many new friends and memories.Eldine and Joe shared great adventures, traveling extensively throughout the country, camping and visiting national parks, sailing away on cruises, and touring foreign countries. They especially enjoyed square dancing and toured Colorado and nearby states in their 5th wheel, going to meets on the weekends. 

Her husband, Joe, preceded her in death after 73 years of marriage. Her younger brother, Ray Duffek, also died two years before her.

Survivors include her daughter Jeanne (Bob) Hopkins of Casper; son Bob (Gerrie) Maixner of South Carolina; grandchildren Tim (Karen) and Nick (Jana) Hopkins; great-grandchildren Tiffany, Brooke, Phineas, Miriam, and Silas Hopkins; and great-great grandchild Rhett Hopkins.

Her strong Catholic faith, passion for living her life, and her love of family served her well.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, True Care Women’s Resource Center, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, or charities of your choice.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6:00pm
Primrose, 1865 South Beverly Street, Casper, Wyoming

Funeral Mass:
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10:30am
Luncheon to follow in parish hall
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 400 Country Club Road, Casper, Wyoming

Gary David Stichert

Gary David Stichert: November 17, 1951 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 69)

Gary Stichert passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2021 following a tragic accident. Born in Manitowoc, WI, Gary, along with his brothers and his favorite sister, roamed the river bottoms near their childhood home in search of muddy adventures and trophy carp fishing.  Gary graduated from Lincoln High, attended community college, and began his forty-year career in industrial fabrication at Manitowoc Crane. In 1974, he moved his young family west to Pocatello Idaho with Bucyrus Erie and then to Casper in 1984 to work as the quality assurance manager at WOTCO/ Westech, retiring in 2017.

Gary’s passions were boating, fishing, hunting, rambling the back roads of Wyoming, fishing in Alaska, and riding motorcycles among a broad circle of friends.  He was a creative prankster, generous to some, extraordinarily thrifty with others, often all at the same time.  Gary could always be counted on to help a friend in need and he will be missed by many. 

Gary leaves behind wife, Nancy Burcar Stichert, sons Neil (Samia) of Juneau, AK, Mark (Elise) of Kodiak, AK, step-daughters Shayla (Phoenix) and Stephanie (Denver), and four granddaughters in Alaska.  Also sister Pam Gloeckler (Jeff) of Green Bay, WI, and brothers Jeff (Florida), Randy (Cindy) of Manitowoc, WI, and Robert of Milwaukee, WI. 

Gary never met a dog he didn’t like and his pal Cooper was his loyal friend at the very end.

Donations can be made to the Casper Humane Society in memoriam.

Memorial Service will be at 1:00 P.M.,  Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue.

A celebration of life will follow at a later date. 

The family requests that unvaccinated attendees wear a mask during services to respect the health of others. 

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

Chery Miller

Chery Miller: 1946 – 2021

Cherylene Joyce Miller (Chery Coleman), 74, of Casper, Wyoming was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on May 22, 2021 peacefully at her home.

Chery was born August 8, 1946 in Casper to Joel and Marguerite (Hansen) Miller, she was one of five children. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Chery and everyone that she ever met complimented her on being the “sweetest girl.” Chery graduated from Natrona County High School with the class of 1964. After high school, she chased her dreams of becoming a beautician and attended cosmetology school. She also went on to own a beauty salon in Casper, Wyoming.

Chery met David A. Coleman, in Casper, whom she married April 20, 1968. The couple had 2 children which she devoted her everything to. Chery loved her kids and grandkids more than anything. She spent as much time with them as possible; she was a beacon of unconditional love. She also loved animals, including her granddogs Rocky and Bandit. In her free time, Chery would volunteer at the local Humane Society, spending time walking the dogs and nurturing the cats.

Chery is survived by her son David J. (Nicole) Coleman of Casper, Wy, daughter Kristina A. (Alex) Dickinson of Bar Nunn, Wy, former husband, David A. Coleman of Casper, Wy. Siblings JoLea A. Snook of Casper, Wy, and Howard Miller of Casper, Wy. Grandchildren Payden (Josh) Simpson of Saint Genevieve, Mo, Leighum Coleman of Casper, Wy, Magus Dickinson, and Marley Dickinson both of Bar Nunn, Wy. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Addison and Abigail Simpson and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family that she loved unconditionally.

Chery was preceded in death by her parents Joel and Marguerite Miller, a brother James Miller and a sister Nadine Strother.

A Celebration of Chery’s life is scheduled for Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home followed by a luncheon at the VFW – 420 N. Elk in Casper. A private burial and scattering of Chery’s remains will take place at a later date.

Flowers may be sent to Newcomer Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers donations on Chery’s behalf can be made to the Casper Humane Society; 849 East E Street – Casper, WY 82601.