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Obituaries: Stecks, Todd, Futa

Travis E. Stecks

Travis E. Stecks, 42, of Cheyenne passed away April 20, 2021 in Cheyenne.

He was born May 27, 1978 in Laramie to Gary and Sherry Stecks. 

He is survived by his father, Gary Stecks, Sr. of Greeley; children, Stephanie Shoop of Colorado, J.J. Stecks of Wyoming; siblings, Gary Stecks of Cheyenne, Brian Lujan of Cheyenne, Buck Tekell of Gillette, Casey Tekell of Casper and Leslie Stecks of Greeley; and grandparents, Lynn and Paul Steveson of Illinois.

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He was preceded in death by his mother, Sherry Salmon; grandparents, Hazel Steveson and Eugene & Eunice Stecks.

Cremation has taken place under the Schare of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 russell Ave., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001, and private family services will be held. 

Henry “Howard” Todd

Henry “Howard” Todd, 91, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Friday, April 23, 2021.

Howard was born December 10, 1929 in Hillsdale, Wyoming, a son of the late Patrick T. and Etta May (Thomas) Todd.

Howard honorably served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean war. Howard worked as a Welder Pipefitter for many years.

Howard is survived by daughter, Rebecca Maston; step-children, Bruce (Lori) Fisher, Danny Fisher, Karla (Jim) Brown, Julie McMullin, Cindy (Todd) Brown and Joy Hughes; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara C. Fisher-Todd; his first wife, Betty Harris; and parents.

A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Following the service interment will be held at the Cheyenne National Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Moose Lodge. 

Richard Futa

Richard Futa, 84, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2021.  He was born August 5, 1936 in French Camp, California and raised in Cheyenne.

In his younger days, he served in the U.S. Army.  He played baseball for the Japanese American Nisei team in Cheyenne, participated in city league basketball and slow pitch softball.

He retired from Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power in 1998.  He loved spending his time creating CDs of his favorite music (oldies, R& B, Jazz), fishing, as well as gambling in Blackhawk and Las Vegas. 

Family was important to him.  He is survived by his daughter, Midori Spatz and husband, Craig; grandchildren, Alfred Spatz and Ashley Spatz; siblings, Larry Futa of Nevada, Kent (Raquel) Ogasawara of Nevada, Shirley Yoshioka of Nevada, and Arlene Ogasawara of Cheyenne.  He is also survived by his niece, Marla (Lee) Marlow and their family of Colorado; nephew, Larry (Kanako) Futa and their family of Japan and Nevada; as well as many cousins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Masaki and Miyo Futa; parents, Shiro and Chizu Ogasawara; sister, Joyce Sogabe; as well as many aunts and uncles.

The family would like to thank the following for their care and assistance over the last five years:  CRMC doctors and nurses, Davis Hospice staff, Life Care, Sierra Hills, Dr. Schneider, Home Instead staff and caregivers, Cheyenne VA, Encompass caregivers, Meals-on-Wheels, as well as the many neighbors and friends for their visits, assistance, and their time.

At Rick’s request, there will be no funeral.  A family graveside gathering will be set for a later date.  He will be remembered as a loving father, loving and caring grandfather, cool and generous uncle, nice guy, friendly, and someone who had a lot of friends.

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