Obituaries: Chacon, Schacher, Brown, Fritz - Cheyenne, WY Cap City News
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Obituaries: Chacon, Schacher, Brown, Fritz

Israel A Chacon

Our loving, sweet, and caring Israel “Izzy” Alejandro Chacon, 27, of Cheyenne, was called to go home with the Lord on August 29, 2021. He was born to Manuel (Alonso) Chacon of Temosachic, Chihuahua,and Mary (Frances) Chacon of Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Israel was the baby of the family and captured all the hearts of everyone who loved him. Israel was raised in a loving home with both his parents, his brother, and his sister. On the outside- Israel looked like he had it all; intelligence, confidence, beautiful eyes, great smile, and the ability to engage in genuine conversation with everyone he met. However, on the inside Israel was sensitive and had struggles he hid well from the world and faced alone.

We loved Israel with all our hearts, but we now know that was not enough to save him from the evils of the world. This obituary is not an attempt to assign blame for Israel’s death, it’s not to vent our anger or frustration in a world where drugs have become an epidemic, and can be found at every corner. Instead, we write this obituary in hope that it may provide insight and a light for those lost in the dark struggles of addiction. Israel excelled in everything he did from academics, to sports, to sharing and preaching the word of God. Israel was just an overall compassionate and caring individual. With seemingly endless positive traits. Israel had the potential to be anything he wanted to be in this life, but drugs slowly began to creep into Israel’s life following his graduation from High School. Although Israel had a loving family and supportive friends -he could never be completely honest about the internal battles he was facing. Israel successfully completed drug rehab several times, but the cravings that came from his addiction were eventually shown to be more than he could overcome.

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While we always felt Israel had a grasp on his battles, his ability to hide and disguise his addiction proved superior. What was once the feeling of worry watching Israel struggle, has now been replaced by a deep feeling of loss knowing we will never see his beautiful eyes and smiling face again. The only peace we have known is knowing that his strong faith and belief in the Lord has guided Israel to his new home in Heaven. To everyone struggling with an addiction, this is a simple reminder that there are so many people who love you with everything they have and all they do. Please do not feel too afraid/ashamed or scared to ask for help, because even when people on the outside seem calm, the water can be turbulent beneath, and no one can help unless you ask. So please ask for help from all the people that love you. Israel’s struggles have ended, and he is finally at peace.

Israel is survived by his loving parents, Manual Alonso (Mary Frances) Chacon; his sister, Isela (Brendon); brother, Orlando (Vanessa); nephews, Michael Jr and Malaki DeHerrera; nieces, Zavianna Chacon and Briella Bounds; grandparents, Joe (Sheri) Duran and Rachel Suarez, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Israel was preceded in death by his brother, Alonso Chacon; grandparents, Jose Adan (Josephina) Chacon; and his uncles, Jose Adan Chacon and Jesus Chacon.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wiederspahn- Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. The viewing will be on Thursday September 2, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and the funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021 both at the funeral home; burial will follow in Beth El Cemetery in Cheyenne, and a celebration of life will follow after the burial at the Senior Center at 2101 Thomes Ave in Cheyenne. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the rehab Israel was the most passionate about- Victory Outreach-Greeley. In doing this we hope that Israel’s loss can impact someone in need.

The family has created a GoFundMe account for anyone who would like to donate under his name.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-israel-chacon?member=13663043&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer


Elouise Schacher

Elouise Schacher died August 30, 2021 at the age of 95 years old, in Pine Bluffs, WY.

She was born December 30, 1925 in Bushnell, NE. to Earl & Josephine Hickman. Her siblings included Ruth, Marvin, Ellis, Mildred, Betty, Joan, & Earl.

Elouise graduated President and Salutatorian of her class of 1943 at Bushnell High School.

She married Marvin Schacher July 28, 1949.

After graduation, Elouise worked at Kimball County Bank as a Teller and then began a career in many Catholic Church endeavors, including from 1963-1988 Counsel of Catholic Women with her duties consisting of CCW President, Treasurer, and International Affairs Chairman, all while raising her 5 children. She coped with tragic loss of 2 of her sons, John & Dennis. Elouise represented all that is the very best of Catholic Womanhood. Elouise & Marvin enjoyed their later years at home with grandkids, great grandkids, family & friends.

She is survived by her children, Karen Fornstrom (Steve) of Pine Bluffs, Jeff Schacher (Judy) of Aurora, CO,and Geri Ann Clements (Deland) of McAllen, TX; grandchildren, Zach Fornstrom (Shianne), Clint Fornstrom (Jessica), Cade Schacher (Mary), and Shelby Schacher; greatgrandchildren, Jaiden Fornstrom, Jesse Fornstrom and Johnna Fornstrom.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, her husband Marvin Schacher, and two sons, John E. Schacher and Dennis A. Schacher.

Vigil for the Deceased will be Thursday, September 2, 2021, 6:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluffs. Funeral Liturgy will be Friday, September 3, 2021 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluffs with burial to follow in the Pine Bluffs Cemetery.

Donations to a Charitable Group of choice would be appreciated.


Robert D. “Bob” Brown

Robert D. “Bob” Brown, 78, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away August 25, 2021 at his home.

Bob was born July 20, 1943 in Wheatland, Wyoming, a son of the late John E. and Velma (Bussear) Brown.

Bob married Michelle J. Tietze on May 10, 1990, celebrating 31 years of marriage.  He worked as a truck driver and was very proud of his perfect driving record, having driven three million miles.  His many interests included rock hunting and buying and selling jewelry.  He will be remembered as an excellent story teller and as a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Bob is survived by his wife, Michelle Brown; four children, Sandy (John) Maycock, Denise Brown, Brenda Godak and Robert M. (Aundrea) Brown; sister, Sandy Frazier; four grandchildren, Logan, Kendra, Terra and Sarah; and one great-grandchild, Declan.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Chapel at Scharder, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the Schrader Reception Center.

Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.


Frank M. Fritz

Frank M. Fritz passed away unexpectedly on August 28, 2021 at his home in Cheyenne WY.

Frank was born on September 18, 1940 in Colorado, to Doris (Kindvall) and Earl Fritz. Frank was raised on the family farm in Pine Bluffs, WY. He received his education in Egbert and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in 1958. After graduation he enrolled in the Army Reserves and upon completion he entered the Plumbers Apprenticeship. Frank spent the next 5 years working and attending night school obtaining his Journeyman’s License, and years later completed his Masters License. Frank and his brother, Wayne Fritz, formed the Early Plumbing, which was named after their father. Due to the 80’s recession they had to close the business and Frank took his craft to the road. Frank moved to Nevada, California, and finally landed in Virginia where he retired. He then returned to Pine Bluffs in the early 2000’s to help his mother take care of the farm. He did part-time plumbing work in Wyoming during this time period.

In 2011, Frank began dating Brenda Rath, who had been introduced by a mutual friend. Brenda and Frank enjoyed each other’s company and shared a lot in common. They loved attending the University of Wyoming Basketball and Football games together, and trap shooting. They spent weekends watching NASCAR races along with other professional sporting events. Frank and Brenda were married on April 1, 2019.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Rath-Fritz; stepsons, Jim Rath of Cypress, TX and Tom Rath of Cheyenne, WY; three stepgrandchildren and four step great-grandchildren; his siblings, Darline Butler of Pine Bluffs, WY, Arline Christensen of Casa Grande, AZ, Mildred Meroney of Great Bend, KS, Wayne Fritz of Bullhead, AZ and Karol Smock of Grover, CO along with numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Frank in death were his parents; and his sister, Marcia Johnson.

Pallbearers are Greg Fritz, Jeff Johnson, Jim Rath, and Tom Rath.

Services will be held at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 1:30pm. Interment will follow at 3:30pm at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery, 1000 County Road 164, corner of Beech and 10th, Pine Bluffs, WY

In lieu of flowers and gift, you can make a donation to Meals on Wheels or a charity of your choice in Memory of Frank. Frank will be buried wearing his favorite pair of Cowboy boots.


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