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Obituaries: Wilkenfeld, Patterson, Klindworth

Melvyn Wilkenfeld

Mel Wilkenfeld, 78, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died on August 29, 2021 in Cheyenne. He was born March 2,1943 in Brooklyn, New York.

Mel was a Chemical Engineer who most recently worked at the Frontier Refinery as the Environmental and Safety Manager. In the past, he lived in Louisiana, both Lafayette and Baton Rouge, and loved all things Cajun. He served as a set designer for the Baton Rouge Little Theater, and even got to help with a set of a movie.

He loved taking walks, hiking, working in his garden, and spending time with his favorite waitresses at all the terrific local restaurants. He took great joy in his family and friends, and was always ready with a joke because of his terrific sense of humor. Mel was a proud graduate of Stuyvesant High and New York University.

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Mel is survived by his husband, Kevin Herman. He is also survived by his family in Austin, Texas – daughter, Missi Patterson; son-in-law, Justin Patterson; and granddaughters, Emelia Rose and Chloe Eliza Patterson. In addition, he was a special uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Mel was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Wilkenfeld; his sister, Lynda Wilkenfeld Feuchtbaum; and his parents, Sidney and Betty Wilkenfeld.

With his family spread far and wide, there will be no service at this time to keep people from having to travel.

Because of his love for Louisiana, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to any of the hurricane relief organizations’ help.


Diana Patterson

Diana Patterson, 77, of Cheyenne died on August 27, 2021. She was born on June 23, 1944 in Lincoln, NE to Pearl Edward and Arabell Philburn.

No services are planned.


Judy Klindworth

Judy Lynn Klindworth, 62, passed away in Tallahassee, Florida on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Judy was born to Carl and Dolores Fleming on Monday, October 13, 1958 in San Diego, California and moved with her family to Cheyenne when she was very young.

Judy graduated East High School in 1976 and went on to have a career as a Locomotive Engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. She had a beautiful heart full of love for her family and will be remembered for her compassion for animals. Her personality was strong and brilliant; her strength and love admired by all.

Judy was a very loving daughter, sister, devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who leaves behind nothing but the warmest of memories. She is survived by her siblings Jody, Carol, Carla, and Carl Jr.; daughters April and Anna; grandchildren Abbigale, Alexandra, Jaxxon and Zander; and great grandchildren Averri, Cosmo, Celestino, Mason and Kingston. She is preceded in death by her parents Carl and Dolores Fleming, and sister Beth Newport.


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