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Obituaries: Crouch, Durcholz, Dillin, Martens

George Walton Crouch, Jr.

George Walton Crouch, Jr.: July 23, 1946 – April 29, 2022

George W. Crouch, Jr., 75, of Cheyenne, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 23, 1946, in Claremore, Oklahoma to George and Marjorie (Lee) Crouch. In 1949 his family moved to California and then in 1983 he made the move to Wyoming.

He proudly served for the US Navy from 1966-1970 in Vietnam. During 1971-1979 he worked for the Concord Police Department. The Union Pacific Railroad from 1979-1989. Then 1989 he worked for the State of Wyoming until retirement in 2015.

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George is a member of the Cheyenne Hills Church and served on the overseer board for 3 years. He always loved singing and blessed people in choir and solos for 32 years.

He considered it an honor and privilege to serve his family, church, and his country.

George was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly; mother, Marjorie; and brother, Jonathan.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (Lewis) Crouch; son, Michael (Elania) Crouch; father, George W. Crouch, Sr.; grandchildren, Madelyn, and Samuel.

Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday May 13, in Cheyenne Hills Church.

Pamela Durcholz
Pamela Durcholz

Pamela Durcholz: January 10, 1961 – April 28, 2022

Pamela Sue Durcholz was born in Arvada, Colorado January 10th, 1961. She passed away April 28th, 2022. Pam was a loving, loyal, and kind hearted person. She would do anything to make someone laugh. She was a very outgoing person and loved being around people.

She lives on in her two children Nick Durcholz and Brigitte Zumbo. Survivors of family are brother Neil Durcholz of Colorado and Sheri Larsen of Arizona.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents Robert And Sandra Durcholz of Chandler, Arizona.

Cremation will take place at Wiederspahn. Celebration of life will be soon created by Brigitte Zumbo.

Jon Joseph Dillin
Jon Joseph Dillin

Jon Joseph Dillin: October 25, 1960 – April 29, 2022

Jon Joseph Dillin, age 61, of Cheyenne, Wyoming died peacefully in his home on 04/29/22 of natural causes. Jon was born in Des Moines, IA and raised in Council Bluffs, IA.

He spent 35 years in a combination of U.S. Army Reserve (6 years), Active-Duty U.S. Army, Master Sergeant (29 years), and Department of the Army Civilian, GS-12 (5 years). During Jon’s active duty, he served in seven different duty stations including Council Bluffs, IA, Olathe, KS, Gadsden, AL, Fort Chaffee, AR, West Memphis, AR, Fort Missoula, MT and retiring out of Fort Dix, NJ.

Jon’s highest military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, 2nd award, the Army Commendation Medal, 5th award, the Army Achievement Medal, 4th award, the Army Civilian Commendation Medal, 2nd award and the Army Civilian Achievement Medal. Jon was decorated additionally throughout his career 33 more times with other various Ribbons, Badges and Medals. Jon spent 365 days in the Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar combat zone during the 2003 – 2004 timeframe where he worked with the Iraqi Survey Group searching for weapons of mass destruction.

Jon graduated with Honors from American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fire Science Management, in September 2006. He then graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Master of Science degree major in Safety and Occupational Health and a minor in Environmental Management, in October 2009.

Jon volunteered in Cheyenne for a few years, at Thanksgiving time, gathering non-perishable food items for and distributing to, the Cheyenne food bank for the poor and needy.

Hobbies that Jon immensely enjoyed included tent and cabin camping in the forests while savoring the nightly campfire and gazing up at the stars. Jon also spent a lot of time with his various rifles, shotguns, and pistols at the local firing range. Jon enjoyed time spent nearly every day, in his retirement, reading American history and biographies of famous and adventurous people who helped build America.

Jon contributed whenever he could to the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his three children. Patricia Clayton and her husband Anthony of Webster City, IA, Tara Norris and her husband Mike of Altoona, IA, and April Howerton and her husband Chuck of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving are Jon’s six grandchildren, Melissa, Christopher, Anthony, Dillin, Hunter and William, as well as his sister, Sonya Barton, and her husband Raymond of Corning, IA. Also, Janet DeFlores in Cheyenne, WY, his loving partner of 16 years.

Bonnie J Martens
Bonnie J Martens

Bonnie J Martens: July 7, 1947 – April 30, 2022

Bonnie Jo Martens (Grubb), 74, of Cheyenne, passed away at her home on April 30. She was born July 7, 1947, Sundance Wyoming to Glenn and Betty Grubb. Bonnie graduated from East High in 1965 and went on to complete cosmetology school at Cheeks Beauty Academy. She married her husband of 40 years Willard (Marty) of California. Bonnie was self-employed for many years as a private housekeeper while living in California and was active with her five children in soccer, as a leader in AWANA, and enjoyed square dancing all over the central valley. After returning to Cheyenne, Bonnie was employed by Magic City and worked as a coach with developmentally disabled adults. Her love and care for her clients kept her busy well beyond retirement age.

She is survived by her children, Marty and Ariel (Speer), Mynda and Kenneth Camphouse, Micah and Tiffany (Hotz), Mead and Jenn (Charlson), Mason and Kirsten (Hinz); grandchildren, Riana, Chris, Evan, Cameron, Kaitlyn, Alyson, Mathias, Kairi, Emiko, Darion, Devin, Lily, Cyrus, Leah; and sister, Susan Grubb.
Bonnie was proceeded in death by her parents and husband. Services will be held at Wiederspahn- Radomsky Chapel on Thursday, May 5, at 10:00am.

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