Obituaries: Whitehead, Hahn, Richards – Casper, WY Oil City News


Charles “Chuck” Whitehead

Charles “Chuck” Whitehead: July 5, 1961 ~ October 4, 2021 (60 years old)

Charles “Chuck” Daniel Whitehead, 60, of Casper, Wyoming, died on October 4, 2021.

He was born on July 5, 1961 in Casper, Wyoming. Chuck lived most of his life in Casper, except for a short time when his mother, Alice, moved him with his sisters, Ruby and Reba, and his brother William “Bill” to Maryland.

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His family, all but Bill, ended up returning to Casper.

Chuck decided to drop out of school and join the workforce. His first job was at JWWilliams as a marauder. Less than a year later he was working for the company as a welder. He worked long hours and became a very skilled welder and received many accolades from the company.

In 1999, Chuck decided to get his GED and got it at a graduation ceremony at Casper College. He continued to work at JWWilliams for many years. He ended up working at CVIC where he took partial retirement.

Chuck never married and had no plans to have children. He regarded his nieces and nephews as children he did not have and loved them as such.

His whole world changed when a girl he was unaware of walked into his life. He was delighted to find out that he not only had a daughter, but also a granddaughter.

Chuck had the warmest smile that could light up a room. Chuck had many passions throughout his life. His favorite football team was the Ravens. He liked to eat a bowl full of chocolate ice cream. Chuck had a deep love for classic rock.

His greatest passions were taking his family hunting and fishing in the rocks. His goal was to share his knowledge with those who were ready to learn.

He worked hard early in his life so that he could spend his later years doing the things he loved with his family. He was always there for his family and never failed to step in when he saw that they had a need.

Chuck is survived by his father Jimmie Nicholson, daughter Mari Geisner (Doug Geisner), nieces Samantha Ohst (Jonathan Ohst), Krystal Garcia (Andy Garcia), Kyann Dutton, nephews Justin Curtis (Cassie Curtis) and Levi Riddle, grandchildren Naomi Geisner, Christian Geisner, Logan Geisner, nieces Elle Shaw, Lea Ohst, Evalynn Garcia, Lilou Dutton, Madalynn Curtis, Cooper Curtis and grandnephews Jayden Shaw, Caleb Ohst, Riley Ohst, Julian Garcia, Cameron Walker, Jamesin Burgess, Quinten Curtis, Theodore Curtis, several cousins ​​including his best friend Mike Hixon (Monet Hixon).

Chuck is predeceased by his mother Alice Nicholson, his brother William “Bill” Whitehead, his sisters Ruby Curtis and Reba Riddle.

There will be a memorial for Chuck in the spring of 2022 in Casper, Wyoming.

Nick rolland hahn: April 3, 1946 ~ October 9, 2021 (75 years old)

Nick Rolland (Bud) Hahn was born in Tacoma, Washington on April 3, 1946. He was the second child of Nick Hahn and Pearl Eleanor Nicholson. He was a really cute little boy with curly hair, dimples and a wonderful smile.

The family moved to Wyoming when he was little and lived in Edgerton near his grandparents. By the time he started school, the family had moved to Farson, Wyoming, where he attended school from grades one to four. They were in Powell, Wyoming for the fifth year and Worland, Wyoming for the sixth year. The next move was to Edgerton, Wyoming and Nick went to Junior High and High School in nearby Midwest, Wyoming.

He liked school, was a good student and participated in the activities offered to him. He played the clarinet and was on the football and basketball teams.

After graduating from high school, he attended university for two years, then in October 1968 he enlisted in the military. His first mission was to Germany, then he was sent to Viet Nam. He received an honorable discharge in December 1970 upon his return from Viet Nam.

Bud has worked in a variety of jobs over the years, including on a fish processing boat in Alaska and laying fiber optic cables in Florida. Most of the time, however, he worked as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator in Wyoming’s oil fields.

He eventually moved to the Veterans Home in Buffalo, Wyoming, where he served on the Residents’ Council for a time. He made a lot of friends there and enjoyed going out, playing pool and bingo. He was a good pool player and won the 8 ball championship in a tournament.

In 2018, his health had deteriorated and he moved to the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming, where he again made friends and participated in the activities offered to him. He died there on October 9, 2021.

He was predeceased by his parents Nick and Pearl Hahn.

He is survived by two sisters and a brother. Judy (Gordon) Saathoff of Evanston, Wyoming, Billie Jean Garnhart of Edgerton, Wyoming and Carl (Edie) Hahn of Gillette, Wyoming and 3 nieces and 6 nephews.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is now at home.

God bless you, Bud.

Details of the service are pending at this time.

Danny lee richards: April 9, 1951 ~ October 6, 2021 (70 years old)

Danny Lee Richards, 70, died on October 6, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and various outdoor activities. He was the Minnesota State Arm Wrestling champion in 1974 and 1975.

Danny moved to Oregon in 1986 and raised his family there. He is survived by his siblings Rick, Jeff and Linda, his son Jeremy Richards and his daughter Christianne Richards and his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Danny Dean Richards.

No funeral or memorial service is planned immediately. The family will notify relatives in the future when a service is scheduled.

The arrangements are entrusted to the care of Outarde & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.


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