Gladys Viola Wicker, age 90, of Casper, passed away September 3, 2019. Gladys was born July 12, 1929 in Baker, Montana to Hans and Albina (IngeborgUlven) Tronstad. She met and married Donald Johnson, and to this union they welcomed three children, Carlotta, Lonnie, and Jessie and later they divorced. Thereafter, she met and married Dwight Wicker, the love of her life, and they spent their lives together in the same home they bought when they got married, until his passing in January of 2019. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life, caring for her husband and children. Gladys and Dwight enjoyed rock hunting, fishing, and going out dancing. Family and friends enjoyed many holiday get-togethers and home cooked meals such as their specialty foods - canned fruit and vegetables, jams, lefse, milk gravy, and the more decadent foods like prime rib, king crab, and divinity. She enjoyed time gardening. Throughout her life, she always had a dog, "additional family members, not just a pet". She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother – and was greatly loved by all. She had no favorite children or grandchildren but each were made to feel as if they were the most special, because of the love and attention she gave each one of them.
In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dwight Wicker, children, Carlotta Spaniol and Lonnie Johnson, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. She is survived by her son, Jesse Johnson, brother, Floyd Tronstad, numerous grandchildren, great-children, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Oregon Trail State Veteran's Cemetery on Monday, September 9th, 2019, at 2:00 in the afternoon.
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