Vincent Joseph Mockensturm, Sr. died suddenly on February 24, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming. He was 82 years old at the time of his death.
Vincent Mockensturm was born in Toledo Ohio on August 19, 1938 and was the youngest of seven children born to Clement Paul and Eleanora Rohrbach Mockensturm.
He married Joanne Marie Hansen on August 23, 1956 inToledo Ohio. Together they had 4 children and later divorced in 1980.
Vincent moved his family to Casper Wyoming in 1972.
On July 19,1980, Vincent married Delores Kay Wilcox Marts. Together they had Brandon Joseph Mockensturm.
Vincent and Kay moved their family to Pocatello, Idaho and later returned to Casper in 1992.
Vincent found great pleasure in fishing, golfing, drinking Budweiser with family and friends, making and canning his own hot peppers, and working hard.
He found great joy in reading and every morning he opened the paper to work on a crossword puzzle. Manners, politeness and respect were important to him wherever he went.
Vincent was a career welder working in the mining industry as well as times of self employment. Previous employers include Amoco, Toromont, Casper College and P&H MinePro. He found great satisfaction teaching his welding skills to others and diligently worked every day he was able.
He is survived by 2 brothers: John Mockensturm (Ohio) and Dick Mockensturm (Ohio); his 5 children: Vincent Joseph Mockensturm, Jr. (the late Cynthia); Victor John Mockensturm (the late Debbie); Jeanne Marie Park; Vance James Mockensturm (Valerie); and Brandon Joseph Mockensturm (Nia).
His grandchildren: Sarah Ann Mockensturm Lane (Chase); Jon Michael Mockensturm; Justin Scott Mockensturm (Cierra); Hannah Rae Mockensturm; Jacob Wayne Park; Jacquelyn Marie Bawker; Lacey Lynn Mockensturm; Rachel Marie Tobin (JD); Braylynn Mockensturm; and 7 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his late wife, Kay Mockensturm; Brothers: Raymond Mockensturm and Phillip Mockensturm; His sisters: Theresa Mockensturm and Susan Mockensturm; one grandson, Raymond Mockensturm and his beloved dog Austina.
A gathering for his family and friends will be held at the VFW Hall at 1800 Brian Stock Trail on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 1200pm-4:00pm.
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