Obituary photo of Robert Wuertley, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Robert Nelson Wuertley

1950 - 2022
Obituary photo of Robert Wuertley, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Robert Nelson Wuertley

1950 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Service:
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234
Robert Nelson Wuertley Life story video
Robert (Bob) Nelson Wuertley was born on November 7, 1950 in Billings, Montana to Robert F. and Juanita M. (Richardson) Wuertley. He passed away on January 6, 2022 at the Casper Mountain Rehabilitation and Nursing Care facility from complications due to Alzheimer's.

At the time of his birth the family lived in Lodge Grass, Montana. They moved to Midwest, Wyoming in 1953, then to Kimball, Nebraska in 1957, then to Brush, Colorado in 1961. In 1966 they then moved to Riverton, Wyoming. Bob attended Riverton High School, graduating with the class of 1969.He also attended Central Wyoming College in Riverton for 2 years (when the college was in its beginning stages). He worked for Safeway during his high school years. He married Adene Lohrenz Brill on June 26, 1971. In 1972 he was hired by Amoco Production Co. and he and Adene moved to Brighton, Colorado where he worked in the Ft. Lupton area. Their son, Jay, was born in Brighton in 1974. They then moved to Longmont before requesting a transfer back to Wyoming. In 1976, Bob, Adene and Jay moved to Bairoil, Wyoming where he worked at the old Plant 22, then Wertz Gas Plant and then as foreman at the Amoco CO2 gas processing plant. Their son, Adam, was born in 1977. Bob was employed by Amoco for 27.5 years, then worked for Merit Energy for 7 years after the company bought the field from Amoco. Bob retired in 2007. He was known for his knowledge of the gas processing plant and was well thought of by his co-workers down through the years. Bob also served for 25 years on the Bairoil Volunteer Fired Department, and also went to several training schools for Amoco to learn about dealing with fires in the oil field.

Bob loved anything to do with the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, especially at Pathfinder Reservoir with his boat, and ice fishing as well as fly fishing. He became quite proficient at fly tying and also reloading his own ammunition. He loved to hunt sage chickens, antelope, deer and elk and was fortunate at one time to draw a moose permit and harvest a moose. He and Adene enjoyed 4-wheeling and riding their side x side. He loved living in Bairoil and the wide-open spaces it has to offer. He especially liked driving in his old trucks around the area on the desert and mountain roads going up to Green Mountain. Bob loved his '69 Chevy trucks and had a special place in his heart for his 1955 Chevy Bel Air that he bought for $50 from a farmer in Riverton when he was 18 years old and rebuilt it with the help of his good friend, Pat Hutchison.

Bob loved his boys and was very proud of them. He loved his dogs and he enjoyed feeding and watching the different birds that frequented the feeders in his yard. Bob could identify all of them and was very knowledgable about the wildlife in Wyoming.

Bob is survived by his wife, Adene of Bairoil; sons Jay, Rawlins, Wyoming and Adam (Tammy) Evansville, Wyoming; sister, Linda Bennett (Robert) Dayton, Nevada; brother Ron Wuertley (Renee) Pinedale, Wyoming; Nephews Brandon Bennett (Tierney), Reno Nevada; Brent Bennett (Jennifer) Buffalo, Wyoming; Erin Rossman (Michelle) Cheyenne, Wyoming; Isaiah Henson (Kathy) Two Harbors, Minnesota; niece Diahn Erikson (Scott) Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Bob will be missed by many friends and family, especially by his wife of 50 years and his boys, but we know he is at peace now in the arms of Jesus.

Your memorial to Bob is just remembering him and if possible, attending his service on Saturday, January 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper. Dress casual, that is how Bob would have dressed, he was a casual kind of guy.

If you choose to do so, you can remember him with a memorial to either the Alzheimer's Association or to the Bairoil Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 71, Bairoil, WY 82322.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Service:
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234

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