Lewis P. Fancher

Sep 18, 1928 - Jul 4, 2008
Graveside services for Lewis P. Fancher of Riverton will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton with military honors by the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Mr. Fancher died at his home in Riverton Friday morning, July 4, 2008, at the age of 79.

Lewis Paul Fancher was born in Elkhart, Kan., on Sept. 18, 1928. He entered active service with the U.S. Army in Fort Knox, Ky., on Nov. 5, 1948. He served in Korea and earned the Korean Service Medal and Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on June 5, 1952, at Camp McCoy, Wis.

Mr. Fancher moved to Shoshoni from Illinois in the early 1960s worked as a miner for Lucky Mc in the Gas Hills mines. He later moved to Riverton, retiring from Lucky Mc after 30 years with the company. He married Marjorie Fern Bloom. She preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 1999.

His family said he enjoyed being outside, working with wood and metal, building wheelbarrows and bicycles, and was a general handy man. Survivors include sons, Randy Fancher and wife Marjorie of Kinnear and Gary Fancher and wife Barbara of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Dana Fancher Bauer of Arizona; five grandchildren; brothers, Larry Fancher and Jim Fancher; sisters, Ethel Davis, Edith Tingley, Patty Ryan, and Esther Serwise.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and one grandson.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.