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Ronald D. 'Roscoe' Knuth

Ronald D. "Roscoe" Knuth

Dec 2, 1951 - Dec 31, 2012
Ronald D. “Roscoe” Knuth of Riverton died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 61 years old.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 at the BPOE Riverton Elks Lodge #1693, 207 East Main, Riverton.

Ronald David Knuth was born in Gaylord, MI on December 2, 1951, the son of Douglas and Maxine (Woodard) Knuth. He grew up in Michigan and was graduated from high school in Grayling, MI in 1971.

He moved to Glendive, MT to work in the oilfield for two years. During that time, on December 19, 1981 he married Darla Deuel in Glendive.

They moved to Riverton in 1984, where he was employed by IBA Drilling Company. He then worked at the Valley View Bowling Center and was grounds supervisor at the Fremont County Fairgrounds from 1998 to 2007. He began his employment with Stallion Oil Field Services in 2007.

Roscoe was a member of the BPOE Riverton Elks Lodge #1693, where he was a Past Exalted Ruler, Past District Deputy and Past State President, and was a member of the Riverton Country Club.

Mr. Knuth enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting, being involved in the Elks organization, visiting with his children, family and many friends. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and was also a football fan, his favorite team being the Detroit Lions.

He is survived by his wife Darla of Riverton; son, Ronald Knuth, Jr. and his wife Heather and their children Cole and Sadies, son, Jeff Knuth and his wife Vickie and their children Randy, Erin, Erica and Chris, all of Crawfordsville, IN; sisters, Phyllis Morlitz and her husband Tony of Virginia, Linda Pelton and her husband George of Grayling, MI, and Kathy McGuire and her husband Bruce; sisters-in-law, Sandy Thomas and her husband Fred of Lusk, WY, Michelle Murphy of Grand Junction, CO, and Polly Erlewine and her husband Sam of Lusk; his father-in-law, Darrell Deuel of Lusk; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his mother-in-law Mary Deuel.

Memorial donations may be made to the BPOE Riverton Elks Lodge #1693, c/o Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.