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Virgil Eugene Petsch - January 26, 2010

Virgil Eugene Petsch, 69, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Albin, Wyo., passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, 2010, at the home he has shared with his mother in Cheyenne for the past year.
Virgil was born Dec. 31, 1940, in Imperial, Neb., the son of Joe and Mabel (Donze) Petsch.
Virgil graduated from Albin High School and spent his entire working life at the Y6 ranch in Meriden. When he retired, he returned to Albin and has cared for his mother for the past five years.
He was an avid outdoorsman and liked to fish and tell all the tales that accompany that sport. He hunted for deer, antelope, elk, turkeys and ducks, and the dates to acquire his hunting licenses were always of prime importance. He liked to tell stories about his ranch experiences and times spent with his many friends. Playing cribbage was a favorite pastime.
He is survived by his mother, Mabel Petsch; his sister, Joan and husband, Bill Cole; his nephew, Cory Cole and Dawn Bolander; his niece, Lori Peterson; two great-nephews, Richard Peterson and fiancée, Kate Hartman, and Dillon Cole; two great-nieces, Kara Peterson and Jessica Cole; and one great-great nephew, Blake Peterson.
?He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Petsch.
?Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, from 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the Schrader Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Friday, Jan. 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the Schrader Chapel with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery.
?Expressions of sympathy in Virgil’s memory may be made to the Wyoming Game & Fish, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82009, for habitat improvements or education.
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Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home.