Larry Wester

Jul 25, 2017 Paid Obituary

Mr. Larry Wester was called to be with the Lord unexpectedly on July 19th in Laramie, Wyoming at the age of 67.

He is preceded in death by his father Fredrick Wester. Larry is survived by his wife, Kathie (Watts) Wester; by his mother, Bertie Wester of Buffalo, Wyoming; his children, sons and daughter in-laws, Paul and Yekaterina Wester of League City,

Texas and Brian and Latisha Wester of Laramie; his three grandchildren, Rileigh, Ingrid, and Brendan (MAIN MAN!!!) Wester; his brother and sister in-law, Daniel and Beth Wester ofCasper; and brother in-law, Kenny Watts of Riverton.

Larry was born on January 7th, 1950 in Lander, Wyoming to Fred and Bertie Wester. In 1972, Larry and Kathie were married in Riverton, Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1973 with a degree in Civil Engineering and became one of the first professionals to specialize in groundwater development for the State of Wyoming.

After graduation, Larry began his career working for Banner Associates, Inc. as a project engineer/manager and through the years became a professionally certified engineer in the State of Wyoming and several surrounding states. In 1992, Larry partnered with Mr. John Wetstein to form Wester-Wetstein Associates, Inc., were he served as President. Larry was also serving as the City Engineer for the town of Wheatland until the time of his passing.

Larry was accomplished woodworker and was fond of building his own furniture for family and friends. An avid amateur cook, he could be found barbequing and smoking meats in his backyard. He was a generous and carrying individual who loved spending time with his grandchildren. A passionate follower of University of Wyoming athletics, Larry could often be found in the stands supporting Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball teams, as well as the Cowboy football team. He was an active and dedicated member of the Hi-Wheelers Antique Automobile Car Club of America and traveled all over the region to share his passion for classic automobiles with others.

A visitation is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at First Baptist Church. A funeral service is scheduled at the First Baptist Church of Laramie on Tuesday, July 25th, at 10:00 a.m with Pastor Tom Schoeneck officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. A reception immediately following the interment will follow at the First Baptist Church.

Memorial donations can be made to the Larry Wester scholarship fund for the UW College of Engineering, Wyoming PBS, or the charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Styker Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book, visit,

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