Royl C. DvergsdalJan 20, 2014 Staff
Royl C. Dvergsdal, of Dubois, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at his home. He was 76 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Dubois with Pastor Roger Sterle officiating. Dubois Ramar Brown Post No. 10056 V.F.W. will perform military rites.
Royl Curt Dvergsdal was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Ladysmith, Wis., the son of Rolf and Mildred (Madson) Dvergsdal. He was raised in Waukesha County and attended school in Hartland, Wis.
In 1955, he joined the U.S. Navy and was accepted into the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was honorably discharged in 1959. He belonged to the Ramar Brown Post No. 10056 V.F.W.
After leaving the service, he worked as a machinist in Waukesha. In 1968 he came to Riverton to visit an uncle and liked it so much he decided to stay.
He worked many different jobs in Riverton, including three years as a police officer with the Riverton Police Department. He was a graduate of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.
In 1975, he moved to Dubois.
He was a Mason and a member of Dubois Lodge No. 53 A.F. & A.M..
While in Dubois, he served eight years with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, and for 18 years he owned and operated Indian Ridge Archery. He also was instrumental in organizing the Dubois Search and Rescue in 1981.
He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Dubois.
His family said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, carving wood, archery and NASCAR and was an big Green Bay Packers fan. He also said, "I have five wonderful grandchildren, and two children that I love to spend time with."
He is survived by his son, Justin (Amy) Dvergsdal of Dubois; daughter Erica (Jason) Harker of Riverton; grandchildren Nicholas Dvergsdal, Seth Dvergsdal, Codi Raymond, Garrett Raymond and Kaycee Harker; and sisters Clarene Daily and Cheri Peckam of Hartland, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rolf and Mildred Dvergsdal.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.