|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1923|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 2007|
Tolbert "Tuck" Schrater Sheridan – Services for Tuck Schrater, 83, will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Champion Ferries Funeral Home in Sheridan with the Pastor Dan Keller officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at Mount Hope Cemetery in Big Horn. A reception will be held at the Big Horn Women's Club following the services. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
The family would like to invite all who have been touched by cancer to be "tough enough" to wear pink with the family to the services.
He died June 17, 2007, at home following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born on September 21, 1923 in Buffalo, Wyoming and attended high school there.
On September 26, 1942 he and Lila Workman eloped in Billings in a double wedding ceremony with friends Steve and Dorothy Will. Tuck and Lila met on WYO Rodeo weekend in 1942.
After high school Tuck worked on several ranches around the Sheridan area. He then worked at the Wyoming Girls School, retiring in 1989.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid team roper, fisherman, and hunter. He was known for his "quick wit" and contagious humor. He also loved delivering cookies to several area individuals. Tuck served as a 4-H leader for many years and also taught welding classes at night at Sheridan College.
Survivors include his four children; Mrs. Ginger Dillon of Casper, WY; Mr. Frank Schrater of Buffalo, WY; Mr. Dan Schrater Butler, MO; and Ms. Melodee White of Billings, MT; six grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lila, parents Frank and Lucina Schrater, sisters Billie Ross and Frances Mahoney, brother Robert Schrater, and grandson Tyler Kane Schrater.
In lieu of flowers memorials may benefit the Big Horn Women's Club air conditioning fund, American Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Francis Rea Schrater (1878 - 1968)
Lucina Mae Million Schrater (1884 - 1955)
Lila Edith Workman Schrater (1925 - 1998)*
Frances Mae Schrater Mahoney (1915 - 2006)*
Tolbert Knebel Schrater (1923 - 2007)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Marsha Hanson Dillon
Record added: Nov 08, 2008
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