Carl Randolph Werner, 76, of Casper, WY passed away on August 11th, 2023, in Casper.
Mr. Werner was born in Casper, WY to Jack and Lois (Lundberg) Werner on September 30th, 1946. Growing up on family ranches, he learned the value of hard, honest work. He had fond memories of fishing Sinks Canyon & often repeated memories of his perfect days that would include a creek to fish in the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. He graduated from Glenrock High School in 1964, went on to complete mechanic's school and retired from a long career at Pacificorp Dave Johnston Plant. In 1969 he married (52yrs) the love of his life, Kathy and together they raised 3 children, along with many other kids who were not their own, but they always knew they were there for them too. They always looked forward to their annual anniversary trips to Las Vegas or Reno. He was a much-cherished husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law. He enjoyed any time spent with loved ones, was a natural artist who consistently improved upon his oil painting skills and could draw anything. He loved restoring/building/racing cars, visiting friends at the kitchen table and running the grill for family BBQ's. He excelled at emptying wallets at family poker games during holiday gatherings and participating in bowling leagues. He also liked watching football, gameshows & Gunsmoke. Later in life he was proud of his gardening skills growing beautiful zinnias and continued to spoil his entire family--especially his dogs.
He was a thoughtful, kind man that taught his children generosity, humility & cowboy ethics.
He is survived by two children, Bridget Kopas (Adam) of New Braunfels, TX and Jason Werner of Salt Lake City, UT grandson, Kindle Werner (Maddison) of Converse, TX, brother, Jon Werner (Jody) of Eden, UT & numerous nieces, and nephews. All will miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy, his son, Zak, his parents, and sister, Jackie Oliver.
Through this enormous loss, his family is full of gratitude that he knew Jesus and the importance of God in his life.
Services will be at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Chapel on Saturday, August 19th at 2pm with a gathering and refreshments starting at 1pm. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery.