Leonard Eugene Zietz of Casper, Wyoming, died Monday evening, February 10, 2020 surrounded by his family at his beloved home. Born May 22, 1946, in Minot, North Dakota, he was the son of the late Donald and Harriet Zietz and he was the middle child of their five children.
As a child he traveled throughout the country with his family because his father worked in the oil field. He graduated Wilburton High School in 1964 in Oklahoma and then graduated Chadron State College in 1974 in Nebraska.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and was stationed in England. This is where he met Deirdre Hannigan his future wife. They married in 1969 and celebrated their 50-year anniversary in 2019.
After his service in the Navy he made his home in Casper Wyoming. He ultimately opened his own medical uniform store called MedForm located downtown Casper. He truly enjoyed the uniform store and everyone who shopped there quickly became a friend.
Leonard loved time with his family, golfing, gardening, and trying new recipes. He was also loyal fan of the Wyoming Cowboys football and basketball.
He is survived by his wife Deidre Zietz, his two daughters Heidi Long and Wendy Messinger, his grandchildren Chelsie Long, Chad Long, Leo DeLima, Nick Messinger, and Bradey Messinger. His surviving siblings are Dale Zietz, Linda Yoder and Carol Richards.
Leonard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be deeply missed.
The family is grateful to doctors and staff at Rocky Mountain Oncology, Wyoming Medical Center and Central Wyoming Hospice for their care and kindness.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Bustard’s Funeral Home. Service will also be at Bustard’s on Friday, Feb. 21 starting at 2 p.m. A reception will be held at the Bustard Reception Center immediately following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 555, 2321 West 20th Street, Washington, DC 55555.
Services are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby, Funerals, Cremations, Monuments and Receptions, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.
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