John Maller

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 2:24 p.m. CDT

UPTON, Wyo. — John C. Maller, 55, of Upton, Wyo., passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, of a heart condition.

Born May 30, 1957, in Mendota, the son of John E. and Myrna Jean (Kerchner) Maller, he married Martha Przybilla May 17, 1997, at Ponderosa Ranch in Incline Village, Nev. She survives.

He was raised in Princeton and graduated from Princeton High School in 1975. He went to work for BNSF railroad in Illinois and moved to Gillette, Wyo., in 1977. He retired in 2001.

He was a member of the Titanic Historical Society and the Burlington Route Historical Society.

Also surviving are four stepsons, Ray Fietek of Las Vegas, Nev., and Craig Dolphay, LaRon Dolphay and Joel (May) Westermeyer, all of Gillette, Wyo.; one stepdaughter, Jessica (Casey) George of Upton, Wyo.; two brothers, Michael (Nancy) Maller of Fort Collins, Colo., and Paul (Bobbi) Maller of Gillette, Wyo.; one sister, Ann Maller of Princeton; his mother, Jean Maller of Princeton; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three nieces, Courtney, Katie and Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Maller.

A memorial gathering will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Walker Funeral Home in Gillette, Wyo.

Memorials may be directed to Friends of Strays, a no-kill shelter in Princeton.

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