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William Scott Wendel

William Scott Wendel

Jan 2, 1952 - Jun 11, 2015
Bill Wendel, age 63, of Riverton, WY was born January 02, 1952, in Port Hueneme, CA, and passed away at his home on June 11, 2015, after a brief battle with Melanoma cancer. He grew up in Oak View, CA. He was married to Debi from 1971 to 1994. Bill started out as an auto mechanic and went on to be an oilfield compressor mechanic, supervisor and superintendent for various oilfield companies. His career started in California, with moves to Alaska, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, back to California, with his final move to his beloved Wyoming in 1981. He worked 15 years in Evanston where he mostly raised his family. His final 17 years were spent in Riverton, with his career ending at Compass Compression. His loves and hobbies were: grandkids, family, hunting, camping, dogs, horses and pickups.

He is survived by his three daughters: Tyshana (Ben) Crochet, of Longview, TX, Farrah (Brett) Carlson, of Evanston, WY, and Jessica (Jason) Kreiling of Marble, CO. He will greatly missed by his 7 grandkids: Greg Williams, Scott, Waylon, Carlee and Myles Carlson, and Lawson and Lyrah Kreiling. He is also survived by his mother, Em Wendel and close nephew, Jason Wendel, both of Ventura, CA, and his brother, Steve Wendel of Prescott, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Wendel and brother, Pete Wendel, both of Ventura, CA.

Bill was a man of few words, unless he was telling a story or giving instructions. He loved a good laugh, a John Wayne western and would’ve made a perfect mountain man a hundred years ago. He deeply impacted and touched a lot of people. His former wife, Debi Andersen, special friend, Debbie Meeks, along with close friends, sons-in-law, and family will never forget him and will remember him fondly. His daughters and grandkids will think of him everyday. He will be forever missed. No services will be held. His ashes will be spread in the mountains that he loved. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Friends of Hospice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.