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Richard 'Dick' Inberg

Richard "Dick" Inberg

Apr 23, 1936 - Feb 12, 2024

Celebration of Life

Saturday, 27 April 2024 03:00 PM
Reach Club House

Dick Inberg, 87, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024 at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton, Wyoming. A Remembrance Open House with Cookies, Coffee, and Stories will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Reach Club House, 622 N. 8th St. W. Riverton, WY 82501.

 

Richard “Dick” Inberg was born on April 23, 1936, son of Elmer J. and Lola B. (Emley) Inberg in Chicago, Illinois.

 

He received his primary and secondary education in Eagle River, Wisconsin. He attended and graduated from Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI in 1959 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on mining and surveying. He spent his college summers prospecting for gold in the Arctic. 

 

Dick moved to Fremont County in 1959 to work in the uranium mines. He met Judith Rush at the El Torro Bar in Hudson and they were married On August 13, 1960 at St. Michael’s Mission Church in Ethete, Wyoming. Dick and Judy had 4 children. 


In 1959, Dick spent a few years working in the Uranium industry before starting the first of many businesses; Inberg Surveying, which then became Inberg-Miller Engineers and finally Apex Surveying.  He loved to work and ran Apex Surveying until retirement in 2014. He was proud of his ability to work in remote places all over the West and especially liked working for mining companies staking mineral claims. 

 

Dick loved anything in the out of doors.  As a young man, he loved fishing, hunting, trapping and racing boats on the lakes and rivers of Northern Wisconsin.  He played semi-pro hockey and was proud to have played with members of the 1960 Olympic Gold medal team. Eventually he discovered horses and mules and began using stock to access his fabvorite hunting and fishing areas.

 

He loved Fremont County because he could hunt, fish, ride his mules and spend time exploring. Dick was a passionate advocate for wild lands, wild places and wild creatures and was never t afraid to offer his opinion to government agencies or policy makers. He was generous with his outdoor knowledge and spent many patient hours untangling his children’s fishing lines and making sure they caught the first fish. 

Dick was not a religious man but felt  a soul could be fueled by spending time in wild places in the company of family, dogs and mules. 

 

Mr. Inberg belonged to many conservation and civic organizations. He was a founding member of the Continental Divide Trail Association, founding member and officer in the Wind River Backcountry Horseman, and Board Chair and Board member of Wyoming Wilderness Association. He was a member of The Lions Club and held several statewide and local offices. He was a fixture of the pancake supper and relished the role of pancake flipper. 

 

Survivors include his daughters, Lee Ann Inberg-Schuff and her husband, Theo Schuff of Wilson, Wyoming and Mary Ellen Nelson and her husband, Tom Nelson of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; grandchildren, Andrew Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Kylee Nelson and Kipling Schuff; brother, John Inberg and his wife, Diana of Lasalle, Colorado; sister, Nancy Farrell and her husband, John of Guelph, Ontario.

 

Mr. Inberg was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Judith Rush Inberg and their sons, Kirk D. Inberg and Eric R. Inberg.

 

The family request no flowers. Instead they ask that you please donate to your favorite hunting or fishing organization in memory of Dick Inberg.

 

On-line condolences may be made at TheDavisFuneralHome.com

 

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.