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Daniel P. 'Mike' Svilar

Svilar, Daniel P. "Mike"

Mike was like an wonderful, close uncle to me and the best friend of my late father. We have always considered him part of our family. I will miss his special presence in my life and the life of our family. He was a trusted confident, friend, mentor and substitute dad at times. I am so sorry to not have him in my world any longer. I hope his family knows how much Mike and all them mean to my family. We feel like all of you, are part of all of us. I adore Danny and Nick and hope they will always stay in touch. I am always here for you if you need me, just as your father was there for me and my family. Dessie, Eli, Nick,Ruby and all the rest of you, my prayers and thougts are with each of you and your loved ones. A bright shining star is no longer in our lives. I was able to feel much better in his passing with the knowledge that dad would be waiting for his best lifelong friend. I could just imagine him saying, "Mike, welcome buddy, come on, I've got something to show you". Blessings, blessings, blessings to all of us who will have to go on, be better people, as he was, and know that now he and my dad are both looking over us. Much love, Lisa Herron

Lisa Herron - 11/30/2012

Statements of loss and regret for our friend Mike Svilar will be multitudinous, because Mike was a friend of everybody, at least in Wyoming. It was always fun and enjoyable to meet him. He was an excellent trial lawyer, but became more noted as a savvy business man and entrepreneur in his work for U.S. Energy, in the course of which he became a world traveler. But with all his attainments, he never forgot his beginning in Hudson and his distinguished family at Svilars, of which he was always proud. It is sad to mark his passing for he was always a leader in the uranium business and a splendid representative of Hudson and Fremont County.

Clarence A. Brimmer
United States District Judge

Judge Clarence A. Brimmer - 11/30/2012

Cathy Stolpe- McClintick - 11/30/2012

You will be missed Uncle Mike. Love and thoughts to your family at this difficult time. I will always have fond memories of you! Say hello to my Grandpo up there. You will live on through your boys! Xoxo

Sarah (Kindle) Trevino - 11/30/2012

I am sorry I cannot be there in person. Mike was a good friend and co-worker at U.S. Energy. My prayers go out to you and the 'boys. I know it has been a long hard road.

Carolyn 'Smitty' Smith - 11/30/2012

To the Svilar and Bebout family

I am so sorry to hear about Mike and my prayers and thougts go out to you and your family/ I am so sorry I can not be there in person/ My prayers are with you and your family/

Linda Kay Carlson Remer
P.O. Box 51804
Casper. Wyoming 82605LINDA KAY CARLSON REMER


Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura Toppenberg - 11/30/2012

Knowing your family and having the opportunity to serve you guys over the past few years has been a pleasure. I am sure the spirit will carry on as being a Svilar is in your blood. Prayers and heartfelt wishes to everyone hurting at this time. My condolences.


Erica Gonzalez - 12/1/2012

Dear Friends,
So sorry to hear of the loss of this wonderful man to our community. Watching him raise his boys while they went to Ashgrove School was a delight. He was kind, compassionate, and cared so deeply about his children. He would do anything he could for them. He wanted so much for them to have more success than even he had. He was definitely a family person. He was so kind to the staff --invited the boys' teachers out every year for a wonderful dinner. He really knew how to thank people! What a talented, bright person, and his children should be so thankful to have had such a dad. I know you all are hurting so much right now, and you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Alleta Baltes - 12/1/2012

Carr family/ Al- Margie- Frank- Charley- & Billy Bishop - 12/1/2012

The Carr household would like to express our deepest condolences and send our best regards in your recent loss. May God give you peace of heart and His finest grace.

Al, Margie, Frank, Charley, Billy - 12/1/2012

Dear Svilar family,

Chuck and I are so sorry to learn of Mike's death. Chuck has known and emjoyed Mike all of his life and we have had many fun conversations with him at the restaurant. Iknow that his passing will leave a gap in your lives that will be filled only by memories.

Please know that you are in our prayers.

With deepest sympathy,

Chuck & Judy Yardas - 12/1/2012

To the Svilar & Bebouut Family, Marilyn & I wish to express our sorrows & prayers fo0r both Mile & the family.

Mike & I first became acquainted when I first came to Wyoming almost fifty years ago. He was always fun to be with, and he had a wisdom that was vey deep within himself. His compassion for his fellow man was enormous. His love for his family was & is beyond words. It was a privelage to have im in our lives.

Phil & Marilyn Lavoie

Phil & Marilyn Lavoie - 12/1/2012

Dear Svilar and Bebout Family:

I'm sorry I cannot be there for Mike and you folks as I knew him for many years and I will always remember him as a very knowledgeable attorney and good friend. My heart is with all of you folks..


Kim Snyder - 12/2/2012

Please know that you are all in my prayers... remember that we can hold on the the memories of our loved ones by honoring the way they lived and taught us to live. Ones we love never leave us.

Daria Wood - 12/2/2012

Kathleen, Danny, and Nick,

I just wanted to let you know we are praying for you. I don't remember Mike not being around our families. I'm blessed to have been able to visit with him in the past 4 years again, working here in the office with him. He always had time to visit, and made sure he asked about all the rest of my family when he did.

His boys were his life here. He was always speaking about what they were up to, and what was going on with them. It was amazing how involved he was up to the end. Last conversation I had with him was about Nick.

Just wanted you to know that after all these years of Knowing Mike he was always consistent! Always honorable to me.

God's Blessing to you all.

Karlee Larsen-Zach - 12/3/2012

To the Family:
I'm sorry to hear about Mike's passing. His friendship had several major impacts on my life, from my coming to the USA as a 18 year old boy and staying with him in Hudson and getting to know Mama, Sophie and Red, to traveling to China and the Philippines with him in later years. He was always a blast to be around, and I'll remember him fondly.
Tom Hynes

Tom Hynes - 12/3/2012

To Mike's Family,
I was very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He had several major impacts on my life from bringing me to the USA as an i8 year old boy from England, to traveling to China and the Philippines with him in later years.

My sincere condolences to all of you.
Tom Hynes

tom Hynes - 12/3/2012

Good-by Uncle Mike. Thank you for your wonderful friendship, your great love for life and all you have done for so many all of your life. I will always remember our dinners together. With much love to your family and wishing all peace, your friend, Cale

Cale Case - 12/3/2012

You will always be 'Uncle Mike' to me and I will miss your humor and your smile. I will miss seeing you in Grandma and Grandpa's kitchen, having a little breakfast. I will miss you always coming to hotels around the country and telling the front desk that you need a free room because I am your niece. Surely you are having a good laugh with my Grandpa Jack...looking back on your lives. My heart aches...but knowing we will all see each other again, on the other side, is something I look forward to. You will be greatly missed!

Sending hugs to heaven and sending hugs to your family here...I wish them peace and comfort in their time of mourning.


Sonja Petrik - 12/3/2012

Good-by Uncle Mike. Thank you for your wonderful friendship, your great love for life and all you have done for so many all of your life. I will always remember our dinners together. I am so sorry that I am Tennessee during your service and must say good-by this way. With much love to your family and wishing you and all peace, your friend, Cale

Cale Case - 12/3/2012

We were so sorry to hear of Mike's passing and figure that he will be practicing before the Heavenly Courtroom above. We feel fortunate that we got to know Mike during the three and one/half years that Ron worked for him and Randy Boyer and for all the contacts with him after 1979. We always remember that he never failed to buy each table a bottle of wine at the Fremont County Bar Association Christmas party and he will be sorely missed at this year's party. We won't forget his kind and friendly nature and know that each of you miss him now and forever. We will keep him and all of you in our prayers. May God Bless him and you.

Ron & Patti Kopriva - 12/3/2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mike was a very special man and friend, he always greeted me with a smile and thanked me for my service in Vietnam. Mike made me proud to an American.

Ron Kidder & Family - 12/3/2012

What an accomplished life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
The President, Staff, and Faculty of
Wentworth Military Academy & Junior College
Lexington, Mo.

Al McCormick - 12/4/2012

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Mike will be greatly missed by so many.

Louise Herman Barnard and Family

Louise Herman Barnard - 12/4/2012

The Svilar Family,

I grew up with little Danny, and Kathleen. I am so sorry for your loss, but he was an extraordinary man and I always had the greatest respect for him.

Anita Roman - 12/4/2012

Mike Svilar was a friend of mine and I will miss him. He has left a large footprint on this earth; his own niche carved somewhere in a rock that will remain forever. H.W. Beecher said "What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose." And though we will mourn the loss of our friend, father, brother, uncle, think of the others behind the veil who are rejoicing to see him again. It will be a grand reunion for Momma and Pappa Svilar, Big Red, Sophie and the rest.
The best thing I can say about Mike is that whenever I think about him, there will be a smile on my lips and a warm feeling in my heart.

Chris Hernandez - 12/4/2012

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mike.
He was a wonderful man with a generous heart.
It was always a delight when he would stop by the
Post Office to say "hi". He will be greatly missed.

Beverly & Willard Raymond - 12/4/2012

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. He had a presence about him that got your attention when he entered the room. I knew him for many years and look back at those times and feel lucky to have known him, as an Attorney and a friend. I also remember watching him play basketball, which he was so good at. Mike was the type of person who loved life and the people around him and it showed.

He will be missed by so many. Again, my condolences to all of Mike's family.

Marian Robinson - 12/6/2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Svilar will be missed by many. My prayers are with you all.

Vicky Capellen-Williams - 12/7/2012