De Earl Wollenzien, 85, beloved husband of Leona Wollenzien for 48 years, died Sunday, June 30, in the respite care Unit of Springdale Village. Born in Hot Springs, South Dakota, as there were no hospitals in Newcastle, WY at the time. He grew up in Worland, WY and then in Laramie, WY where he attended the University of Wyoming. He served in the US Army for 2 ¾ years with active service in the Continental US and Territory of Hawaii.
His father, Frederick Earl Wollenzien, Mother Norma Lindberg, both deceased. Sister June Blake (Paul) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, both deceased. Nephew, David Blake (Peggy) of Texas. Three sons, Wayne Earl Wollenzien (Angela) of Niles Michigan, Richard Cometto, Denver CO, deceased, Charles Cometto, Denver, CO.
He was employed by the state of Wyoming in various departments for 35 years. Many years of service to Wyoming Jaycees in Laramie, WY; Local Treasurer, Board of Directors, and Local Executive Secretary and State Jaycee President, receiving the honor of Outstanding Young Men in 1965.
De Earl was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; serving in the Mesa, AZ Temple for 17 years and the Gilbert, AZ Temple for two years with his wife Leona.
Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mesa, Arizona.
Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day.