Garnet Myrup (Erlewine) Heckert

(October 8, 1935 - March 15, 2017)


The Lusk Herald
March 22, 2017



Memorial services for Garnet Heckert, 81, of Van Tassell, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Mon., March 20, 2017 at the Congregational Church in Lusk. She passed away Wed., March 15, 2017 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Memorials may be made to the Niobrara VFW Auxiliary 3511.

Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



The Lusk Herald
March 22, 2017


Garnet Heckert, 81, of Van Tassell, Wyoming passed away early Wed. March 15, 2017 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo. following a brief illness. Funeral services will be March 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Lusk, officiated by Mark Lohr, with a service by Lusk Does Drove #64. Burial will be at a later date.

Garnet was born October 8, 1935 to Glenn (Moon) Erlewine and Iris (Lohr) Erlewine. Garnet was the 3rd child of the Erlewine Triplets born in Lusk, Wyoming. She graduated from Niobrara County High School in 1954. In 1962 she married Donald Heckert of Van Tassell, where she resided on the family ranch until the time of her death. Garnet enjoyed her family as well as the large extended family that she had. She spent her early married life on the ranch being a devoted wife, mother and friend to the community. She was her happiest when she was waiting on and serving her family and friends.

Garnet attended the Church of Christ and the Congregational Church. She was the current president of the VFW Auxiliary #3511 of Lusk, WY, holding that position for approximately 10 years. She was an active member of the American Legion Unit #1 of Van Tassell. Garnet was a member and Past President of the Lusk Does Drove #64. She was a 4-H Leader for the Rollicking Ranchers for many years. She retired as Postmistress of Van Tassell in 2014 after serving for 38 years in that capacity. Garnet was an avid gardener, seamstress and knitter prior to beginning her career with the postal department. In her younger years she enjoyed square dancing in Harrison, NE, and boating and water skiing at Glendo Lake.

Survivors include her husband Donnie of Van Tassell, daughters Terry Davis and Donna Lloyd of Van Tassell, brother Ted Erlewine of Rapid City, SD, 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, eldest sister Betty Golden, and her triplet sister Gladys and brother Glenn.

The family suggest memorials to the VFW Auxiliary #3511 or the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1 of Van Tassell.




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