Henry J. "Hank" Hytrek



Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(January 20, 1918 - May 7, 2004)


The Lusk Herald
May 12, 2004


Henry J. (Hank) Hytrek

Henry J. Hytrek, 86, died Friday, May 7, at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas. He was a 55 year resident of Lusk.

Mr. Hytrek was born January 20, 1918 at the family home near Glendo, one of 16 children born to Victoria and Paul Hytrek. He married Ruth Hughes, a resident of the Flattop area on December 14, 1942. The couple had four children, Olga (Hytrek) Haley of Portland, Ore., Dan Hytrek of Eugene, Ore., Dale Hytrek of Lusk and Deborah (Hytrek) Meng of Lusk.

He served in World War II, including time in Belgium and France. He returned to Arizona where he and his family resided until the end of the war. He then returned to Wyoming and moved to Lusk in the early 1950's. He worked for the Western Repair Shop and Pfister Farms for many years. Up until the age of 85, he still managed to work on his son Dale's ranch and helped son-in-law Jim Meng at the Meng Ranch. Mr. Hytrek was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and enjoyed fishing, gardening, league bowling and walking for good health.

His wife, Ruth, preceded him in death in 1985. He is survived by all four children and nine grandchildren: Terra Spencer and Michael Spencer of Portland, Ore.; Kresta (Meng) Leimser of Hutchinson, Kans.; Kara (Meng) Stout of Alliance, Neb.; Ryan Meng of Lusk; Tomi (Hytrek) Garretson of Casper; Toby Hytrek of Laramie; Brett Hytrek of Laramie; and Ali Hytrek of Eugene, Ore. He is also survived by six brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on May 11, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lusk with burial in the Lusk Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the Cozy Corner. Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




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