Obituary Details

Calvin Elias Dillon

(11/15/1906 - 03/09/1991)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 03/13/1991

Calvin Elias Dillon

The Lusk Herald
March 13, 1991

Dillon found dead, pickup still missing

The body of an 84-year-old Converse County man was found Saturday, March 9, and his death has been ruled as a homicide.

Calvin Dillon, father of Lusk resident Coleen Siebken, was reported missing March 2, and became the subject of a "massive search," according to a statement from the Converse County Sheriff's Office.

The statement said the body was found in "rural Converse County." He lived alone on 40 acres about six miles north of Glenrock, three-quarters of a mile from the nearest neighbor.

His 1979 white Ford Courier pickup is still missing, authorities said. The license number is 14-1810. Anyone knowing information about the truck or what happened to Dillon are urged to contact the Converse or Niobrara County Sheriff's Departments.

Dillon had lived in the Glenrock area about a year.

March 20, 1991
The Lusk Herald

Calvin Elias Dillon

Graveside services and interment for Calvin Elias Dillon, 84, were held Friday, March 15, 1991, at 2 p.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Springview, Neb.

Calvin disappeared Friday, March 1, 1991 and was found Saturday March 9, 1991 near Glenrock. He was born Nov. 15, 1906, in Springview, Neb., the son of Washington and Cora Virginia Dillon. He was one of 12 children. He was reared and educated in Springview.

He came to Wyoming and homesteaded north of Lance Creek. He was involved in the cattle trucking business in the Manville and Lusk, Wyo. area. He was married to Rinnie Brewer in Lusk on Dec. 31, 1930 at the First Baptist Church by Reverend Browning. He lived on the homestead until 1938, moving to Manville, where he was involved in the cattle trucking business. The Dillon family returned to Nebraska in 1940 where he was engaged in the farming and ranching business. He then entered in to the trucking business, being an independent trucker in the Ainsworth and Springview, Neb., area.

He was active in the Senior Citizens Center in Glenrock. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic Lodge. He was interested in and helped many different people.

He is survived by his children; Coleen Siebken of Lusk, Lucille Williams of Worland, Joseph Dillon of Glenrock and Shirley Langer of Lusk; one sister, Dica Carr of Bassett, Neb., and a brother, Jake Dillon of Hollister, Idaho; many nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two sons, Frank and Calvin, three grandchildren, Michael Lee Williams, Randy J. Dillon and Calvin E. Dillon; and nine brothers and sisters.

A Calvin Dillon Memorial Fund has been established in care of the Church of Christ in Lusk.

Family and friends called at a memorial service at the Lusk Church of Christ Monday, March 18. Services were conducted by Rev. Mark Lohr.

The Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

April 3, 1991
The Lusk Herald

Juvenile held for Dillon murder

A juvenile is being held in connection with the murder of former Lusk resident Calvin Dillon.

The body of the 84-year-old Glenrock man was discovered hidden in rural Converse County on March 9 after being reported missing March 1. His 1979 Ford Courier pickup which had also been missing was found March 12 in the garage of an unoccupied residence in Rolling Hills in Douglas. The pickup had been the object of a nation-wide search and was located while deputies were conducting a building by building search of vacant or abandoned buildings in western Converse County.

The State Crime Lab was notified when the vehicle was discovered and tested for fingerprints and substances. Converse County Attorney Tom Burley could not comment on the age or the sex of the juvenile being held because of Wyoming's laws protecting juveniles.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Converse County Sheriff's Office at 358-4700. Persons wanting to remain anonymous may call CRIMESTOPPERS in Douglas at 358-4000, or Glenrock at 436-9000.

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