Devoted husband and dad, LeRoy Carroll Feusner, the eldest son of Wayne and Freda Feusner, passed on Sept. 6, 2022, in Billings, Montana. He was born on Feb. 27, 1945, in Greybull, Wyoming. During his high school days in Powell, LeRoy worked for his dad as a wholesale salesman delivering processed dairy products to local retail stores and restaurants in Powell and Cody. LeRoy attended Powell schools and graduated from Powell High School in May 1963.
While in high school, LeRoy met his future wife, Lynnette Reichert, who sat directly behind him in a sophomore English class and kept poking him in the back because, as she continued to claim throughout their marriage, she just couldn’t see the chalkboard. They were married in June, 1968 in Powell. After high school, he attended the University of Wyoming and earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering in June 1968. He also supplemented his college education by enrolling in the Air Force ROTC program, which led to a commission as a second lieutenant in the USAF at graduation.
In 1975, LeRoy earned his Professional Engineer license in chemical engineering from the State of South Dakota. He also became licensed in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. In March 1979, LeRoy began a second professional career with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a chemical/environmental engineer. He held four positions during a 30-year career with the WDEQ: namely, Southeast District Water Quality Division (WQD) Supervisor; WDEQ Oil & Hazardous Substances Response Supervisor; WQD Storage Tank Program Manager; and Solid & Hazardous Waste Division Administrator. LeRoy retired from the state of Wyoming in 2009.
In 1984, he received his professional Board Certification in environmental engineering from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE). In 1992, LeRoy was selected by the AAEE as one of 20 professional environmental engineers nationally to meet with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) to define and to establish an engineering examination scope of work for the practice of environmental engineering. LeRoy contributed his professional expertise to NCEES for 30 years.
LeRoy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lynnette (Reichert) Feusner; two daughters, Kristi (John) Warden of Eagle River, Alaska, and Katreena (Joe) Mullican of Huntsville, Alabama; one grandson, Timothy Mullican of Huntsville, Alabama; a brother, Joe (Jo Ann) Feusner of Pahrump, Nevada; a nephew, Jonathan (Ellie) of Wichita, Kansas, and a niece, Janell Feusner of Pahrump, Nevada. Preceding him in death were his dad and mom, Wayne and Freda Feusner.
The family thanks the Billings Clinic and the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana for their compassionate care of LeRoy in his final days. Visitation will be held Sept. 13, 2022, at Smith Laurel Chapel, 315 E. 3rd St. and will continue on to a graveside celebration of life with military honors at noon at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel, Montana.