(Apr. 17, 2008)
Van C. Holscher, 68, of Osage, Wyo., died Thursday, April 17, at the Weston County Hospital in Newcastle. He was born June 11, 1939, in Lyman, Nebr., but grew up in Powell. He attended the University of Wyoming on a track scholarship and also served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Van loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved people, especially his family and best buds. There was never a dull moment when he was around. Van was a Jack of all trades. He worked on ranches, construction, trail rides and hunting camps, and he enjoyed playing drums with the "Pop a Tops" in Powell.
Van's favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, gardening and his greenhouse. But most of all, he enjoyed sitting around just visiting and teasing. He had a special knack of adding a lot of color to his stories. He will be missed.
Van is survived by his wife, Dianna (Dee) Holscher and a son, Kyle, from a previous marriage, and several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of friends and family for Van Holscher will be held from noon to 3 p.m., at the Osage Community Center on Sunday, April 27. Black Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Sturgis have been entrusted with arrangements.