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Tom Preuit, 73, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away January 20, 2011 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo., following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Wheatland, Wyo., the son of Edward Burton and Virgie May (Moore) Preuit. He was raised and educated in Wheatland, Wyo., graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. He attended the University of Wyoming for the next two years, and following his college education he moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work in the oil field for a short time.

Upon his return to Wheatland, Wyo., he married Beverly K. LaFollette on November 21, 1959, and they just had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He began his career in farming and ranching, a love of his life, and also worked part-time at the local Postal Service. Tom was actively engaged in farming and ranching up until his death.

Tom was an extremely hard-working individual and some of his outstanding accomplishments were receiving the “Outstanding Young Farmer Award” numerous times and also being awarded the “Top 10 Sugar Beet Grower” in 1993 and 1996.

Throughout the years, Tom served on numerous boards including, President of the Wheatland Beet Growers Association, President and member of the Wheatland Jaycees, Wheatland Irrigation District Board, and a member of the local and state Stockgrowers Association. Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyo.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his ranch and cattle, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his wonderful grandchildren. Tom was a true cowboy-loving rodeo and the cowboy way of life, and never missed the “Daddy of Em’ All.” Tom loved to dance, enjoyed playing cards, lived life to the fullest, and was a good friend and neighbor to all.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Tami Finnerty and Tracy Preuit and wife, Kellie; four grandchildren, Katy and Brad Finnerty and Kobey and Kade Preuit; sister, Helen Bauer and husband Bob; and brother, Richard Preuit, all of Wheatland, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed, on July 3, 1995 and mother, Virgie, on June 30, 1994.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment was in the family plot at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Preuit Memorial Fund and will go to benefit the Wheatland High School Rodeo Club and can be sent to the First State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201.

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.GormanFH.com.

Tom Preuit, 73, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away January 20, 2011 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo., following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Wheatland, Wyo., the son of Edward Burton and Virgie May (Moore) Preuit. He was raised and educated in Wheatland, Wyo., graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. He attended the University of Wyoming for the next two years, and following his college education he moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work in the oil field for a short time.

Upon his return to Wheatland, Wyo., he married Beverly K. LaFollette on November 21, 1959, and they just had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He began his career in farming and ranching, a love of his life, and also worked part-time at the local Postal Service. Tom was actively engaged in farming and ranching up until his death.

Tom was an extremely hard-working individual and some of his outstanding accomplishments were receiving the “Outstanding Young Farmer Award” numerous times and also being awarded the “Top 10 Sugar Beet Grower” in 1993 and 1996.

Throughout the years, Tom served on numerous boards including, President of the Wheatland Beet Growers Association, President and member of the Wheatland Jaycees, Wheatland Irrigation District Board, and a member of the local and state Stockgrowers Association. Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyo.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his ranch and cattle, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his wonderful grandchildren. Tom was a true cowboy-loving rodeo and the cowboy way of life, and never missed the “Daddy of Em’ All.” Tom loved to dance, enjoyed playing cards, lived life to the fullest, and was a good friend and neighbor to all.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Tami Finnerty and Tracy Preuit and wife, Kellie; four grandchildren, Katy and Brad Finnerty and Kobey and Kade Preuit; sister, Helen Bauer and husband Bob; and brother, Richard Preuit, all of Wheatland, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed, on July 3, 1995 and mother, Virgie, on June 30, 1994.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment was in the family plot at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Preuit Memorial Fund and will go to benefit the Wheatland High School Rodeo Club and can be sent to the First State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201.

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.GormanFH.com.

Tom Preuit, 73, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away January 20, 2011 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo., following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Wheatland, Wyo., the son of Edward Burton and Virgie May (Moore) Preuit. He was raised and educated in Wheatland, Wyo., graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. He attended the University of Wyoming for the next two years, and following his college education he moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work in the oil field for a short time.

Upon his return to Wheatland, Wyo., he married Beverly K. LaFollette on November 21, 1959, and they just had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He began his career in farming and ranching, a love of his life, and also worked part-time at the local Postal Service. Tom was actively engaged in farming and ranching up until his death.

Tom was an extremely hard-working individual and some of his outstanding accomplishments were receiving the “Outstanding Young Farmer Award” numerous times and also being awarded the “Top 10 Sugar Beet Grower” in 1993 and 1996.

Throughout the years, Tom served on numerous boards including, President of the Wheatland Beet Growers Association, President and member of the Wheatland Jaycees, Wheatland Irrigation District Board, and a member of the local and state Stockgrowers Association. Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyo.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his ranch and cattle, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his wonderful grandchildren. Tom was a true cowboy-loving rodeo and the cowboy way of life, and never missed the “Daddy of Em’ All.” Tom loved to dance, enjoyed playing cards, lived life to the fullest, and was a good friend and neighbor to all.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Tami Finnerty and Tracy Preuit and wife, Kellie; four grandchildren, Katy and Brad Finnerty and Kobey and Kade Preuit; sister, Helen Bauer and husband Bob; and brother, Richard Preuit, all of Wheatland, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed, on July 3, 1995 and mother, Virgie, on June 30, 1994.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment was in the family plot at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Preuit Memorial Fund and will go to benefit the Wheatland High School Rodeo Club and can be sent to the First State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201.

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.GormanFH.com.

Tom Preuit, 73, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away January 20, 2011 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo., following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Wheatland, Wyo., the son of Edward Burton and Virgie May (Moore) Preuit. He was raised and educated in Wheatland, Wyo., graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. He attended the University of Wyoming for the next two years, and following his college education he moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work in the oil field for a short time.

Upon his return to Wheatland, Wyo., he married Beverly K. LaFollette on November 21, 1959, and they just had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He began his career in farming and ranching, a love of his life, and also worked part-time at the local Postal Service. Tom was actively engaged in farming and ranching up until his death.

Tom was an extremely hard-working individual and some of his outstanding accomplishments were receiving the “Outstanding Young Farmer Award” numerous times and also being awarded the “Top 10 Sugar Beet Grower” in 1993 and 1996.

Throughout the years, Tom served on numerous boards including, President of the Wheatland Beet Growers Association, President and member of the Wheatland Jaycees, Wheatland Irrigation District Board, and a member of the local and state Stockgrowers Association. Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyo.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his ranch and cattle, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his wonderful grandchildren. Tom was a true cowboy-loving rodeo and the cowboy way of life, and never missed the “Daddy of Em’ All.” Tom loved to dance, enjoyed playing cards, lived life to the fullest, and was a good friend and neighbor to all.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Tami Finnerty and Tracy Preuit and wife, Kellie; four grandchildren, Katy and Brad Finnerty and Kobey and Kade Preuit; sister, Helen Bauer and husband Bob; and brother, Richard Preuit, all of Wheatland, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed, on July 3, 1995 and mother, Virgie, on June 30, 1994.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment was in the family plot at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Preuit Memorial Fund and will go to benefit the Wheatland High School Rodeo Club and can be sent to the First State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201.

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.GormanFH.com.

Tom Preuit, 73, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away January 20, 2011 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo., following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Wheatland, Wyo., the son of Edward Burton and Virgie May (Moore) Preuit. He was raised and educated in Wheatland, Wyo., graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. He attended the University of Wyoming for the next two years, and following his college education he moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work in the oil field for a short time.

Upon his return to Wheatland, Wyo., he married Beverly K. LaFollette on November 21, 1959, and they just had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He began his career in farming and ranching, a love of his life, and also worked part-time at the local Postal Service. Tom was actively engaged in farming and ranching up until his death.

Tom was an extremely hard-working individual and some of his outstanding accomplishments were receiving the “Outstanding Young Farmer Award” numerous times and also being awarded the “Top 10 Sugar Beet Grower” in 1993 and 1996.

Throughout the years, Tom served on numerous boards including, President of the Wheatland Beet Growers Association, President and member of the Wheatland Jaycees, Wheatland Irrigation District Board, and a member of the local and state Stockgrowers Association. Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyo.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his ranch and cattle, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his wonderful grandchildren. Tom was a true cowboy-loving rodeo and the cowboy way of life, and never missed the “Daddy of Em’ All.” Tom loved to dance, enjoyed playing cards, lived life to the fullest, and was a good friend and neighbor to all.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Tami Finnerty and Tracy Preuit and wife, Kellie; four grandchildren, Katy and Brad Finnerty and Kobey and Kade Preuit; sister, Helen Bauer and husband Bob; and brother, Richard Preuit, all of Wheatland, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed, on July 3, 1995 and mother, Virgie, on June 30, 1994.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment was in the family plot at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Preuit Memorial Fund and will go to benefit the Wheatland High School Rodeo Club and can be sent to the First State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201.

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.GormanFH.com.

Tom Preuit, 73, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away January 20, 2011 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo., following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Wheatland, Wyo., the son of Edward Burton and Virgie May (Moore) Preuit. He was raised and educated in Wheatland, Wyo., graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. He attended the University of Wyoming for the next two years, and following his college education he moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work in the oil field for a short time.

Upon his return to Wheatland, Wyo., he married Beverly K. LaFollette on November 21, 1959, and they just had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He began his career in farming and ranching, a love of his life, and also worked part-time at the local Postal Service. Tom was actively engaged in farming and ranching up until his death.

Tom was an extremely hard-working individual and some of his outstanding accomplishments were receiving the “Outstanding Young Farmer Award” numerous times and also being awarded the “Top 10 Sugar Beet Grower” in 1993 and 1996.

Throughout the years, Tom served on numerous boards including, President of the Wheatland Beet Growers Association, President and member of the Wheatland Jaycees, Wheatland Irrigation District Board, and a member of the local and state Stockgrowers Association. Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyo.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his ranch and cattle, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his wonderful grandchildren. Tom was a true cowboy-loving rodeo and the cowboy way of life, and never missed the “Daddy of Em’ All.” Tom loved to dance, enjoyed playing cards, lived life to the fullest, and was a good friend and neighbor to all.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Tami Finnerty and Tracy Preuit and wife, Kellie; four grandchildren, Katy and Brad Finnerty and Kobey and Kade Preuit; sister, Helen Bauer and husband Bob; and brother, Richard Preuit, all of Wheatland, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed, on July 3, 1995 and mother, Virgie, on June 30, 1994.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment was in the family plot at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Preuit Memorial Fund and will go to benefit the Wheatland High School Rodeo Club and can be sent to the First State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201.

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.GormanFH.com.

Tom Preuit, 73, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away January 20, 2011 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo., following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Wheatland, Wyo., the son of Edward Burton and Virgie May (Moore) Preuit. He was raised and educated in Wheatland, Wyo., graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. He attended the University of Wyoming for the next two years, and following his college education he moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work in the oil field for a short time.

Upon his return to Wheatland, Wyo., he married Beverly K. LaFollette on November 21, 1959, and they just had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He began his career in farming and ranching, a love of his life, and also worked part-time at the local Postal Service. Tom was actively engaged in farming and ranching up until his death.

Tom was an extremely hard-working individual and some of his outstanding accomplishments were receiving the “Outstanding Young Farmer Award” numerous times and also being awarded the “Top 10 Sugar Beet Grower” in 1993 and 1996.

Throughout the years, Tom served on numerous boards including, President of the Wheatland Beet Growers Association, President and member of the Wheatland Jaycees, Wheatland Irrigation District Board, and a member of the local and state Stockgrowers Association. Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyo.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his ranch and cattle, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his wonderful grandchildren. Tom was a true cowboy-loving rodeo and the cowboy way of life, and never missed the “Daddy of Em’ All.” Tom loved to dance, enjoyed playing cards, lived life to the fullest, and was a good friend and neighbor to all.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Tami Finnerty and Tracy Preuit and wife, Kellie; four grandchildren, Katy and Brad Finnerty and Kobey and Kade Preuit; sister, Helen Bauer and husband Bob; and brother, Richard Preuit, all of Wheatland, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed, on July 3, 1995 and mother, Virgie, on June 30, 1994.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment was in the family plot at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Preuit Memorial Fund and will go to benefit the Wheatland High School Rodeo Club and can be sent to the First State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201.

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.GormanFH.com.


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