A memorial gathering for John Maller will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Walker Funeral Home, Gillette, Wyo.
John C. Maller, age 55, of Upton, WY passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2012 of a heart condition.
John was born May 30, 1957 in Mendota, IL the son of John E. and Myrna Jean (Kerchner) Maller. He was raised in Princeton, IL and graduated from Princeton High School in 1975. He went to work for BNSF railroad in Illinois and moved to Gillette, WY in 1977. John married Martha Przybilla, the love of his life, best friend, (ball and chain) on May 17, 1997 at Ponderosa Ranch, Incline Village, NV. He retired on disability from BNSF railroad in 2001.
John was a member of the Titanic Historical Society and the Burlington Route Historical Society. He was an avid sports fan and a super fan of the Chicago Bulls and “Da Bears”. He loved animals and kept a special place in his heart for his pets, especially his dog Custer and cat Mert.
John is survived by his wife Martha Maller of Upton, WY; stepsons: Ray Fietek of Las Vegas, NV; Craig Dolphay, LaRon Dolphay, and Joel (May) Westermeyer all of Gillette, WY; stepdaughter: Jessica (Casey) George of Upton, WY; brothers: Michael (Nancy) Maller of Fort Collins, CO; Paul (Bobbi) Maller of Gillette, WY; sister: Ann Maller of Princeton, IL; and by his mother Jean Maller of Princeton, IL; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and three nieces, Courtney, Katie and Elizabeth.
He was preceded in death by his father John E. Maller.
A memorial has been established to benefit Friends of Strays, a no kill shelter in Princeton, Illinois. Memorials and condolences may be sent in John’s name to Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY. Condolences may also be sent via the website to www.walkerfuneralgillette.com