Brandon Jefferson “BJ” Buckmiller, 41, of Rozet, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2018.
Memorial services for Mr. Buckmiller begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Church in Moorcroft.
Brandon was born April 7, 1977, to Kevin Buckmiller and Cathi (Hoff) Gorder in Newcastle.
He attended school in Moorcroft and graduated in 1996. He studied at the University of Wyoming and was the football manager during that time.
He returned to the Gillette area and worked as a roustabout in the oil field as well as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver at several coal mines.
During this time, he met Mandee Conzelman and they married in 2003.
They had one son, Braxten Jett, who was born one day before his dad’s birthday on April 6, 2004. Braxten was the light of his life.
He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed golf, but it didn’t bring out his best qualities. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Hunting and fishing are what he enjoyed the most with his son.
The love Mr. Buckmiller had for his family and friends brought out the best in him. Their love for him is what drove him to keep going.
His love for Christ is what saved him. So many times we think God fails, but the truth is God heals. God didn’t fail Mr. Buckmiller. He brought him to healing. He brought him home.
Though we don’t feel like rejoicing and the loss will be felt for years to come, we will find peace in knowing that he is healed and in the arms of his savior.
Brandon is survived by his father, Kevin Buckmiller of Rapid City, South Dakota; his mother, Cathi (Ed) Gorder of Rozet; his son, Braxten Buckmiller of Rozet; former wife, Mandee Conzelman; stepdaughter, Staysha Wilson of Sturgis, South Dakota; stepsiblings, Tony (Sara) Barton and JD (Amanda) Barton, both of Upton, Rachel (Tigh) Anderberg of Mobridge, South Dakota, Marsha Del Monte of Westfield, Massachusetts, and Joshua Coleman of Virginia; grandparents, Herbert and Irene Buckmiller of Moorcroft and Warren Mitchell of Sheridan; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Doug Barton; grandmother, Barbara Mitchell; grandfather, Lawrence Hoff; uncles, Mike Buckmiller and Richard Hoff; and cousins, Hannah Fuller and Matt Gradin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials and condolences may be sent in Brandon’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716.
Condolences may also be expressed at gillettememorialchapel.com.
This paid obituary was provided by family and friends.