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William F. Shimmin ~ June 5, 1946 - Sept. 21, 2013

Posted: Thursday, Sep 26th, 2013


William F. Shimmin


William F. (Bill) Shimmin, age 67, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer.

He was born on June 5, 1946 in Leadville, Colorado, the son of James E. & Bette L. Shimmin. Bill was one of three children.

Bill married Olga Jean Churlick on Nov. 17, 1967. Bill and Olga had three children, Francine, Shelly, and Rick. Bill enjoyed hunting, riding four wheelers, camping, and horses. Bill worked at the Leif mine, FMC coke plant, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, as a corrections officer for the Lincoln County Sheriff's office, and as a police officer for the Town of Diamondville; most recently, he worked as a truck driver with BTI in Kemmerer. He also served as a councilman for the Town of Diamondville.

Bill will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Olga Shimmin; daughters Francine (Dave) Schoen and Shelly (Darren) Hysell; and son Rick (Kimberli) Shimmin.

He is also survived by a sister, Patrice (Kent) Service; niece Tracy Steinbach; nephew Colin Service; his granddaughters, Samantha Gentry and Randi Shimmin; grandsons Cole Shimmin and Kevin Gentry; step-granddaughters Whitney Hysell, Brittni Christen, and Hali Christen; and step-grandsons Levi Hysell, Tyler Hysell, and Grayson Nielson.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James & Bette Shimmin, and a brother, Richard (Dick) Shimmin.

Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Ball Family Chapel in Kemmerer. Online condolences may be made at ballfamilychapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Ball Family Chapel, Kemmerer.

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