Colleen Gohner VanSickle, 63, of Gillette, Wyoming passed away Monday, September 11, 2023, at The Legacy in Gillette, after battling cancer.
Colleen was born January 2, 1960, in Billings, Montana to Emanual Gohner and Artina Diede Gohner. After their last son, Gary, was born in 1943, 17 years later Colleen was a bit of a surprise pregnancy. Colleen was the fourth born to Emanuel and Artina after Curtis, Allen, and Gary. Colleen’s younger sister Cathy followed in 1961.
Colleen graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1978. In 1980, Colleen had her first child, Steven, and then in 1984 her daughter Jennifer.
In 1989 Colleen married Jace VonOlnhausen and they lived on a ranch in Big Timber, Montana where they raised Steven and Jennifer. Colleen enjoyed living in the mountains, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family. In 1999 they moved to Wyoming and would divorce in 2002.
In 2014, Colleen met Gary VanSickle and they married February 12, 2015, in Billings, Montana. Gary meant the world to Colleen, and they tried to go camping as much as possible. Colleen also enjoyed going with Gary to Sturgis to cheer him on at his drag races.
Over the years Colleen worked at many grocery stores. She started at the IGA in Big Timber Montana where she worked while Steven and Jennifer were in school. Colleen worked the longest at Albertsons in Billings, Montana and Gillette, Wyoming.
Colleen is survived by her husband Gary VanSickle; son, Steven (Jessie) Myers of Lewistown, MT; daughter, Jennifer Myers of Gillette, WY; sister, Cathy Leary of Bozeman, MT; niece, Jessica (Brett) Reyes of Buena Park, CA; niece, Erika Haight of Roundup, MT; grandsons, Axel Myers and Kallen Myers and her beloved fur babies Gizmo and Jewel.
Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel and Artina and her three brothers, Curtis, Allen and Gary.
Services will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery at Inspiration Garden in Gillette, WY at 11 am. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.