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Jean Faust

November 12, 1952 — September 25, 2020

Funeral service for Jean Faust will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at High Plains Community Church; with Pastor Dan Morgan officiating. Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m (CST)., Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Graceland Cemetery, Burke, SD. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Jean Elaine Faust, age 67, was healed from cancer on Friday, September 25, 2020 as she entered the arms of her Lord and Savior. Jean was born in Burke, South Dakota on November 12, 1952 to Burr Marion Faust and Leona Magdelena Wetzler. Growing up on a farm in Burke, South Dakota, she attended a one room country school until 8th grade, then went on to graduate from Burke High School in 1971. After completing cosmetology school, her life took an unexpected turn when she moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 1978 and began working at the Decker’s grocery store. Soon thereafter, she started her career with the Campbell County School District as a custodian at Hillcrest Elementary School. Although Jean never married or had children of her own, she became an integral part of the lives of four decades of children who became her extended family. After completing 39 years of service with the school district, she retired, leaving a rich legacy of relationships in many schools across the county. Jean’s strong, abiding faith in God led to her active participation in the soup kitchen, Bible studies, small groups, volunteer service work through High Plains Community Church, and a commitment to help others with her involvement in the Second Chance Ministries outreach program. Although Jean always found a way to avoid the spotlight, you could count on finding her sharing her time, talents, and treasure wherever she was needed. Jean never turned down an opportunity to “road trip” with her dear friends, always taking time for good food, fellowship, shopping, and garage sales. Despite having no family locally, Jean was the loom that wove together a beautifully diverse community that included people from all walks of life, who will forever be connected because of her beautiful heart. Jean was preceded in death by her parents: Burr and Leona and her sister, Kathy. In lieu of flowers please make memorials in Jean's name to benefit Second Chance Ministries. 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


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 28, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

High Plains Community Church

3101 W Lakeway Rd, Gillette, WY 82718

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