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Melvin Eugene Tarno

August 30, 1939 — June 26, 2021

Memorial service for Melvin Tarno will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kyle Maune officiating; inurnment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Melvin E. Tarno, 81, passed away June 28, 2021 after a short battle with lung disease. He was born on August 30, 1939 to Harry and Irene (Stine) Tarno in Jamestown, ND. He was raised on the family farm in Windsor, ND, learning many skills and the value of hard work and good ethics. After graduation he moved to Colorado working and learning many varied skills and becoming a man whom could literally do anything. He was a MacGyver. He moved to Denver, CO where he met and married Marie (Gonzales) and they started their family of two sons and one daughter. They moved to Gillette, WY in 1972 he owned his own construction business building several homes. He started working at the Black Thunder Mine, working there for 22 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building things, yardwork and sitting in his chair watching and listening to the RFD TV Channel or the news. He loved polka and old-time country music. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Marie, two sons, Tim (Michelle); Jay and daughter, Rhonda (Rob); three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Arthur (Marge) Tarno. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Irene Tarno; brother, Myron Tarno and sister, Shirley Morgan. 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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Memorial Service

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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