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Michael Steven Schlautmann

April 28, 1963 — March 19, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial for Micheal Schlautmann and his mother Mary Schlautmann will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church; with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating; interment at Savageton Cemetery. Visitation for Michael Schlautmann will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 254, 2021 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Lifetime resident of Campbell County, Michael Schlautmann passed away at the age of 57, surrounded by family, on Friday, March 19, 2021. Michael was born on April 28, 1963, in Gillette, WY to Albert W. Schlautmann and Mary E. (Cohee) Schlautmann. Michael attended Campbell County High School in the graduating class of 1981. Michael worked on the Schlautmann family ranch, South of Gillette, as a ranch hand, where he lived his entire life, and later as a companion and caregiver to his mother. Michael never had children of his own but was very present in the lives of his nieces and nephews. He was not only an uncle but a good friend to most of his nieces and nephews. He was present at Birthdays, baptisms, graduations and weddings for nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. He was even responsible for introducing 2 of his nieces to their future spouses, and “was forever to blame”. He was generous, caring and never expected anything in return. He had a fun side and was always up to something in his younger years. He had a great sense of humor and loved teasing and giving silly, sometimes embarrassing nicknames. He had many friends who participated in his life, the activities he enjoyed and his passion for motorcycles and cars. He also loved his dogs as much as his family and friends. He spent a lot of time cruising the streets in one of his many cars or motorcycles, hanging out with friends and some nieces and nephews. He was always there to give rides when needed, from school or activities, or took road trips for dances, and even just to chauffeur his giggling nieces for their own fun, always making sure you were fed before you went home. He was always there to lend a hand when needed. He invented car hide-and-seek and was in charge of toboggan rides at the ranch, which involved being pulled behind a 4-wheeler and flying over frozen cow pies. He enjoyed camping and summer bonfires, and small holiday gatherings. He was a gentle soul and will forever be missed. Michael is survived by his siblings, Joe (Vicki) Schlautmann, John Schlautmann, Ron (Jeanie) Schlautmann, Pat (Julie) Schlautmann, Patricia Saunders and Zita (Peter) Schlautmann. Nieces, Lisa (Corey) Hullinger, Chris Walter, Gretchen (Ricardo) Rudman, Simone (Jeremy) Bland, Catrina (Doug) Ruby, Rindy Bryan, Abigail (Zach) Mitchell, Liz (Andrew) Cassiday, nephews John (Christy) Schlautmann, Greg Schlautmann, Caleb (Candice) Schlautmann, Luke (Tara) Schlautmann, Nick (Candi) Saunders, 41 great nieces and nephews with 1 more on the way and 7 great-great nieces and nephews with 2 more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, nephews Jacob Saunders, William Schlautmann and niece Rachel Schlautmann. The family asks that memorials be made to City of Gillette Animal Shelter in Michael’s name. 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


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Matthew's Catholic Church

900 Butler-Spaeth Rd, Gillette, WY 82716

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