Russell Charles “Rusty” Fieldgrove: 1959-2013
Russell Charles “Rusty” Fieldgrove, a long-time rancher and cowboy in Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties, passed away at his Sheridan, WY, home on the evening of April 27, 2013. He was 54 years old.
Rusty Fieldgrove was born on March 24, 1959, in Sheridan, WY, and was the oldest son of Cecil and Janice “Teensy” Fieldgrove.
He was raised on the family’s ranch on Little Powder River until the age of 10, when the family moved to a ranch near Garner Lake, north of Gillette.
Rusty graduated from Campbell County High School in 1977. He attended Sheridan and Casper College and Texas State University in San Marco, Texas. He was very active in high school rodeo and was the 1977 Wyoming State Calf-Roping Champion.
In 1980, Rusty married his high school sweetheart, Mary Jane Morrison. The couple raised their four children at their ranch near Clearmont, WY, for 24 years before moving to Sheridan. For the last 11 years, Fieldgrove was employed by Reimler Contract Seeding, Inc.
Rusty is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; son, Josh Fieldgrove of Thorton, CO; daughter, Jade Fieldgrove of Sheridan; daughter, Jessi Franzen of Riverton; and daughter, Jennae Fieldgrove of Sheridan, and one grandchild, Kobe Lowell. He is also survived by his mother, Janice Fieldgrove of Buffalo; and brother, Ryan Fieldgrove of Buffalo. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Fieldgrove.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 2, at Cornerstone Community Church, 4351 Big Horn Avenue, Sheridan, Wyoming at 2 p.m. Memorials and condolences may be sent to Kane Funeral Home, 689 Meridian, Sheridan, Wyoming, 82801.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.