Irma M. Wasserburger


LUSK – Irma M. (Zerbst) Wasserburger, 78, passed from this life on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Niobrara Community Hospital in Lusk, Wyoming.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lusk. The family asks the service be for family and close friends. Public graveside services at Lusk Cemetery will be held following the Mass, at approximately 11 a.m.

Irma was born on Saturday, Aug. 30, 1941, the daughter of William “Bill” R. Zerbst and Edna A. (Butolph) Zerbst. Irma grew up on the family ranch and graduated from Newcastle high school in 1958.

She met her husband Jim at a country dance, and they were married July 8, 1961. From their loving union they brought three boys into this world: Kenneth, Dennis, and Benjamin.

Irma devoted herself to be a loving wife and mother. Her family meant everything to her and she never wavered in caring for her spirited bunch.

She was renowned county-wide for her magnificent baking skills, and her pies were sought after at the county fair. She enjoyed a variety of crafts throughout the years, including leather crafting, quilting, ceramics, crocheting and making beautiful wedding cakes. She was also a member of a local homemaker’s club and relished spending time with her grandchildren.

She and Jim also enjoyed Alaskan cruises with longtime family friends.

Irma will be held lovingly in the hearts of her husband Jim, sons Kenny and Ben; daughter-in-law Kellie; grandchildren Kaycee, Krystal, Dyllynn, and Devon; along with her great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, William “Bill” R. Zerbst; mother Edna A. Zerbst; her younger brother Leonard A. Zerbst; and her beloved son, Dennis J. Wasserburger.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Niobrara Community Hospital.

Pier Funeral Home in Lusk is in charge of arrangements.

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