David Ryan Kerpchar was born July 30, 1991, in Nassau Bay, Texas, to Christian and Sally (Roberson) Kerpchar. He passed away at Wyoming Medical Center on August 22, 2013. He was a skilled downhill skier and loved going with his dad to Taos, Loveland, Vail, Whistler--anywhere with powder and a slope! We were all so proud when he earned his Commercial Pilot’s License at age 18. David enjoyed rock climbing and being on the boat at the local reservoirs. He was a hard worker and enjoyed his friendships with coworkers, past and present. Dave was a thoughtful and loving brother, son, and friend.

He is survived by his mom and dad; his sister, Katherine and older brother, Daniel, all of Casper. He is also survived by maternal grandparents, Seth and Dorothy Roberson of Austin, Texas and Dolores Johnson Lewis of Casper. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Nikolai and Carolyn Kerpchar of Round Rock, Texas and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John W. Lewis and his uncles, David Bryant and Don Evans.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

For those desiring, in lieu of flowers and because of Dave’s love for God’s smallest creatures, donations may be made to the Casper Humane Society, 849 East E Street, Casper, WY 82601.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the chance to meet him, but I know he was a wonderful young man from listening to Kate talk about him. May God be with you and help you find peace during this very sad time. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family....God Bless

Jackie Kraft


Dang thats horrible, he was a good friend of mine.If anyone can tell me what happened would be nice.God Bless


Kyle, I don't think I know you. I am his sister, Katherine. I would be happy to tell you what happened privately. You can contact me at lucky_duck18@yahoo.com and I'll tell you the story.


I hope it's not a bother, but I was sad to hear of his passing just this morning. I feel bad that it took me this long to learn of it. David was a nice guy and I enjoyed my chats with him at work and seeing him as he walked by. He was a smart kid with some interesting things to talk about. Katherine, would it be too much to ask for a similar private conversation? I haven't talked to you in a while as it is, it would be nice to catch up, as long as I'm not reopening closed wounds. Feel free to email me at adricat007@yahoo.com

Sorry for your loss, David very easily will be and already is missed.


I had the chance to work with and get to know David, I sure did like him, he was a neat and fun guy to talk with and I am really going to miss him, I considered him a little brother to me and all of his coworkers will miss him greatly. Thanks David for having such a huge impact on our team and being part of the family at work, we will all miss you greatly.


I had the pleasure of working with David a few years back. He was a great kid to work and very hard working. I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be very missed.

Joe Gentile

I remember eleven years ago, end of July 2002 I was driving from Norman, OK to Olympia, WA--Sally and Chris were kind enough to let me stay at their place in Casper for a few days en route. The day before I left, David and I went out to a nearby court and played tennis for an hour or so, I have never forgotten.

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