CASPER—Charles Kent Wolz, 82, of Casper, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019. Kent was the oldest child born to Charles David “Chick” Wolz and Fern (Jones) Wolz, February 15, 1936 in Lovell, Wyoming. He graduated from Byron High School in 1954. His freshman year he attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, where he studied engineering. He spent his sophomore year playing football in Powell at Northwest College. Kent married Rose Marie Hettinger also from Byron, in Billings, Montana on January 2, 1958.
Kent first worked for Pan Petroleum and then Wyoming Highway Department in Lander designing and building roads. During these years there were several moves as he moved up in the department. They lived in Thermopolis, Worland, Riverton, Rawlins, Cheyenne and Casper.
Kent began his own engineering firm Wolz and Associates in 1973 and enjoyed engineering and worked hard his whole life, surveying the majority of Wyoming. Kent and Rose served a mission in Martin’s Cove, serving one day a week doing just about everything. One of his jobs there was designing the bridge over the Sweetwater using rail road cars as the structure.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dad served in two Bishoprics, the High Council and Youth organizations. His testimony of Home Teaching and Ministering have inspired and influenced untold numbers of brothers and sisters. His testimony and love of the Savior Jesus Christ will live beyond his short life here.
He is survived by his wife, Rose of 61 years; children, Bret (Klea) Wolz, Andy (Val) Wolz Dickson, Boyd (Jody) Wolz, and Liz Wolz; his siblings, Stan (Bonnie) Wolz, LouGene (Robert Dan) Wolz Olsen, and Fannie Wolz Heiden; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation will be held 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wolf Creek Stake Center, 3931 W. 45th St., Casper, Wyoming 82604. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Byron, Wyoming at the Byron Cemetery.