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Bill Yetter

Bill Yetter was born in Omaha, Nebraska, Valentine’s Day in 1935.  He moved to the Broken Box Ranch near LaGrange in 1951.  He was part of the Broken Box until his retirement. He graduated from LaGrange High School, and attended the University of Wyoming.  Bill then served in the Wyoming National Guard.

In 1958 he married June Spath, and had three sons, Glen, Scott, and Ken.

Bill was active in many organizations. Serving as a volunteer fireman and EMT, Past Commander of the American Legion Post, member of the Town Council and the Cemetery Board, and filled in as a substitute mail carrier.

He was presented the Community Service Award from the Sportsmen’s Club, and was named the Goshen County 4-H leader of the year.  He also taught Hunter Safety classes for many years.

Bill volunteered for 38 years as a 4-H community or project leader for the Bear Creek Guys and Gals 4-H club, where he lead a variety of projects.  Some of those projects included, leathercraft, rabbit, poultry, sheep, aerospace, entomology, wildlife, wood working, and many more.

In 1972 Bill decided instead of a club tour, all of the 4-H members would bring their projects to the Community Building to show the community what they had been working on.  Thus was the foundation of the LaGrange Mini Fair.

He served as a guiding force for this annual event now in its 43rd year.  He and his wife June were Grand Marshalls of the 2006 Mini Fair Parade.  That was about the only year he did not announce the parade.

Bill always said, “LaGrange is the best place in the world to live.”

Bill will be dearly missed.

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