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Gerald J. Uranker


Gerald J. Uranker, 80, of Rock Springs, passed away May 4, 2018, at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs.

He was born May 12, 1937, in Reliance, the son of Henry Uranker and Mary Elizabeth O'Laffe Uranker. He attended school in Reliance and graduated from Reliance High School.  

Gerald married Celia E. Green May 2, 1959, in California. She preceded him in death Nov. 26, 1999.

He was a veteran having served both in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army.

He was employed by FMC Corporation until his retirement in 1999 after 28 years. He also worked for Zanetti Bus Lines as a bus driver.

Gerald was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 151 and the American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24. He spent many years traveling to Eagles Conventions around Wyoming.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and traveling to Wendover, Nev., as gambling was his favorite hobby.

Survivors include his sons, Gerald D. Uranker (Connie) of Rock Springs, William T. Uranker (Kathy) of Williston, N.D., and Robbie J. Uranker (Marci) of Grand Junction, Colo .; daughter Deirdra L. Romero (Ken) of Rock Springs; daughter-in-law Dawn M. Lowrance of Rock Springs; brother-in-laws William W. Green (Jean) of Balstrop, Texas, and Thomas L. James (Jodi) of Green River; sister-in-law Roberta R. Vaughn of Rock Springs; grandchildren Misty Foster (Dan) of Littleton, Colo., Dawn Lewis (Jon) Rock Springs,  Kayla Potter (Kory) of Green River, Myckeal Uranker of Williston, N.D., Jerico Uranker (Breanna) of Vernal, Utah, Ashley Thurston of Cedar City, Utah, Teagan Castro (Cade) and Taylor Ingvalson, all of Grand Junction, Colo., Joshua Uranker (Casey) of Salt Lake City, Tiffany Uranker (Eric) of Rock Springs, Tracy Bernard (Shane) and Billy Uranker (Holli), all of Williston, N.D .; great-grandchildren Sierra Martinez (Desmend),  Madyson Foster, Malyki Uranker, Weston Uranker, Bransen Potter, Alyce Uranker, Shelby Kinslow, Levi Uranker, London Broussard, Alyssa Lewis, Karlee Lewis, Taytum Uranker, Bryken Potter, Briar Potter, Riddic Uranker, Jordie Uranker, and Jaden Broussard; great-great-grandchild Kodah Martinez; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife Celia Uranker, parents Henry and Mary Uranker, brothers George Paul and Robert Paul, son Micheal Uranker, grandson Anthony Uranker and granddaughter Katrina Uranker.

Funeral services took place Wednesday. Interment with military honors will take place at the Paul J. Wataha section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery, Rock Springs. Condolences for family can be left at


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