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Nicholas "Nick" Thomas Kragovich III

 

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Nicholas "Nick" Thomas Kragovich III

Nicholas "Nick" Thomas Kragovich III, 84, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Kragovich passed away following a lengthy illness. He was life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Nick was born August 2, 1937 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Nicholas Kragovich II and Angela Taucher.

He attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1955 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Nick attended The Signal School in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey to become a Camera Equipment Repairman for the Army.

He married Bettye Norwood in 1960 in Rock Springs, Wyoming and they later divorced.

Mr. Kragovich married Jetta Hitt in 1970 in Rock Springs, Wyoming and they later divorced.

His companion of 25 years was Trudy Hale.

Nick raised and loved six children.

He was a United States Army Veteran. He was very proud to have served his country.

Nick worked for Cream of Weber for 30 years until his retirement in 1977 as a manager. He previously worked for Stansbury Coal Mine; Texas Reamer and Rock Springs Block.

He enjoyed spending time with family; hunting; fishing and going up north camping.

Survivors include his companion, Trudy Hale of Rock Springs, Wyoming; former wife, Bettye Zalme in Houghton, Michigan; former wife, Jetta Kragovich of Atlantic City, Wyoming; two sons, John Kragovich and wife Kturah of Pocatello, Idaho; Randy Albat and wife Kim of Bags, Wyoming; four daughters, Nickie Lynn Dugger of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jamie Farnham of Lincoln, California; Robin Kolehmainen and husband Philip of Houghton, Michigan; Amy Campbell and husband Willie of Casper, Wyoming; one sister, Judy Hruska and husband Mike of Rock Springs, Wyoming; nine grandchildren, Jacqueline; Austin; Aaron, Megan; Carlie; Taylor; Taran; Randy Jr .; Marissa; four great-grandchildren, Lily; Aryana; Acacius; Isaac; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Kragovich; two grandsons, Nicolas Smith; Benjamin Smith and one cousin, Arthur Pivik.

The family respectfully requests donations be made in Nicholas' memory to the Rock Springs Humane Society, 310 Yellowstone Road, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901

Cremation will take place; a Celebration of Life and Military Honors will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Vase Funeral Home, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

Condolences may be left at http://www.vasefuneralhomes.com.

 

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