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Lance Dockter, age 33, of Gillette, Wyo., died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette after a two and a half year battle with cancer.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gillette with Pastor Chad Bruklacher officiating.  Interment was in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette.

Lance Robert Dockter was born November 10, 1970, the son of Robert "Bob "and Cheryl (Rohwedder) Dockter in Miller, S.D.

He attended Hillcrest and Paintbrush elementary schools and Sage Valley Junior High. Lance graduated from Campbell County High School in 1990. While attending high school, Lance participated in football, basketball and track. After graduation, he attended the University of Wyoming for two years and played on the UW baseball team.

After college he was employed with KG construction in Gillette, Wyo. until he moved to Missoula, Mont. While in Missoula, Lance worked for various construction companies and also became a welder. In 1994 he returned to Gillette where he was employed with
Osborne Construction for a short time before he worked for Interstate Diesel. In 1997 Lance went to work for Cyprus Coal at the Belle Ayr Mine and then transfered to the Eagle Butte Mine, working in production.

Lance was a member of the National Rifle Association. He played on the American Legion Post 42 baseball team as a pitcher and also played on a local softball team. Lance enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing, hunting in the Jackson area, riding four-wheelers and backpacking, all of which he enjoyed with his son and friends. He also helped coach his son's T-ball baseball team and enjoyed golfing, listening to music and attending concerts. He saw Kid Rock twice this past summer. Most of all Lance enjoyed visiting and spending time with his family and friends.

Lance is survived by his parents, Bob and Cheryl Dockter of Gillette, Wyo.; sister, Kim (Gary) Bress of Denver, Colo.; son, Drayson Dockter of Gillette, Wyo.; grandmother, Alma Dockter of Cresbard, S.D.; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David Dockter, and maternal grandparents, LeRoy and Dorothy Rohwedder.

A memorial has been established in Lance's name.  Donations and/or condolences may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or via the Internet at 
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