Adrian L. (Larry) Probst, age 94, was born on Nov. 17, 1917, in Petersburg, Neb., to Lawrence and Crescentia Probst. Larry passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Greybull, Wyoming.
He graduated from high school in Gillette, Wyoming, and is where he married Ora D. Ryan on Oct. 4, 1942. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Larry settled in Greybull, Wyoming, in 1945, where he and his wife operated Probst Western Store for over 40 years.
Larry lived for his quarter horses and roping competitions. He was instrumental in establishing the Rodeo Club which supported the annual Days of ’49 celebrations and was a very strong Greybull Booster his entire life. In his later years, Larry and Ora spent many happy hours on the golf course.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ora; son, Kevin Probst; and granddaughter, Bethany Miller Amrich.
Larry is survived by his daughter, Pamela Miller (Tim) of Casper, Wyoming; son, Jeffery Probst (Nan) of Greybull, Wyoming and Green Valley, Ariz.; and his grandsons, Ryan Miller and Tyson Probst.
A viewing was held from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull, Wyoming followed by the Rosary that was said at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull.
A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Greybull, Wyoming with Father Ray Rodriguez as the celebrant. Burial followed in the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery at Greybull. Following the burial, a reception for family and friends was held at the Greybull Elks Lodge #1431.
Memorials in Larry’s name in support of the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery will be received at the Bank of Greybull, 601 Greybull Ave., Greybull, WY 82426.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.