Coziahr, Robert Michael (March 31, 1949 - July 8, 1967)

Rites held for drowning victim

Douglas Budget - July 13, 1967

Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the Schrader Chapel, Wheatland, for Robert Michael Coziahr, 18, who drowned on Sunday July 8 at Glendo Lake. Funeral services were at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Glendo at 10 a.m. Thursday. Father Barthol Svete officiated, assisted at the altar by David Anderson and Joe Thomas, and classmates of the victim, C.A. Thomas, Jr. and Calvin Twiford. Serving as pallbearers were other classmates of Michael, who would have been a junior in high school in fall. They were Dan Wood, Allen Curtis, Mike Foy, Gary Felton, Ben Britton, and Hal Amick. Burial was at the Horseshoe Cemetery.

Michael was born at Casper on March 31, 1949 and the family has lived at Glendo for eight years. He was a member of the Catholic Church, the Glendo Chapter, Future Farmers of America, the Horseshoe Livestock 4-H Club, and participated in all sports at Glendo High. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coziahr, brothers Virgil and Rodney, both in the U.S. Navy, David and Willie, at home, and a sister, Judy also at home. One sister preceded him in death.

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