The following obit is reprinted from the July 30, 2003 edition of the Wyoming
Tribune-Eagle with permission of Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc. Copyright 2003.
All rights reserved.
Melvin V. Federer
Melvin V. "Bud" Federer, 72, of Cheyenne went home to be with the
Lord on July 26 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after a
He was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Cheyenne and was raised here until
moving to Casper in 1948. He attended Casper College on a
basketball scholarship. On June 17, 1950 he married Margie Dean.
He returned to Cheyenne in 1960 and had resided here since.
Mr. Federer was a general contractor, land developer and banker. He
served on the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Homebuilders
Association, Board of Economic Development, Welfare Board and
Cheyenne Country Club. He was a founding member of Equality State
Bank, which is now First Interstate Bank of Cheyenne.
He is survived by his wife, Margie; three daughters, Rebecca Shwen
and Lori Monccecchi of Cheyenne and Tamra Acorn of Devils Elbow,
Mo.; two brothers, D. Walt Federer of Ithaca, N.Y., and James
Federer of Cheyenne; two sisters, Doris Morrison of Cheyenne and
Barbara Epler of Hillsdale; 13 grandchildren, Kiah Braly, Kacia
Flansburg, Kristen, Jesse and Jade Shwen, Sage, Trevor and Tyler
Acorn, and Mariah, Johanna, Gabriel, Daniel, and Nathaniel
Moncecchi; three great-grandchildren, Seder, Camille and Willow
Acorn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Fedreer was preceded in death by his parents, John and Tony
Federer; two brothers, John and Kenneth "Tuffy" Federer; and five
sisters, Frances Christenson, Ruth Clizbe, Lydia Foster, Betty Pace
and Esther Jorez.
He was a dedicated husband to Margie for 53 years and a devoted
family man. He will be remembered by his friends for loving the game
of golf and the University of Wyoming athletics.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist
Church with Rev. Janet Forbes officiating.
Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Friends may contribute to First Methodist Church, Salvation Army
and the Bud Federer Memorial Education Fund, which will be
designated for Noah Webster Christian School, which was founded by
Tamra Federer Acorn.
Contributions for the education fund can be made at First Interstate
Bank of cheyenne.
Pallbearers will be J.D. Romsa, Brett Vizina, Sage Acorn, Trevor
Acorn, Tyler Acorn and Gabriel Moncecchi. Honorary pallbearers will
be all his friends, business employees and associates.
Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of
This is a paid obituary.
Note: I am of no relation, but my sympathies go out to those of you who are.
This is here as a lasting memorial for Mr. Federer.