Funeral services for Pam Wildeman, 49-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away Friday morning at the Johnson County Healthcare Center following a three-year courageous battle with cancer, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, at the Summit Wesleyan Church in Buffalo with the Rev. William Dunlap officiating. Visitation was held at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo on Sunday. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in Pam’s memory may be made to Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.
Pamela Kay Wildeman was born on July 5, 1969, in Waupun, Wisconsin, to Albert “Smokey” and Judy Wildeman. She started elementary school in Waupun and moved with her family to Buffalo when she was 9 years old. She grew up and went to school in Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo High School with the class of 1987. After high school, she worked various jobs in Buffalo and in 1990 she went to work for her dad at KLGT Radio, where she worked for 12 years. In 2003, she enrolled in Sheridan College where she went for two years before transferring to Casper College where she graduated in May 2010 with a degree in respiratory therapy. In June of that same year, she took a job with the Johnson County Healthcare Center where she worked until 2016. She then took a job at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital as a respiratory therapist. Pam worked for Home Healthcare from June 2017 to July 2018. Ill health forced her to leave her job in 2018, and she continued living in Buffalo until her death.
She was a member of Summit Wesleyan Church, the Wyoming State Respiratory Therapy Association and the National Respiratory Therapy Association. Pam loved spending time in the mountains camping and fishing. She enjoyed traveling and all crafts. Her passion was spending time with her family and following the activities of her nephew and nieces.
She is survived by her parents, Smokey and Judy Wildeman of Buffalo; one sister, Jodi Verplancke and her husband Jim of Buffalo; one brother, Steve Wildeman and his wife Gayl of Whitehall, Montana; one nephew, Tanner Verplancke; two nieces, Sierra Verplancke of Buffalo and Kacy Jo Anton and her husband Kyle of Gillette; and three great-nieces and one great-nephew.