Francie O’Donnell Obituary, Death -On Saturday, March 12, 2022, aven was able to acquire a top hand in the form of Francis “Fran” Eugene O’Donnell while he was surrounded by his loving family and dogs. At the time of the acquisition, O’Donnell was in the company of his dogs. When Francis was born on September 5, 1956 in Rawlins, Wyoming, his parents were Gwenda (Thomas) Frields and Francis Edward O’Donnell. Francis was named after his grandfather. The Natrona County High School was where he completed his secondary education. His first job in the automotive industry was as an auto-body technician at Pazma Paint & Auto Body, which specialized in painting.
This is where he got his start in the industry. After that, he worked for Sack Brothers and Wyoming Automotive, and after that, he worked for Fisher’s up until the year 2019, when he retired from there. After that, he worked for another company. He obtained his commercial driver’s license in 2020 and remained employed by the Casper Boys’ and Girl’s Club right up until the time of his passing in 2025, during which he drove a bus for the organization.
Fran was a member of the board of directors of the Casper Recreation and Leisure Association, in addition to serving as a referee and umpire for the organization over the course of more than 30 years. His hobby was serving as a referee for girl’s fast pitch softball games on a national level, and he took part in a significant number of competitions. As a referee, he had a lot of success and was honored with a lot of prizes. In addition to that, he regularly officiated games of Legion Baseball as an umpire. His time spent coaching his children in Volleyball and Soccer is by far and away his favorite activity that is connected to sports. He teaches all three of his children.
He spent his younger years riding motorcycles and watching motocross, and he enjoyed going camping, hunting, and listening to music. He was especially fond of the company of any and all dogs he had the opportunity to interact with. In addition, softball, volleyball, and bowling were some of Fran’s most favored sports to participate in.
His wife of 41 years, Lynette, his sons Michael (Kelly Santistevan) and Christopher, his daughter Jennifer Carlson (Jayson), and his grandchildren Hunter Santistevan, Hailey, and Parker, all of whom are from Casper, are his surviving family members. He is survived by his wife. When he passed away, his wife Lynette was there with him in the room. Both the sister, Linda, and the nephew, Aaron, call the town of Chilicothe in Missouri home. Canines Sidney, Tucker, and Huckleberry, who are treasured, as well as grand canines Dixie and Gus.
According to his instructions, there will be no funeral or memorial services held; in lieu of that, we ask that you “have a beer and think of all the good times with me.” In lieu of sending flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Boys and Girls Club of Casper or the Casper Humane Society. These organizations support children in the Casper community. Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home has been given the responsibility of making the appropriate arrangements after having been entrusted with that responsibility.