Casper lost one of its own Monday with the death of a local attorney who practiced law in town for more than 30 years. Michael Zwickl, 65, died of heart failure while on a fishing trip to Dubois. The fishing trip to Dubois was a Labor Day tradition with family and friends, says Frank Chapman, an attorney who has known Zwickl since law school and shared office space nearly all of those 30 years.

Remembrance of colleague:

"A Vietnam War veteran, he had a bronze star, had captain's bars, served in the Engineering Corps, US Army. He returned and got a master's degree in petroleum engineering and then went to law school. He's been practicing in Casper for over 30 years. And for about 30 of those years, he and I have worked in the same building, same office, where he and I have been friends and ... he was a great guy."

Mr. Chapman says the memorial services for Mike Zwickl will be held at 10 am Saturday, September 10th, at St. Anthony's Church on Center Street and Seventh.