We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Ben Whitfield of Rawlins, WY on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at the age of 73. Ben was born on January 10, 1947 in Jackson, Mississippi to Ben and Lucy Whitfield. He received his master’s in education from Ambassador College in 1971 and ultimately operated a State Farm Insurance Agency for 41 years in Rawlins, WY. On June 1, 1969 he married Mary-Pat Wassmer for a loving marriage of 51 years. Together they raised 2 sons, Ben of Novato, CA and John of Three Forks, MT.
Ben had a passion for serving others. He was actively involved in youth baseball, umpiring, scouting, Wounded Warriors, Rotary Club, summer youth camps, and faithfully serving God for 55 years. He loved travel and spending time in the great outdoors where he was either hunting, working with his horses, taking a friend down the river, or teaching them the joys of skiing. Above all, he was known for his kindness and ability to work with people of all ages.
Ben was preceded in death by his father, Ben; his mother, Lucy; his sister, Johnnie-Marie; and his two brothers, Vernon and Robert. He is survived by his wife, Mary-Pat; his two sons, Ben and John (Amber), and six grandchildren, Samuel, Thomas, Benjamin, Jack, Abigail, and Selah.
A visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, July 24th at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center, 315 W. Pine, Rawlins, WY. The visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be immediately after at the Rawlins Cemetery.