Services for Earl J. “E.J.” Root, 88, a longtime Casper, Wyo., resident were held March 12, 2013, at the Oregon Trail Veteran
Cemetery, Evansville, Wyo., with military honors.
He died March 6, 2013, at Central Wyoming Hospice after a lengthy illness.
Earl, the eldest son of seven children was born in Capa, S.D., to Earl Charles Root and Helen Elizabeth (Waller) Root, on June 22, 1924. He was raised and educated in Midland, South Dakota. While attending High School he was active in sports, lettering in both football and basketball.