Dickau, Ivan Wayne 'Bud' (October 13, 1923 - January 23, Unknown)

Wayne 'Bud' Dickau

Douglas Budget - Unknown

Funeral services for Ivan Wayne "Bud" Dickau, 74, were Jan. 27 at Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas with Rev. Carl Steinle officiating and George Etchemendy as eulogist.

Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Dickau died Friday, Jan. 23, at Poplar Living Center in Casper.

He was born at the family ranch north of Shawnee Oct. 13, 1923, to Walter and Lillian (Hoffman) Dickau. He was reared and educated in rural schools. He began ranching and farming with his father and brother, Dwayne, on the home place.

He married Frances Josephine Leeling Feb. 14, 1943, in Alliance, Neb. They continued their agriculture interest until his retirement in 1984, at which time they moved to a ranchette on Chalk Buttes Road west of Douglas. In the fall of 1994 they moved to a home in Douglas.

He loved hunting, especially bird hunting with his three bird dogs, fishing, boating and snowmobiling. The thing he most enjoyed was working the ground, whether it was preparing the soil for planting wheat or seeds for his garden. He also enjoyed dancing, which he did until the time of his death. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, served on the Douglas School Board and ASCS board.

He i survived by his wife, Frances of Thermopolis; children Patricia Ann McMahon of Cathlamet, Wash., Katherine Kay Sexton of Casper and Gary Wayne Dickau of Shawnee; sisters Norma Strand and Ila Mae Edwards, both of Casper, Betty Good of Las Vegas, Nev., and Beverly Cassart of Upton; brother Dwayne Dickau of Douglas; grandchildren Jimmie and Kelly McMahon and Travis and Jess Dickau; and great-grandchildren Corie and Cody McMahon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers were Tom Reed, Travis Dickau, Jess Dickau, Joe Rankin, Joe Netz and Gordon Lee Linneman. Honorary pallbearers were all of his many friends.

A memorial to the George Etchemendy Rural Firefighters Scholarship Fund in care of Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.

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