Frank Bud Wensky

Jan. 2, 1937 – Jan. 28, 2024
Frank Bud Wensky of Powell died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, at Billings Clinic Hospital. He had just recently celebrated his 87th birthday.
Frank was born January 2, 1937, in Harrisberg, Nebraska, to Flossie (Scoville) Wensky and Robert Louis Wensky. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1956.
Frank married Miriam Eastabrook on June 22, 1956, in Cheyenne, and they lived there until moving to Powell in 1965. Miriam and Frank were married for 56 years.
After they moved to Powell, Frank continued to work as a heavy machinery/diesel mechanic. Eventually, he and Miriam bought a farm outside of Deaver. Frank loved farming and spent many evenings and weekends out in the field.
He also enjoyed hunting in the nearby Big Horn Mountains and fishing in the many lakes and streams in the area. He loved taking his grandchildren, nieces and nephews out hunting and on fishing trips and for rides in the tractor.
Frank enjoyed attending local sporting events and often returned home to Miriam with a game ball or free pizza he had won during halftime competitions and raffles. In later years, Frank became a caregiver to Miriam until her death in 2012.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, wife Miriam, brothers Robert and Ralph Wensky and stepfather Tom Dowty.
He is survived by his daughter, Patty (David) Dalke, sister Charlene Goodwill, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, extended family and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Deaver Community Center. Following the service a small graveside ceremony will be conducted, followed by a luncheon at the community center for friends and family to share stories, memories and maybe a few pranks in honor of Frank.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Powell Panther Athletic Fund in Frank’s name.
Send donations to Powell Schools Foundation, Attn: Mary Lewis, 160 North Evart Street, Powell, Wyoming 82435. Please make checks payable to the Powell Schools Foundation and on the memo line indicate that funds are to go into the athlete fund in Frank Wensky’s honor.