Obituaries: Clark, Ficken, Grose

Annette “Nana” Bernice Clark

Born Friday, December 3, 1937, Annette “Nana” Bernice Clark passed away at Wyoming Medical Center Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Annette was born to Ralph W. Clark and Nellie F. (Humberson) Clark. She married and gave birth to her four daughters Dawn, Wendy, Whitney, and Gena. She is survived by eldest daughter Dawn R. (Wynand) Maluchnik, her husband Stanley R. Maluchnik, and Dawn’s son Lane C. Page; daughter Whitney L. (Wynand) Martin, her husband James P. Martin, and their children Joee R. C. Martin, and Hailey F. Martin; and daughter Gena R. (Wynand) Jaussaud and her sons Drew T. Jaussaud and Craig A. Mitchell.

Nana was a passionate crafter who constructed gorgeous Christmas ornaments, ceramics, and crochet creations. Her other passions included baking, hunting, reading, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting and performance events. Her children and grandchildren by which she is survived are unquestionably her proudest accomplishments.

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A celebration of life was held on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Bustards Funeral Home, 12:30 p.m. at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper.


Henry Leo Ficken, Jr.

Henry Leo Ficken, Jr., 93, passed on July 29, 2019, in Casper. Born April 30, 1926, in Sterling, Colorado, he was the son of Henry Leo and Anna Grace. He was raised and educated in Colorado and Wyoming. 

He enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and served during World War II, on the destroyer USS Cogswell, as a machinist mate in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1946. 

On July 28, 1947, he married Eva Mae West in Rangely, Colorado. They moved to Casper in 1950, where he began his work for Amoco Refineries. 

He spent many enjoyable years helping start the YMCA in Casper, and was very active with the Casper Water Ski Club. He also enjoyed bowling, traveling, and spending time with his family.

After 31 years with Amoco, he retired in 1981. He made a point to attend the retiree’s breakfast each month to keep in touch with the other Amoco retirees.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Eva Mae; two children, Patricia Jackson and her husband, Jerry, and Joe Leo and his wife Marilou; one granddaughter, Shannon and her husband, Louis; two grandsons, Shawn and his wife, Denise, and Tim and his wife, Erica; and five great-grandchildren, Lauren, Spencer, Connor, Camden, and Carter. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Casper.

Funeral services will be held at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery Monday, August 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM.


Duane Edward Grose

Duane Edward Grose, 86, of Glenrock, WY went home July 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and family. 
Duane better known as Bud was born on the family farm north of Ellston, Iowa February 28, 1933 . He was the first born of John and Violet (Trower) Grose. His parents blessed him with three siblings sister, Gloria (Joe) Reed, and brothers Roger (Janet) Grose and Richard Grose.

Bud grew up in Ellston where he met and Married Ruby (Vanderpool). They raised four children, Kenny (Janet) Grose, Mike (Pat) Grose, Teresa (Scott) Koltiska and Donnie (Jamie) Grose, raising his family in Ellston as a farmer like his dad, Bud was always working. In 1965 he started his own trucking business and he and Ruby ran the local grocery store. As his kids grew he started custom farming and bailing. 

Bud later met and married Sylvia (Fay). In 1980 he moved to Wyoming to work with his sons in the oil fields and continued to truck until retiring in 2000. After retiring Bud and Sylvia enjoyed restoring antique John Deere tractors and hauling them to pulls and shows. They were active in growing the Central Wyoming Tractor club and later the Wyoming Antique Tractor Club. Bud also enjoyed wood working, making many beautiful items for friends and family. 

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, brother Roger Grose, brother-in-law Joe Reed and grandson Nick Grose.

He is survived by his wife Sylvia, his children and their spouses, 15 grand children, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law Janet Grose. 

A memorial will be planned at a later date.