Frank Bud Wensky

(Jan. 2, 1937 - Jan. 28, 2024)


Frank Bud Wensky of Powell died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024 at Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Montana. He had just recently celebrated his 87th birthday.

Frank was born Jan. 2, 1937 in Harrisberg, Nebraska to Flossie Wensky (Scoville) 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. Frank also enjoyed hunting in the nearby Bighorn Mountains and fishing in the many lakes and streams in the area. He loved taking his grandchildren, nieces and nephews out for hunting and 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 and eight great-grandchildren, extended family and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the Deaver Community Center. Following the service a small graveside ceremony will be conducted with a luncheon 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 Evarts 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.