Herbert Allen 'Bud' Dierks
Jun 30, 1920 - Sep 30, 2008
Funeral services for Herbert A. “Bud” Dierks will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor David Magruder officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.
A viewing will be held Friday evening at Davis Funeral Home.
Mr. Dierks died Tuesday evening, September 30, 2008 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 88 years old.
Herbert Allen Dierks was born June 30, 1920 to Karl Fredrick Dierks and Helen Erica (Wirsing) Dierks, in Goodrich, Colo.
He moved to Fremont County in 1933, living in Crowheart, Dubois, and Lander, before settling in Riverton, where he has been since 1973.
On February 20, 1945 he married Jeanne Laverne Hayman in Riverton. She preceded him in death on June 24, 2002.
He received his GED from Central Wyoming College in 1980, at the age of 69.
Mr. Dierks had worked in farming, 5 years for the U.S. Forest Service, and construction, having been employed by Gilpatrick Construction as a superintendent for 30 years.
He was a charter member of the Lutheran Churches in Kinnear and Dubois, and was an elder at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverton.
Mr. Dierks had been a member of the Crowheart School Board, the local AARP organization, Federation for the Blind, and a member of the board of the Riverton Senior Citizens. He was also a member of the Riverton Mineral and Gem Society.
The family said he loved farming, and enjoyed rock collecting, making rock jewelry, traveling, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved baseball and had played semi-pro ball in Idaho.
Mr. Dierks is survived by sons Richard Dierks and his wife Connie of Riverton, and John Dierks and his wife Lynn of Cheyenne; daughters Jeanette Hill of Riverton, Betty Patterson and her husband Dave of Apple Valley, Calif., Mary Mulherin of LeMoore, Calif., Susan Leach of Riverton and Ethel Tutton and her husband Norman of Seaside, Ore.; 21 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchild; brothers Dean Dierks and his wife Ann of Matthews, NC. and Larry Dierks and his wife Mae of Riverton; sisters Pauline Welty of Riverton, Alice Sproule of Seattle, Wash., Dorothy Schmuck of Mackay, Ida., Evelyn Lenz and husband Howard of Thermopolis and Myrna Williams of Riverton.
In addition to his wife Jeanne, he was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Helen Dierks; a son Bill in 1970; son-in-law Ralph Mulherin; great grandson Trenton Patterson; great granddaughter Ashley Grim and sister Gladys Corkill.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Federation of the Blind, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.