Born: Sat., Nov. 21, 1925
Died: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

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Funeral services for Frances Dickau Mitchell, 93, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Tom Strock of the First Baptist Church in Lusk, Wyoming officiating.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.  A reception will be held at the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 at 2:00 P.M., following the funeral service.
Frances Dickau Mitchell died Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas.
Frances was born Saturday, November 21, 1925 in Kirtley, Wyoming the daughter of Joseph Clarence and Rachel (Towl) Leeling.  The family lived in the Kirtley community prior to moving to the Hat Creek area in 1928.  They moved to Manville, Wyoming where Frances was raised and educated.  She married Ivan Wayne “Bud” Dickau on February 14, 1943 in Alliance, Nebraska.  She and Bud were involved with their agriculture interests in the Douglas area.  Bud retired in 1984 and they moved to a ranchette on Chalk Buttes Road west of Douglas.  In the fall of 1994 they moved into Douglas.  She resided in Thermopolis, Wyoming for a period of time before returning to Douglas.
She was married to Kenneth Lee Mitchell in 1998 following the death of Bud.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Ann (Merle) Foreman of Cathlamet, Washington and Gary Wayne (Gayle) Dickau of Shawnee, Wyoming; her siblings, James B. Leeling, Alice A. (William) Vollman, Virginia M. Linneman, and Vera M. Strachan; grandchildren, James McMahon and his wife, Kelly McMahon and his wife, Travis (Amber) Dickau, and Jess (Bond) Dickau; and six great grandchildren.
Frances was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Leeling on March 17, 1951; mother, Rachel Leeling Schuricht, on January 27, 1990; husbands, Ivan Dickau, on January 23, 1998 and Kenneth Mitchell on April 19, 2015; daughter, Katherine Kay Sexton; and siblings, Eileen A. Allsup, Bernita B. Keiver, and Samuel A. Leeling.
Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Dickau, Jess Dickau, Gordon Lee Lineman, Bob Vollman, Brady Vollman, and Jared Vollman.
A memorial to the Ranchers Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Frank and Terry Henderson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Frances led a long, amazing life. We are sorry that we cannot attend the funeral on Saturday, but have another commitment already, out of town. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Frank and Terry

Beth wagstaff
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
I kneww Francis from the days i owned the cellar. She will be missed. Beth wagstaff

Jeanette Tasler
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of Frances passing. Dad(Dewayne) and I was just talking about her the other day wondering how she was. She used to call every year about this time of year. We have good memories of the times we spent there in the summers. Our thoughts will be with you on Saturday wish we could be there to see you all. Mom (Donna) is in the nursing home here since July and the car isn't up for a long drive.

Sharon Allen
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Words fail to capture the pain of losing Mrs. Mitchell. My deepest condolences to the family. May your precious memories help ease your pain as you remember good times shared. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that she is safe in the memory of our Heavenly Father, who will remember her every detail and bring her back in the resurrection. May this promise bring you peace. Loving thoughts and prayers. Philemon 3; John 6:40.

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