Leonard Dale 'Bus' Ingwerson Sr.

May 10, 2013 Staff

Leonard Dale "Bus" Ingwerson Sr., of Fremont County, died Friday, May 3, 2013, in Thermopolis. He was 83 years old.

Cremation has taken places, and there will be no services.

Leonard Dale Ingwerson was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Minatare-Scottsbluff, Neb., the son of Harley and Henrietta E. (Stowell) Ingwerson.

He worked in the family dairy ranch until the death of his father. He then worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at Union Carbide, Brassil & Sims, and Fremont County Road Department.

On Nov. 12, 1951, he married Julie E. Castro in Lander.

For 30 years, his specialty was hydraulics, and he spent six months in Nigeria teaching hydraulic skills. He worked hard every day to take care of his family who said he was the last of the real cowboys.

He is survived by his wife, Julie, of Riverton; sons Leo Ingwerson and his wife Penny of Casper, Joel Ingwerson of Riverton and Wesley Ingwerson of Riverton; daughter Avis Nash of Casper; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister Erma Jean.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandsons Tony Lloyd Ingwerson and Kenneth Wesley; and granddaughter Julie Ann Ingwerson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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