February 28, 2013
Funeral services for Glen Fickes, 96 year old lifetime Johnson County resident who passed away Thursday at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Father Doug Wasinger officiating. There will be a private family interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations in Glen’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center or the Amie Holt Care Center in care of the Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo.
Glen Leon Fickes was born on July 1, 1917 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Otha and Corrie Fickes. He spent much of his growing-up years in Kaycee where his dad had a grocery store. He attended school in Kaycee through the eighth grade and was sent, by his parents, to Casper where he graduated from Natrona High School. After high school he attended the University of Wyoming for one year and then moved to Texas where his dad leased a wheat farm. In 1939 he moved to California where he took job with Douglas Aircraft and fell in love with Dorothy Noxon. Glen and Dorothy were married on May 24, 1942 in Newhall, California and they moved to Denver in 1943, where they lived for two years. In September of 1945 they moved to Buffalo where he went into business with his father in the Coast to Coast Store. Glen and Dorothy owned and operated the Coast to Coast for the next 35 years. They sold the store to Bob and Jan Zimmerschied and retired in 1980 . They then enjoyed traveling and spending winters in St. George, Utah and Yuma, Arizona. They loved spending time at their cabin in the Big Horns Dorothy passed away in June of 1994 and Glen continued living in Buffalo. He became a resident of Amie Holt in 2007 where he lived until the time of his death.
Glen was an avid card player and was very competitive. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, snowmobiling and going on rides to explore the country. He was member of Anchor Lodge #7 AF and AM, The Good Sam’s Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Ann Rebish and Sherry Fickes both of Casper; one grandson Tyler Rebish of Boise, Idaho and one great-granddaughter, Kaidyn Rebish also of Boise. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, three brothers, Bernard, Adrian and Ray Fickes, and one grandson Tyke Rebish.