Wilbur Lawrence Dugan, age 91 of Leonardville, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
He was born on May 19, 1928, at May Day, Kansas, the son of Charles Lawrence and Ethel (Reed) Dugan.
On September 28, 1950, he was married to Myra Mae Clark. She preceded him in death in 1978. He later married Bertha Gonzalez in 1981. She preceded him in death in 2017.
Wilbur was a farmer by nature and a carpenter by trade. In 1952, he went to work on the building of Tuttle Creek Dam for Bennett Construction. When it was completed in 1962, he went to work with Ray McManis, a longtime Manhattan contractor, where he learned the carpenter trade. In 1965, Wilbur opened his own business as a general contractor in the Leonardville area where he lived his entire life. While doing that, he also maintained the roads for the Bala Township and still took care of the family farm. He semi-retired in 1983 and went to work for the department of housing at KSU as a senior carpenter where he later retired. He accepted a job for Fancy Creek Township and worked for them until 2018.
He is survived by two sons, Don and Rose Dugan of Leonardville and Larry Dugan of Leonardville; one daughter, Carol Foveaux of Leonardville; one brother, Charles Dugan, Jr. of Leonardville; two sisters, Nancy Christner of Herington and Joanne Springer of Manhattan; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Dugan (Brooke), Shelby Dugan, Shanna Muegge, Rodney Dugan (Vicky), Tony Dugan, Terry Dugan (Ashley), Andrea Stevens (Logan), Rich Foveaux (Jennifer) and Staci Foveaux; eleven great grandchildren, Layne “Bubba” Dugan, Liam Dugan, Andrew Muegge, Gavin Foveaux, Casey Foveaux, Aslyn Foveaux, Aravys Foveaux, Averie O’Byrne, Maisyn O’Byrne, Lauryn Reid and Lindsay Reid and two special young girls who called him “grandpa,” Hailee and Madisyn Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives and one daughter, Patty Dugan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Grandview-Mill Creek Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Wilbur Dugan Memorial Fund with proceeds from it to be determined at a later date. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.