Dana C. Stickley

Dana C. Stickley, 60, of Laramie, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born March 28, 1961, in Laramie, Wyoming to Dean and Alice Stickley. He graduated from Laramie High School in 1979. Dana was a loved father, husband, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, boss, mentor, and friend, and will be greatly missed.

After Dana graduated from high school, he went to work at Lutz Cabinet Shop and that would be the beginning of his becoming a master woodworker. Dana would go on to work at the University of Wyoming in the cabinet shop and eventually retired from UW.  Dana built his own successful cabinet business, Fox Creek Manufacturing. Dana was a creative artisan with wood and also a skilled welder and fabricator.  Throughout his years as a cabinet maker, he enjoyed mentoring many apprentices in the woodworking craft. 

From an early age, Dana had an expensive obsession for motorcycles and cars that he passed on to his children, nieces, and nephews. 

Dana was proceeded in death by his parents, grandparents, sister Deanna Johnson, and his beloved black German Shepherd Harley.  He is survived by his wife Christine, his children Chance Stickley and Abby and Graham Cox; his sister Debbie Winsch, brothers, Dennis, Dewey, and David (Uncle Donut) Stickley, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of life will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the Laramie Train Depot.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his son Chance’s Education Fund via venmo: @chancestickleyeducationfund or c/o Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home 2133 Rainbow Ave. Laramie, WY 82070. 

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Condolences (14)

  • Jennifer Platt

    My condolences to our dearest Christine, Chance, Abby, Graham, and Dana's whole family. Such a good team! So much love. Rest his eternal spirit in peace.

  • David Winsch

    Thank you Uncle Dana for being there for my mom when Dad past and glad I get to spend time you on your last days here with us. Rest in Peace Dana

  • Jon LaPlante

    I see it now as a gift that 8 years ago I was fortunate enough to have met Dana. We became good friends with his quick wit and laid back personality and he was without question one of the kindest souls I have ever met. My heart was broken to hear of his passing. A terrific friend , a master craftsman and loving family man, he will be forever missed. My deepest condolences to his wife Christine and his entire family.

  • Jacquie and Dewey Stickley

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs, Jacquie and Dewey

  • Gen Cotherman

    David, Susan and family, I'm so sorry for your loss!! I hope you take some comfort knowing that he is no longer in pain and is resting in the arms of the Lord. Sending love, light and prayers to you all during this difficult time!

  • Tom Mast

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Dana. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • Larry White

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Larry and Laurie White

  • David Stickley

    Dear brother, you are missed, with great love, your friend, your brother, David

    • Susan

      Peas in a pod you two, like Tim and Wilson. You were always there for him. I know how much you love him.. he counted on your listening ear which you gave selflessly. I know you worried about him like big brothers do. I saw you laugh with Dana, the secrets you shared while others listened but could not hear.. a language created & understood by two men who started as boys and grew old , you put away your childish things, side by side until Dana was called home. Home where angels reside. Home and out of this painful earth suit. 2 Corinthians 5:8 To be out of the body is to be in the presence of the Lord. I’m sorry dear husband for your immeasurable loss.

  • Terry Powell

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. We have known Dana for many, many years. He was a fine man and a kind and decent person, it was a blessing to know him. He will be missed. Terry and Barbara Powell

  • Vicki Heinrich

    Dana was an amazing craftsman, I met him in 1983 when he was working with my Father at Lutz Cabinet Shop. He built me some pretty amazing wood pieces out of Exotic Wood. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace. You are now pain free and with many others up in Heaven to continue building!! God Rest your Soul. Vicki

  • Zac Garver

    Dana was probably one of the most laid back bosses that I have had in my life! I may have cussed him sometimes, as all employees do at some point in there careers, but I’m sure that will be one of the highest points of my life working for him. He let me have a fairly laidback job and an extremely responsible one at the same time, he made you part of something you could be proud of and brag about at the same time. I’m truly going to miss him and his talent !

  • Jacquie Stickley

    Dana, my brother-in-law, rest in peace!

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