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Roger Wayne

August 15, 1926 — December 23, 2018

Memorial Services for Roger K. Wayne, 92, of Geneva will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, December 29, at the Community Lutheran Church in Geneva. The Rev. Dr. Kristen Venne will officiate. Interment, with Military Honors, will be in Geneva Cemetery in the spring. Friends may visit with family from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea and one hour before services at the church. Roger died on Sunday, December 23 at Prairie Cottages in New Richland, MN. He was born on August 15, 1926, Albert Lea, Minnesota the son of Arnold and Edith (Jensen) Wayne. Roger graduated from Ellendale High School with the Class of 1944. He was united in marriage to Joyce Pestorious on July 1, 1951, sharing 67 years together. Roger was drafted and served in the US Army from 1954-1956. Farming his whole life, he still enjoyed drives to check on his boys and the status of the crops. He was a lifelong member of Community Lutheran Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and married. Although farming kept him busy, he still enjoyed fishing and a good game of golf. His most enjoyable time was that spent with his grandchildren. He loved to listen to their dreams, goals and accomplishments. They were his pride and joy and he loved them unconditionally. Roger had a great passion for travel and he and Joyce were fortunate to see many places, Singapore, Alaska, Panama Canal, Hawaii, London and Scotland to name a few. They also enjoyed many winters near Naples, Florida and later in Palm Desert and Lake Havasu City, AZ. Roger is survived by his beloved wife Joyce, his children: Jeffrey (Kathy) Wayne, Susan (George) Stieglbauer, Rodney (Dana) Wayne all of Geneva, son-in-law Dean Pospesel of Wayzata, MN; grandchildren: Geoffrey Stieglbauer, Justin (Brittany) Stieglbauer, Cole (Allison) Pospesel, Ava and Blaire Pospesel, Jessica (Matt) Nielsen, Trisha Wayne, Remi Wayne, Alexis (Derek) Bartness, Taylar Tiescotter, Kate (Artem) Bunin, Emily Laudon, Derek (Lisa) Reichl, Aaron (Dawn) Reichl, Justin (Donna) Reichl; great granddaughter Skylar Nielsen; sisters: Elaine Dimmel of Spokane, WA, Sharon Uptadel of Geneva and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Edith Wayne, his daughter Jeanette Pospesel, daughter-in-law Claudia Wayne, brother Warren Wayne and, brothers-in-law LuVerne Utpadel and Ross Dimmel.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, December 28, 2018

6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services - Albert Lea

2210 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Community Lutheran Church

106 3rd St SE, Geneva, MN 56035

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