Wayne was a colleague at SHIIP , I had the opportunity to do presentations with him ,and to enjoy his kindness and wit.
I am a second cousin and had just recently contacted Wayne after Christmas. Wayne's dad was my grandfathers youngest brother. Was so very sad to hear your father had passed. I don't know if this note will reach you. Had submitted on but see it was only to be online until 3/27 and I just heard today. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Pamela (Menzel) Tudor
We were so very sorry to hear that your Dad had passed. I am so very sad. I had just been in contact with him after Christmas as he had not sent his usual Xmas card. Your parents had visited my husband and I about 10 years ago. He was my only male cousin. Lester Menzel was my grandfathers youngest brother. My grandparents, Earl and Beatrice Menzel of Zearing, raised me and my sister Kathy (Menzel) Ausbrook after our mother died when I was 2 years old. My husband and I live in Helena MT. We had set Wayne up with a friend here in Montana to fly fish on the Missouri at Fly Fisherman's Inn when they had visited and he remarked it was fabulous and the best fishing he had ever experienced and I know he had fished alot and many places. Loved his sense of humor and will miss keeping in contact and hearing how your family is doing and growing. Theirs was the first wedding I ever attended and it was beautiful. Our youngest just had a baby a year ago and she plays the violin and is a Nurse Practioner in Helena. Our oldest is Olivia and they have a 3 year old and live in New Jersey - she is a PT. Again, we send our sympathies. If you are ever in Montana please look us up-not too many Tudors. Dave and Pam Tudor 406-227-6731. Was hoping to see him when we were home this summer for our 50th class reunion. The last time I saw Paula was when she was about 1 year old. Did see Lester and Lucy alot because I stayed with Lester's sister Anna Marsh a great deal when in Iowa for summer visits. Our love and sympathies. Pam (Menzel) Tudor
I met Wayne on the "Iowa 150" bike ride in 1995. He rode a recumbent bicycle and always stayed in motels. Wayne later regretted that decision when he found out that those that were camping had more fun. A favorite memory of mine took place on Ragbrai (in 1997?). Wayne and I rode together one afternoon. A big thunderstorm came up and we ended up waiting out the storm in a cattle barn. Wayne would often remind me of this incident when our paths would cross. Wayne (and Lois) will be missed! They were both such dear people! ~Sue (Weiss) Green
So sorry to hear about your great loss. My grandpa Frank Menzel was Wayne's uncle. He sent me a wonderful picture of Frank driving his Model T many years ago. Prayers of comfort to you in the coming weeks and months.