Wayne K. Milne, age 96 of Crown Point, passed away July 5, 2013. He is survived by two sons: David (Judy) Milne of Crown Point and James (Nancy) Milne of Savage, MN; four daughters: Diane (John) Langmaid of Lowell, Mary (Stan) Sell of West Lafayette, IN, Laura (Rex) Whiteleather of Andrews, IN and Amy (Herb) Peacock of Bloomington, IL; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. Preceded in death by his sister, Donna Jean Isenagle.
Funeral services will be conducted by McCoy Funeral Chapel, Hammond, IN on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the First United Methodist Church of Hammond, 6635 Hohman Ave. with Pastor Donna Beifuss officiating. Interment, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may meet with his family from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Wayne was born March 15, 1917 in Hammond to Lester A. and Eva Kesler Milne, and married Nancy Harbert on May 5, 1940. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2001. Wayne was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. He was a graduate from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering in 1938, where he was a member of the Theta Tau Fraternity and business manager of their Theatre Guild. Wayne belonged to the Birch Lake Yacht Club and won many sailing trophies. He retired from Amoco in Whiting and Chicago. In his retirement, he and Nancy enjoyed cruises and winters in Florida, where he sailed on Lake Tarpon. Wayne was an avid jogger, tennis player, and cyclist, cycling 11 miles from Crown Point to Highland at the age of 93. He belonged to Garfield Lodge #569 F. & AM., Highland, and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Right Valley of South Bend. He enjoyed going to breakfast at the Main Street Cafe and dinner at the Island Restaurant, Crown Point. A special thanks to Senior helpers of Crown Point. Wayne loved his wife and family. His parting wisdom to his children was to "Love their families."
An expression of sympathy may be given to the Memorial Fund of his church or
Published in The Times from July 8 to July 9, 2013