SHAWANO, Wis. – Wayne E. Komosa, 60 of Shawano, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services Hospice House, Wausau, Wis.
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He was born Sept. 16, 1951, in Chicago, the son of Mary Ann (Dietz) Komosa and the late Edward Komosa. He attended school in Crystal Lake and Woodstock in his elementary and high school years.
Wayne enjoyed working at gas stations, restoring old cars and doing engine work.
He was a hands-on kind of guy who knew cars and car parts inside and out. His favorite restoration project was a 1957 Chevy convertible. Wayne was employed by Lakeland Industries and was a resident of Shawano for more than 20 years.
In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his extended family. During one of the Christmas holidays, Wayne, with his white beard, round tummy, jolly smile and a bag of toys, played Santa Claus, giving his nieces and nephews thoughtful presents. Wayne was a forgiving and compassionate man who was valued by friends, caregivers and family. We will so miss you, our brother. You were a treasure in our lives.
Wayne is survived by his mother; Mary Ann Komosa of Wausau; siblings, Therese Komosa of Downers Grove, Gary (Jennifer Bornekomosa) Komosa of Crystal Lake, Kristine (Larry) Kaderavek of Tomahawk, Wis., Edward J. Komosa Jr. of Wittenberg, Wis., Phillip Komosa of Wausau, David (Renee) Komosa of Crystal Lake, John Komosa of Eagle River, Alaska, and Jeannette King and Rose (Bruce) Krueger, both of Wausau; 19 nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and -nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to his father, Wayne was preceded in death by a nephew, Travis John Komosa.
A special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Aspirus Hospice House, the Shawano Department of Community Programs – CSP Team and Southern Care Hospice Group.
There was a memorial visitation Friday, July 20, at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, Wis. Private interment took place in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Wittenberg.
In memory of Wayne, donations can be made to the Shawano County Department of Community Programs to the CSP program or Aspirus Hospice House.
Sign the guestbook at www.schmidtschulta.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on August 1, 2012