F. Wayne Nuesmeyer, Jr.
10/17/1941 - 5/3/2013
Our Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa and friend passed away after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was born to Foster Nuesmeyer and Margaret Anderson Nuesmeyer in Garfield, UT where he spent his childhood before moving with his parents (and their house) to Magna, UT. He graduated from Cyprus High School in 1959 then joined the Navy serving 4 years during the Vietnam War
. Returning home he worked as a machinist at Kennecott Copper and eventually became a Journeyman in his trade. After retiring from Kennecott, Wayne went on to hold jobs as a handyman, appliance repairman, bus driver and finally drove a dump truck before retiring for good. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and a member of the Elks Lodge
#1673. He married his love and childhood friend Jolene Atkin on December 14, 1994. Wayne couldn't go anywhere without running into someone he knew. A simple trip to the grocery store often turned into a several hour adventure. He had a passion for muscle cars, cooking and could tell a great story. Wayne is survived by his children: Meraleen (Terry) Cain, Katrina (Jonathan) Long, Margaret Westerhold, Derrick (Kristen) Nuesmeyer; Step-Children: Shawn Jacobsen, Lori Banyai, Shawn (Julie) Atkin; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. The family would like to thank the staff at U of U Hospital and those at Vista Care Hospice for their compassionate and excellent care.
Family and close friends may call at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So., Wednesday May 8, 2013 between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Graveside services will be held immediately afterward. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Utah Humane Society or the
. Online condolences: www.larkincares.com