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A. Wayne Wiens, Emeritus Professor of Biology at Bethel College, passed away unexpectedly February 6, 2014.
Born October 31, 1936, he graduated from Hillsboro High School, completed a natural science major at Bethel College, a zoology masters at Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and cell biology at
A consummate teacher, Wayne began his career at Kansas University as a teaching assistant and retired from Bethel College in 2010. He loved gardening, his pets, reading, sailing, travel, crafting wooden toys, and working with Habitat for Humanity. He especially enjoyed cutting hedge wood for the stove with his dear friend Charles Graber, and working on the MCC Meat Canning Project with friend and colleague Hugo Boschmann.
Wayne is survived by his wife Gail Lutsch of Newton, Kansas; daughter Amy of Columbus, Ohio; son Eric (Susan Neufeld) of El Cerrito, California; brothers Wendell Wiens of Newton, Kansas, Paul Wiens (Dolores) of St. George, Utah; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place this Sunday, February 16, at 1 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center, Bethel College, with a gathering to follow in Krehbiel Science Center atrium.
Published in The Kansan from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2014
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