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Age 83 Passed away peacefully on March 10, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Francis and Sadie, sister Dorothy Heath, and brothers John and Merle. Survived by sisters Phyllis Johnson and Beverly Ebbecke (George), and many loving nieces and nephews. Wayne graduated from Augsburg College with a BA, and received his MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He taught for 24 years in the St. Paul Public Schools at Hancock Elementary. During the Korean War, Wayne served for two years in the United States Marine Corp. Wayne was a 61-year member of the Gloria Dei Choir, and sang for over 30 years with the Swedish Male Chorus. He was an avid traveler, and enjoyed visiting 24 countries. He was a member of the Minnesota Society of Mayflower Descendants. Wayne was an enthusiastic supporter of the University of Minnesota Baseball and Hockey teams. Visitation on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2:30-4 PM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Ave at Eleanor Ave. in St. Paul. Memorial service at Gloria Dei on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 1 PM with reception following service. Memorials preferred to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Music Fund and Vision Loss Resources.

Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 15, 2014
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