Wayne Alexander Deifel
1949 - 2020
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January 24, 1949 - July 18, 2020

Wayne Alexander Deifel, 71, passed away peacefully in his home on July 18, 2020 in Bakersfield, California. Wayne was born January 24, 1949 to Edward and Alice Deifel in Bakersfield, California.

As a child growing up, Wayne lived in Red Mountain, CA., Ridgecrest, CA. and Bakersfield, CA. He graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1967. While attending Bakersfield Junior College, he worked at Sage Dept Store and Alpha Beta Supermarket. Wayne proudly served 6 years in the California Army National Guard. During this time, he began his lifelong land surveying career, the profession he so loved. In 1969 he began working for the Kern County Publics Works Department as an Engineering Aid 1. In 1976 he began working for Rickett Ward & Delmarter Civil Engineers & Land Surveyors. Quickly, he became well respected for his knowledge in all aspects of survey laws, codes and regulations. In 1983, Wayne passed the California professional licensed land surveyor's exam. This was an accomplishment that set his career in motion and in 1986 Wayne became a partner in the firm. Through the years as senior partners retired, the name eventually became Delmarter & Deifel. Wayne was also a member of CELSOC & CLSA. After 42 years in the land surveying profession Wayne retired in 2011. Throughout his career, Wayne made many friends from colleagues, to the Kern Co. Surveyor's office staff, clients, local business associates and more.

Wayne also enjoyed several hobbies including watching Bakersfield College football, B.H.S. football, playing golf, car shows, the beach, and anything about surfing. He was an avid gun enthusiast and a strong advocate for the second amendment. On September 18, 1971, Wayne married the love of his life Barbara Ann White, in Hollywood CA. They were married 42 years prior to her passing in 2014. He has been eagerly awaiting to rejoin Barbara and spend heavenly eternity together. They truly were soul mates, for they even shared the same birthday together.

Wayne is survived by his mother Alice Dykes, daughters and sons-in-law Danielle Cecil (Jack), Stephanie Klugow (Scott), brothers and sisters-in-law Bruce Deifel (Sharon), Barry Dykes (Jill), grandchildren, Brandon, Lexi, Christopher, Nicholas, Anna, Grace, Alek, Luke, Lil Jack and several great grandchildren. And we cannot forget to mention Wayne's trusty K9 sidekick Rocky, the "miniature wolverine". Rocky was by Wayne's side until the very end.

Wayne is preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara, his son Joseph "Nick" Gilmer and his stepfather Perry Dykes.

Wayne always praised "Pop" for raising him and Bruce as his own. When Wayne was little, it was Pop who nicknamed him "Weenerbug". For those who knew Wayne's quick wit, comical and sometimes distinct sense of humor, knows that there will never ever be another Weenerbug! We will all miss him forever.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a memorial service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held at a later date.

At Wayne's wishes, to help save America and the second amendment, please vote for Trump in the 2020 presidential election!

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 13, 2020
Janet and I send our condolences to Alice, Bruce and Barry and to their extended families. Have fond memories of growing up and visiting with the Deifel and Dykes family. Such a great and fun family atmosphere. Too short on extended lifetime activities, but a great appreciation for his time on earth. We will miss such a great person. As planned, will follow Wayne's wishes and suggestions for November. God Bless. Jim and Janet Reynolds, Monument, Colorado
James S. Reynolds
August 4, 2020
Well, Wayne, we've all lost you way too soon. I must accept it. We go back to 1963, riding school bus #20 to BHS. What a crazy neighborhood we occupied! I remember your monster paddleboard stored in that '41 Willys pickup on the side of your house and that crazy trip 6 of us took to Pismo in 1966. In 2002, you and Barb, along with Vickie and I cruised from New Zealand to Tahiti and Bora Bora then on to Hawaii. What a trip that was.
You were more of a role model kind-of-guy than you would ever know throughout your life; you deserve a special biography. You embodied professionalism and success at all levels. President Trump has our votes! I hope you'll meet up again with Doug, Paul, and Homer to make room for the rest of us, one-by-one. Barb would say it's OK with her.
Dayne Frary
August 4, 2020
I am sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Wayne. Our loss is heaven's gain. Rest assured old buddy, I will be voting for Trump just like you asked!
August 4, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Mike Woody
August 3, 2020
Wayne when I’m standing at the polls this year I’m voting for you buddy. Your wish is my pleasure !
Linda Macey Hazen
August 2, 2020
Life just will not be the same without you in it Wayne. We miss you beyond words but we’re glad your back together with Barb. We love you so much. Bro & Jill ❤
Barry & Jill Dykes
August 2, 2020
Jack Woody Colvard
August 2, 2020
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