Wayne G. Thell

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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My dear brother, Wayne, loved the arts as an expression of life. When I was young I remember he took me to the St. Paul Library Children's Room and introduced me to the world of books. I've been forever grateful.

He loved his job in the court system. I am so happy that he was hired for the work. His co-workers were like family to him. I know how important that was to him.

Gloria Haider

My sympathies and prayers to Barbara and to Wayne's family. Wayne had great stories to tell and almost always a wonderful laugh at the end of each story. He was a character with a great sense of humor. I am honored to have worked with Wayne in District Court and had the opportunity to be a guest at Wayne and Barbara's home for our Christmas parties. What a fabulous home and what a fabulous host and hostess Barbara and Wayne were. Thank you Barbara for sharing him with us.

Barbara sorry to here of your loss. You are in my prayers.

Wayne was such a special person that I was pleased to have worked with in District Court. His sense of humor was great as much as his caring attitude towards others. He used to read to my granddaughters when they came to visit and they also were sad to hear he passed. So happy I saw Wayne and Barbara a couple months ago on one of their return trips from New York and get a hug. Gone but never forgotten.

Wayne was a lifelong friend and an extraordinary person - gifted, witty, well educated,unusually generous and hospitable with family and friends, and loyal to them to the end. He was one of the few who could achieve in the worlds of both art and business. Above all, he was unfailingly interesting, challenging and entertaining to be with. In Barbara he found a match in character, intelligence, loyalty and taste. As a couple they were renowned for their kindness and hospitality and their mutual...

To Wayne's family...my thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time...I have fond memories of Wayne at Cretin...Joe Sherin, Class of 57.

My dear brother passed away one week ago today. I knew the call was coming soon, but one is never prepared... I am so furtunate to have spent 12 days in early December with him and Barbara. We were hoping we could spent that time together at their lovely home, but it was not meant to be. Wayne had an immense influence on me and the thought of life without him leaves an ache in my heart. He was a real Renaissance man; amazingly well read, witty, charming, sophisticated and talented in so many...


Wayne's Obituary

Wayne Thell passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on January 6, 2013.