Born: March 21, 1977
Died: September 30, 2021
Wayne Eric Carnehl, 44, of Harvard, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 30 in Harvard, IL.
Wayne was born March 21, 1977 to Wesley and Suzanne (Klimek) Carnehl in Lake Forest, IL.
He married Courtney Finke on Oct. 12, 2013 at the Starline in Harvard, IL. He was proficient in numerous trades, working most recently in the HVAC industry for the past 10 years.
Wayne was a gentle giant who loved his family deeply. As a caring and proud father, he was thrilled Maci shared his love for golf, softball, Star Wars, and even his hidden talent for doing impersonations. Wayne was delighted that Michelle displays his ideals of caring for others, as well as sharing his love for music by playing the flute. He always joked that he loved Courtney more because he had a bigger heart, and as it turned out, he physically did have a bigger heart. He was a humble man who was willing to help anyone he encountered. Wayne always offered a warm embrace to those around him, treating everyone like family. Wayne was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, and he enjoyed outdoor activities like hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife Courtney Carnehl, daughters Michelle (20) and Maci (7) Carnehl, parents Wesley and Suzanne Carnehl, father and mother-in-law Ron and Jeri Finke, siblings Christine (Lyle) Kohley, Sarah (Matt) Keller, and Melissa Carnehl, brother and sister-in-laws Jeremiah Finke, Sarah (Daniel) Marchwiany, Clayton Finke, and Erik Finke, grandfather-in-law Darryl Dulgar, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his fraternal grandparents Wilbert and Mildred Carnehl, maternal grandparents Leopold and Jennie Klimek, maternal grandmother-in-law Helen Dulgar, and fraternal grandparent-in-laws Wilbert and Betty Finke.
The visitation will be 10 AM – 1 PM Sat., Oct. 9 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard, IL 60033. The funeral service will follow at 1 PM at the funeral home, with the interment being in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Harvard, IL.
In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe Page has been created in Wayne's name for a memorial to be established for his family. Please visit his obituary page at www.saundersmcfarlin.net
to find that link.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net
Call the funeral home for more info at 815-943-5400.
Published by Northwest Herald from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2021.