February 28, 1923 – October 27th, 2013
Wayne was born on February 28, 1923, on the farm of Jake and Barbara Yoder and was the fourth child of five. He passed way peacefully in his sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital on October 27, 2013 at the age of 90 years and eight months.
Wayne attended Grand Forks school for eight years and Round Hill School for one year. He walked or rode horseback to school.
Wayne married Lily Roth on June 24, 1945. They lived on the farm for seven years, in Round Hill for 18 years and in Camrose for 43 years.
Wayne enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and curling. It was not uncommon to come home from work and find a bag of produce on the doorknob.
Wayne was a farmer, worked for Alvin Labelle, owned a store in partnership with Vic Pedersen, which he then owned with Lily, had Purity 99 bulk gas and oil, owned a coffee shop, ran the post office in Round Hill, and drove a school bus for sixteen years, worked as a Singer sales representative, and drove a delivery truck for several different lumber companies, from which he retired.
Sharing his memories are his family, wife Lily (of 68+ years); four children, Sylvia (Murray) Lauber, Beatrice (Richard) Foshaug, Joan (Hector) Dumonceaux, Ken Yoder (Edie Dul); 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, 2 step great- grandchildren; and one sister, Goldie Ferguson (living in Ontario), along with numerous extended family members. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Also left to mourn is special friend, Brian Burnstad. Lily cared for Brian when his mother was in the sanitorium with tuberculosis. Brian was born in the sanitorium and Lily cared for him for 8 months before his mother was released as a healthy individual.
Wayne was a faithful attendee at Salem Mennonite Church.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2013 at Salem Mennonite Church south of Tofield