Valley Funeral Home Obituary: Gmeiner Sr., Wayne J.

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Gmeiner Sr., Wayne J.
Wayne J. Gmeiner Sr.
Wayne J. Gmeiner Sr., 68, of Niagara, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012, at his home with his wife at his side.

He was born March 23, 1944 in Appleton, Wisconsin, son of the late Sylvia (Lietz) Michaelis and Frank Gmeiner. Wayne married Patti Lane on February 9, 1999.

Wayne was employed by Giddings and Lewis as a Service Technician. After his retirement, Wayne enjoyed planting flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees and doing his own canning and preserving. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman; he loved fishing, bird watching, and all parts of nature. He especially enjoyed sharing these experiences with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He valued all that was pure and simple in life. He was devoted to his faith in God and lived his life accordingly.

Wayne is survived by his wife Patti Gmeiner (nee Lane), Niagara; two sons, Wayne J. Gmeiner Jr. (Robin), Palm Harbor, FL, and Ben (Rachel) Stevens, Appleton; four daughters, Michele (Jim) Isaacson, Sauk City, WI, Tanya (Lawrence) Dear, Niagara, Heather (Jeremy) Maass, Menasha, and Susan (Huy) Luu, Appleton; He is further survived by his ten grandchildren, Manny, Natasha, Dylan, Maya, Abby, Ellie, Tyler, Annika, Anna, and Corryn; and a brother, Dennis Michaelis, Appleton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ron Lietz and James Gmeiner.

A celebration of Waynes life will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 Philip Lane, Appleton, with Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg officiating. Visitation will be at the Fellowship on Saturday beginning at 1:00 PM until the time of service. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

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Hi Michele, So sorry to hear about your father passing away! Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless you and take care!! Candi Gregorski


Michele: I am so sorry to hear about your dear father's passing. There is nothing like the relationship between a father and daughter. My heart goes out to you during this time. Mary

Mary Comperini-Stoffel, Psy.D.
Visalia, California

My sympathies to the families and friends who knew Wayne. We've lost a great man who impacted a lot of people throughout his long life. He was an intelligent free thinker. I'll miss his compassion, love and unique personality that's hard to describe but that was only Wayne. Sending you love, courage, and strength during this difficult time. -Blessings, Raymond Gmeiner-Perez & Family

Raymond G. Perez
Portland, Oregon

Sending you all love and thinking of all the times on Telulah Avenue. I am glad I was able to see Wayne the summer before last. It was sweet how he was so excited and happy to see the girls from the old neighborhood. Love Always, Lynnie

Lynn LeMere
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wayne F. Tauber
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