Wayne is from the local area of Appleton and graduated from Appleton East High School. He earned an Associates degree from Fox Valley Technical College in Criminal Justice and an Associate degree in Mortuary Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Wayne came to the Valley Funeral Home as a Director in 1995 with his wife, Shelly. Over the years he has dedicated himself to making the Valley Funeral Home a place where families can feel comfortable and welcome as they experience one of the most difficult times in their lives. He has build the business on his belief of "Serving as would be Served."
Wayne and Shelly now have two children, Taylor and Alec and reside in Appleton.