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Richard W Wayne

Richard W Wayne

Richard W. “Rick” Wayne, age 68 of Durand, died Friday, September 8, 2023 at home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

Rick was born on June 30, 1955 in Durand. He was the son of Jonathon W. “Bill” and Aileen (Bauer) Wayne. Rick grew up in Durand attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lima and graduated from Durand in 1973. After high school, Rick started his career in construction. He started working for Everett Vradenberg before starting his own construction business, Rick Wayne Construction. Rick married Sandra Radle on August 6, 1983 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand. After marriage they made their home in the Town of Durand where they built their homestead and raised their family. Rick began subbing as a rural mail carrier in 1985. He later became a full-time mail carrier until his retirement in 2020.

Rick was passionate about being a Mason and the Masonic lodge. Later he became a Shriner Clown to bring a smile to children’s faces. Rick loved building birdhouses with and for the children. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, trapping and gardening, he was also an avid bowler. Most of all, Rick loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Rick is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandy, three sons Bill (Crystal) of Nelson, Andy (Taylor) of Durand and Ted, four grandchildren Evy, Ben, Carter and Fletcher, mom Aileen Wayne, siblings Pat (Nancy), Sharon (Randy) Bauer, Peggy (Loran) Bauer, John (Patty), Kathy (Friend, Duane Paulson) Gilles, Sheila (Friend, David Peterson) Wayne, Paul (Lisa), Tom (Vicky), Michael (Carmen), brother-in-law; David Schuh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Wayne, sister Connie Schuh, niece Jessika Gilles and nephews, Shawn Wayne and Tommy Bauer.

Memorial Mass will be 11:30AM Monday, September 18, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand. Rev. John Zweber will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00PM-7:00PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at church on Monday. Masonic Services will be 3:30PM Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Rick Plumer

    Sorry to hear about Ricks passing.

  2. Pat Daley

    Rick has his footprints all over our farm with his helping my parents to remodel the farm house. Rick was such a great guy and great friend to my parents and all of our family. My prayers and thoughts to the entire family. Rick will be missed by all of us Daley's.

  3. Warren Manske

    Sorry for your loss. He was a good friend, team mate, competitor, and will be missed by all.

  4. Bob and Mary Zika and Family

    We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  5. Rose Glatczak

    Our deepest sympathies. He was truly an angel on earth….now he is one in Heaven. Rose and John Glatczak

  6. Brian Gabriel

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. He was such a great volunteer and his impact on the community will not be forgotten.

  7. Roger Poeschel

    Prayers for Rick and Family. A true friend and bowling buddy. I had the pleasure of bowling with Rick for over 40 years. His humor and wit will be missed.

  8. gibson bonnie

    Sandy. So sorry for your loss.My prayers to you and the boys

  9. Randy & Sharon Bauer

    We extend our heartfelt sympathies to you, Sandy and your 3 sons, Bill, Andy & Ted. as we join in your sorrow and grief of loss of your loved one. Let us never forget how genuine Rick was and all the ways he touched lives of not only family but also friends, both young & old community members. Let us never forget his compassion, and the wonderful ways Rick has enriched our lives. Hugs & Prayers!

  10. Roger Poeschel

    Prayers for Rick and Family. A true friend and bowling buddy. I had the pleasure of bowling with Rick for over 40 years. His humor and wit will be missed.


    Sandy and family, you have my deepest sympathy. Great next door neighbor for many years.

  12. Donna Radle Lampman

    Sandy and family, our hearts go out to you and are sending our deepest condolences. Rick will live forever in your hearts and souls and he'll be watching over you forever from Heaven.

  13. Michaeleen ( Scott)Kaeser

    So sorry for your loss...I remember Rick hang out with my brother Pat all through High School. Hugs

  14. Steven and Bebe Pittman

    Our condolences to Sandy and the Wayne family. Rick was a great friend. He was in my class (1973). Our prayers go out to him as he enters his spiritual home in heaven. God is good and loving.
    Steven and Bebe Pittman, Leesburg, VA

  15. Pam and Jim Scott

    Sandy and family - you have our deepest sympathy. May all your wonderful memories bring you some peace at this time. Love and hugs sent to you.

  16. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Rick. He was a good, caring person. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ????????????????????

  17. Rod and Charlet Keenlyne

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.
    He was truly a Great Man inside and out.
    He gave so much to his friends and community.
    He will be greatly missed.

  18. donny heit

    sorry for your loss sandy and the boys

  19. Barb Werlein

    Sandy and family am so sorry for your loss.

  20. Kevin McMahon

    So sorry for your loss, praying for you

  21. MaryAnn wittig

    My sympathy to you. Prayers

  22. Jade Roatch

    I'm so sorry to hear this I won't be able to make it to the funeral but I'll be down for the visitation on sunday.

  23. Edna Utter

    I am sorry to hear about Rick. He will be missed. He was always there when we needed something being neighbors. Sandy you are in my prayers and if I can do anything long distance let me know.
    Take care

  24. Al & Sue Biesterveld

    Sending hope and strength during this difficult time. Thinking of the entire family at this time of loss. RIP cousin, Rick ????

  25. Michael Markey

    He was a fun guy easy to get along with I graduated in his class

  26. Lonnie and Karen Sabelko

    We're so sorry for your loss and pain. Rick was a great guy who will be missed!

  27. Judy and John Parr

    our thoughts and prayers are with you

  28. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    Will miss seeing and talking to Rick and all the work, knowledge and experience with construction projects he so freely gave to us over the years. He fought the good fight and may he rest in peace.

  29. Marsha Sullivan

    Sending love and prayers to his family. Rick was a great cousin and gave so much of himself. He was so special. Zoa

  30. David and Michelle Wright

    We extend our heartfelt sympathies to you as we join in your sorrow and grief. We will never forget all the wonderful ways your dear husband enriched our lives. He was truly one of a kind.

  31. Barry Bauer

    My condolences to Sandy and the family. Rick was a good friend to all who ever met him and are better for it. I was fortunate to spend some time with him earlier this year. He will be missed.

  32. Elizabeth Bauer

    My sympathies to the family, Rick gave so much of himself to so many.

  33. Erin Richardson

    Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. He will be building bird houses forever.

  34. Lisa Slinde

    My sympathy to you Sandy and your family. I always loved visiting with Rick when I was down home. He will be missed by many.

  35. Laura Boese

    So sorry for the loss of Wayne- he was a delight to know and a true fighter????????

  36. Matthew Snyder

    I always enjoyed talking to him when I ran into him, he was good with the kids and fishing! Big family but I know quite a few of them, you have my sympathy!!

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