Wayne Havenstrite

Wayne Havenstrite



Wayne Earl Havenstrite, 83, of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his home in West Union, Iowa. He was born May 14, 1938 to Earl and Irene (Jacobs) Havenstrite on a farm east of Clermont, Iowa. Wayne graduated from Valley High School. After graduation, Wayne served in the United States Army.

On October 18, 1957, Wayne was united in marriage with Carolyn Anderson. Four children were born to this union. After Carolyn passed away, Wayne later married Kay Brownell on May 25, 2019. In the early years, Wayne started doing autobody work for Wilbur Ford and managed it for fifty-five years. He then bought into and owned Wilbur Ford for ten years. Wayne sold the dealership nine years ago and then owned J &W Autobody and Wayne and Del’s Electronics. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, V.F.W and American Legion. Wayne was an EMT and was on the West Union City Council for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, gardening, stock car racing at Fayette Co. Raceway and attending his grandchildren’s activities.

Surviving Wayne are his wife, Kay Havenstrite of West Union, Iowa; his four children, Nancy (Tom) King of Waterloo, Iowa; Jeff (Janie) Havenstrite of Springville, Iowa; Teresa Hougen (Chris Wolf) of Rockford, Illinois; and Tim (Michelle) Havenstrite of Prairie City, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; nine step-children, Jay (Lorie) Farmer, Jeff Farmer, Julie (Brad) Andreae, Jill (Mike) Ries, Jeanette (Bruce) Riniker, Janice (Doug) Martins, Joe (Carrie) Farmer, Jerry (Lori) Farmer and Isaac (Alana Platte) Brownell; twenty-three step-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Hofer of Wadena, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Havenstrite on April 4, 2017; his parents, Earl and Irene Havenstrite; brothers, Roger Havenstrite and Donnie Havenstrite; and one brother-in-law, Sam Hofer.

Visitation was Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 2-6 p.m. at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home, West Union, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Monday.

Funeral Services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, West Union, Iowa with Rev. Duane Miller as the Officiant.

Burial followed at West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa with Military Rites.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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