Obit: Schwanebeck, Wayne M. (1930 - 2011)


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Surnames: Schwanebeck, Davis, Dickson, Kreifels, Ziebart, Hasz, Wilde

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 05/13/2011

Schwanebeck, Wayne M. (15 JUN 1930 - 11 MAY 2011)

PITTSVILLE -- Wayne M. Schwanebeck, 80, of Pittsville, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Pittsville, with the Rev. Tom Hahn officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Cemetery, town of Sherwood. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Pittsville, and at the church on Sunday from noon until time of service.

Wayne was born June 15, 1930, in the town of Sherwood to Charles and Doris (Davis) Schwanebeck. He attended Dewhurst School and was a 1948 graduate of Pittsville High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage Nov. 6, 1954, to Fern Dickson at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Pittsville.

Wayne worked at Coca-Cola in Milwaukee, and then returned to the family farm in the town of Sherwood. He also drove school bus for 31 years, worked at Consolidated Papers for five years, and was a milk hauler. He also did seasonal work on the cranberry marsh.

Wayne and Fern moved to their home on Badger Avenue in 1960.

He served as town chairman for Sherwood for many years, currently serving as supervisor for the town of Sherwood. He was an active member and past commander of Palmer-Ritchie-Thomas Post 153 American Legion in Pittsville. He also was an active member and past president of the Southern Clark County Sportsman's Club in Granton; a member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Sherwood, serving as chairman, trustee and was on the financial committee.

He was a Red Cross donor and volunteer, helped organize the FFA Alumni program in Pittsville, and was a volunteer with the USSA (special sportsman's alliance).

Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, attending grandchildren's sporting events and spending time with family and friends. He loved to have coffee and play cards at the Hilltop and at the Sportsman's Club.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Schwanebeck of Pittsville; children, Vicki (Steve) Kreifels of Nebraska City, Neb., Deb Martinson of Nekoosa and Ricky (Maria) Schwanebeck of Granton; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Melinda, A.J., Derek, Sam and Ryan. He is further survived by a brother, Ivan (Edna) Schwanebeck of Pittsville; two sisters, Lois Hasz of Granton and Joyce (Herb) Ziebart of Pittsville; and a brother-in-law, Ed Wilde of Cedarburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nona Wilde; and a brother-in-law, Albert Hasz.



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