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Wayne VerVelde

February 23, 1940 — December 12, 2020

Wayne "Duffy" E. VerVelde. 80, of Sheboygan Falls and formerly of Grafton, died peacefully on Saturday morning, December 12, 2020 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center following a short stay.Wayne was born on February 23, 1940 in Oostburg, the son of Edward and Mildred (Oonk) VerVelde. He attended Oostburg High School and proudly served our country in the US Army from 1963-65 stationed in Germany and Turkey.  On October 2, 1965 he married Constance Heilmann in Oostburg. Constance preceded him in death on January 9, 2013.Wayne was a member of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Grafton where he served as an usher and greeter. Duffy was a truck driver most of his life. Throughout the years he drove truck for Wayne Haupt, Freeman Chemical and U.S.F. Holland. He enjoyed playing golf, going to the YMCA, morning coffee with the guys at McDonalds, and time on South Padre Island with his army buddy, Ivan Griffith, for the past 18 years.  He was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan.Duffy is survived by one brother, Lyle "Duff" (Ann) VerVelde of Oostburg; two stepsisters, Diane Oonk of Sheboygan, and Mary Oonk of Oostburg; one sister-in-law, Pauline Dicke of Sheboygan Falls; nieces, nephews, long time friends, Wayne Haupt, Dave Paulin, Al Carlson; his special neighbors in Grafton and Sheboygan Falls, other relatives, and friends.He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Constance; one stepsister, Beverly Vandoske; a brother-in-law, Donald Dicke; several nieces and nephews.A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held at the Hartman Cemetery in the Town of Wilson on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 1 pm. with Rev. Ashley Nolte officiating.  Military Honors will follow.A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center and the Pilgrim United Church of Christ.The family wishes to thank Rev. Ashley Nolte and the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center for their exceptional care and compassion given to Wayne.For additional information and online condolences please visit www.wenigfh.com Wayne took his "honor flight" and is now resting in the arms of his Savior's arms. "Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home is serving the VerVelde family.
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