November 13, 1930 - May 14, 2022
RIGA- Wayne Walters 91, of Riga, passed away at his home on May 14, with his family by his side. Wayne was born November 13, 1930 in Bryan Ohio, to Lester and Lena Belle Walters. On June 19, 1954 Wayne Married Ruth Brieschke. After becoming husband and wife Wayne was drafted and they moved together to Washington for basic training in the Army. Following basic training Wayne was deployed to Fairbanks Alaska, where Wayne and Ruth lived for one year. When Wayne finished his service in the Army he returned to Riga, farming for many years before working with multiple companies in fertilizer and agricultural sales and management. Wayne had a true love for the land that continued throughout his life, from farming, fishing to hunting. He also loved a good card game, Wayne and Ruth participated in many card games from friends’ houses to the senior center in Blissfield. He loved a good round of golf, with his first job at the age of 10, in Defiance being a caddy at the golf club. For many years Wayne and Ruth were part of the Ottawa Lake square dancing club. He also enjoyed dartball, playing for over 50 years traveling to many Lutheran churches to play. The biggest love that he had was for his family, doing his best to never miss a sporting event for his children and 10 grandchildren. Wayne has been a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 67 years. Wayne is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth, children; David (Deanna) Walters, Scott (Brenda) Walters, Jeff (Debbie) Walters, Jan (Brian) Ford, also including 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren with another on the way, siblings Dale, Rachel, Janice, James, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents, siblings John, Zelma, Leo, Harvey and Belva, as well as one great grandchild Ella Loraine Bechtel. Celebration of life will take place on Thursday, May 19, at 2:00 pm. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. The Family will receive friends at Wagley Funeral Home Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield on Wednesday, May 18, from 4-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and Elara Hospice. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
RIGA- Wayne Walters 91, of Riga, passed away at his home on May 14, with his family by his side. Wayne was born November 13, 1930 in Bryan Ohio, to Lester and Lena Belle Walters. On June 19, 1954 Wayne Married Ruth Brieschke. After becoming... View Obituary & Service Information
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