Wayne M. Walquist, 76, Lyndon: Jan. 8, 1945 – March 19, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Wayne M. Walquist, 76, Lyndon: Jan. 8, 1945 – March 19, 2021

LYNDON, Kan. – Wayne M. Walquist passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on March 19, 2021, at the age of 76. He was born to Harvey and Roberta (Bulmer) Walquist on Jan. 8, 1945, in Topeka, Kan.

After graduating from Lyndon High School, Lyndon, Kan., he attended Emporia State University, graduating with a degree in business administration.

Wayne served in the United States Army Reserves from 1967 to 1968, serving with the 1011th Supply and Service Company, in Vietnam. He earned the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service as a clerk with the company and as the driver for the commanding officer of the 29th General Support Group.

On Aug. 28, 1966, Wayne married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Jean Pierce. To this union they raised three amazing daughters, Amy, Carrie and Megan, and always welcomed any extras to the house while the girls were growing up in Lyndon.

Wayne was a lifelong Lyndon resident, and early business owner of Wayne’s Clothing. He served in many community organizations, including the Jaycees and USD 421 Board of Education. A farmer and rural mail carrier, Wayne could often be found at the farm, and enjoyed being outdoors and fishing. He passed his love for livestock on to his girls and grandchildren. Wayne always did his best to find time to participate in their activities. There was rarely an event – 4-H, school, or sports – that Wayne missed.

He will be forever remembered by his family, wife, Marilyn Walquist, Lyndon; daughter Amy (Chris) Eichem, Wamego, Kan.; daughter, Carrie Shaffer, Richmond, Kan., and granddaughters Shelbye, Morgan and Taylor and great grandchildren Harper and Layton; daughter, Megan (Tim) Kilgore, Lyndon, and grandson Gage; brother, Bruce (Cindy) Walquist, Cleburne, Texas; niece, Whitney (Craig) Vicars, Cleburne; and Buddy, Reese, Josey, Benson, and Millie, the four-legged family members.

A celebration of life will at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. Inurnment will follow at Lyndon Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne Walquist Memorial Fund, to support the Lyndon community, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at www.feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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