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“I miss you so much Dad! ”
1 of 126 | Posted by: Alison Mead - Marshall, MI

“Wayne was a fine athelete, fondly remembered. Cathy, you were in my thoughts today and for some reason, took me to this announcement....I was so...Read More »
2 of 126 | Posted by: Sylvia Lutzka - Denton, TX

“I am so sorry I missed the services, news of this untimely incident was not made available to me until yesterday! I worked with Wayne at Calhoun...Read More »
3 of 126 | Posted by: Victor D. Rose - Lansing, MI

“Cathy, Allison, Curt and Markus & family. So sorry about the loss of your husband and father, my thought are with you. ”
4 of 126 | Posted by: Barb Holmes - Marshall, MI

“Dear Cathy, I got word of your loss yesterday morning. How my heart goes out to you as well as my deepest sympathy. Please know that you and your...Read More »
5 of 126 | Posted by: Lisa J Hinkle - FL

“Cathy, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your cherished husband. It was such a pleasure to get to know him better at the recent holiday party; he...Read More »
6 of 126 | Posted by: Ann Garlock - Battle Creek, MI

“Cathy, I am so very sorry for your loss - I know this is a very difficult time for you - it takes time and loved ones to ease the pain. I lost my...Read More »
7 of 126 | Posted by: Marilyn (Rollins) Walters - MI

“Cathy, Our condolences to you and your family. Wayne can now be an angel to help guide all of you. I am truly sorry for your loss. If there is...Read More »
8 of 126 | Posted by: Angi, Nick and Cami Magee - Holt, MI

“I am so very sorry for your loss. We always knew the job was being done right when Wayne was on site. He was a good man. He paved a lot or roads...Read More »
9 of 126 | Posted by: Jane Dykema - Lansing, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Mead always being at the sporting events and always being supportive of us kids growing up. He was a very...Read More »
10 of 126 | Posted by: Ryan Van Dyke - Marshall, MI

“Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. You both have a special place in my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. April ”
11 of 126 | Posted by: April Maynard - Bellevue, MI

“Cathy and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will never forget when Wyane got Nick out of the locked running car when he was just a baby, I was...Read More »
12 of 126 | Posted by: Sandy Pell (Dereski) - MI

“Cathy and Family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. ”
13 of 126 | Posted by: Mike & Chris McLain - Marshall, MI

“Cathy, No words can express how sorry I am for your families loss. Wayne was a great man and will be missed by anyone who was fortuntate enough to...Read More »
14 of 126 | Posted by: Bryan Van Dyke - Grove City, OH

“Cathy and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with you. There are no words to expres the sadness. Cindy ”
15 of 126 | Posted by: Cindy (Roberts) Feldkamp - IL

“Cathy and Family So sorry to hear about the death of Wayne. He was a good friend and a fellow teammate through our college days, and the days I...Read More »
16 of 126 | Posted by: Jacque Daup - Ashland, OH

“Mrs. Mead, I played baseball with Wayne at Spring Arbor. So sorry to hear of his untimely death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your...Read More »
17 of 126 | Posted by: Paul Carlton - Decatur, IL

“Cathy & family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 126 | Posted by: Cathy - Kalamazoo, MI

“Cathy, So sorry to read about Wayne. We will hold you close to our hearts and in our prayers. Kathie,Tom,Eric ,David, and Jen(McNees) Walbeck. ”
19 of 126 | Posted by: Kathie Walbeck - Lafayette, IN

“Cathy and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Patti Dowding, Mary Goheen & Girls ”
20 of 126 | Posted by: patti dowding - Bellevue, MI

“Cathy: I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
21 of 126 | Posted by: Linda Straight - Lady Lake, FL

“I am very sorry to hear of Wayne's death. He was the construction foreman for the Grand Avenue Streetscape Mead Brothers constructed for the City of...Read More »
22 of 126 | Posted by: Dan Danke - Onondaga, MI

“Cathy - My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. May God's angels cover you in love at this difficult time. ”
23 of 126 | Posted by: Randi Viers Nowell - Atlanta, GA

“Dearest Cathy, Please accept my heart felt condolences. I was so saddened to hear of Wayne's death and I have thought of you two often since...Read More »
24 of 126 | Posted by: Merlin Pratt - Port Antonio

“Cathy, Allison, Curt, and Marc, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Khristine, Brandon, and Drew ”
25 of 126 | Posted by: Khristine (Holmes) Marquoit - MI

“To the Mead Family, Wayne was in my '72 graduating class and I hadn't seen him since high school, but I can't tell you how shocked and saddened I...Read More »
26 of 126 | Posted by: Maureen Porter Wallace - MI

“I met and spoke with Wayne on several occassions while Mead Brothers was reconstructing County Farm Road in front of our home. A very nice guy who...Read More »
27 of 126 | Posted by: Randy Parsons - Parma, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have help you. ”
28 of 126 | Posted by: Terri McCormack Libbrecht - MI

“Cathy, so sorry for your loss. ”
29 of 126 | Posted by: Rod & Tina Thurow - Springport, MI

“To the whole Mead family, Life has no preparation for the sudden death of a loved one. Prayers for God's arms to envelope you with his love to...Read More »
30 of 126 | Posted by: LUANN DUNCAN - ALBION, MI

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. My prayers are for the Meads... chuck ”
31 of 126 | Posted by: Chuck Carr - Potterville, MI

“I send my condolences to the Mead Brothers Excavating Inc's Family. Darlene Rodriguez Consumers Energy Company Corporate Insurance Dept ”
32 of 126 | Posted by: Darlene Rodriguez - Jackson, MI

“Mead Bros. has performed several contracts for the Ingham County Drain Commissioner over the last decade. I managed most of the contracts. Wayne was...Read More »
33 of 126 | Posted by: Paul C. Pratt, Ingham Deputy Drain Commissioner - MI

“I would like to share my condolences with the Mead Family, Wayne was a great man I had many good memories with him, he will be missed by all. ”
34 of 126 | Posted by: Bob Allison - Lansing, MI

“Cathy, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your beloved husband. Having just recently met Wayne for the first time I can honestly say it was my...Read More »
35 of 126 | Posted by: Paula DeJongh - Holt, MI

“I am very sorry for your tragic loss. I just met Wayne recently, but it was very clear that he cared deeply about his work. My prayers go out to all...Read More »
36 of 126 | Posted by: Karol Patton - Dimondale, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words to take away your pain, just please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers and...Read More »
37 of 126 | Posted by: Phil & Sherrie Damon - Marshall, MI

“Cathy, family and Mead Bros. Family, So, So sorry about your terrible loss. I'm sure Wayne will be taking care of his family from above just as he...Read More »
38 of 126 | Posted by: Teresa Stouffer Brown - MI

“It was sad for me to read of Wayne's death. He was a good honest hard working man. It was a pleasure to be associated with him. He gave credit...Read More »
39 of 126 | Posted by: Palmer Hamilton - Marshall, MI

“Alison im so sorry for your loss may god be with you an your family through these hard times my thoughts an prayers are with you ”
40 of 126 | Posted by: marsha bischoff - seymour, TN

“Cathy, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lynette ”
41 of 126 | Posted by: Lynette Todd - Marshall, MI

“Cathy, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. ”
42 of 126 | Posted by: Mary Jo Reule Anderson - MI

“Cathy, Allison, Curt & Mark; Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Robin & Don ”
43 of 126 | Posted by: Robin & Don Royster - MI

“Dear Cathy, You have been and continue to be in my thoughts and prayers at this tremendously painful time for you and your family - I am so sorry!!...Read More »
44 of 126 | Posted by: Chris Gorham - Galesburg, MI

“Cathy and family, All my sincere condolences for Wayne's passing! Your first cousin, Bud Graham, was my husband, and passed away 1/27/2009. I know...Read More »
45 of 126 | Posted by: Jean Graham - Lansing, MI

“Cathy and all of the extended Mead Families, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. May God Bless you all. ”
46 of 126 | Posted by: Dale and Joanne Baum - MI

“•Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I know Wayne...Read More »
47 of 126 | Posted by: Marty Lasky - Marshall, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the lord be with you. Kelly Goodrich Carlisle and family ”
48 of 126 | Posted by: Kelly Goodrich Carlisle - Albion, MI

“wayne was one of the nicest foremens id ever worked for, it was a total shock to hear what happened R.I.P u,ll be missed by many ”
49 of 126 | Posted by: mike stock - eaton rapids, MI

“Cathy, Heard of Wayne's accident today. So sorry for the loss. I am in Marshall on Monday and Tuesdays. Call when you need to get out for a night. ”
50 of 126 | Posted by: Nancy - Kalamazoo, MI

“The only time I got to meet Wayne was at Zac and I's reception. My love and condolences go out to my in laws. ”
51 of 126 | Posted by: Gina Wunder - Albion, MI

“I am lost for words ”
52 of 126 | Posted by: danny dewberry - duck lake, MI

“Dear Mead Famlies ,So Sorry to Hear of your lost!!! My prayers are with your famlies May the Good Lord keep you in His palm as you Face this very...Read More »
53 of 126 | Posted by: June stevens( Densmore) - Hanover, MI

“Cathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult season. ”
54 of 126 | Posted by: Tony DeVolder - Midland, MI

“Our heartfelt prayers at this difficult time. ”
55 of 126 | Posted by: Tracy & Robert Bywater Families - MI

“Very Sorry to hear of this tragedy . I knew Wayne from differant things like seeing him at Springport resteraunt or sports and worked with him at...Read More »
56 of 126 | Posted by: Cheryl Cooper - North Port, FL

“We are so sorry for your loss.You're in our thoughts and prayers ”
57 of 126 | Posted by: Dan & Deb Rabakon - springport, MI

“So sorry this had to happen. ”
58 of 126 | Posted by: tom cuatt - springport, MI

“Dear Mead Family, I only recently met Wayne, but truly honor our time working together. It was quite evident he was very dedicated to his work. I...Read More »
59 of 126 | Posted by: Jeff Dehring - Ann Arbor, MI

“Alison and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories and time you shared with Wayne. ”
60 of 126 | Posted by: Corinne, Franco & Adi Domingo - MI

“Cathy, Allison, Curt, Marc, So sorry to hear about Wayne. We will hold you close to our hearts and in our prayers. Dan, Vicki, Mike, and Amy ...Read More »
61 of 126 | Posted by: Vicki Van Goethem Laupp - MI

“So sorry to hear of Wayne's death. I enjoyed having Wayne in Chemistry class.I got to talk with him a few years back when he was doing some work near...Read More »
62 of 126 | Posted by: William Linabury - Albion, MI

“Cathy - So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in God's loving arms. ”
63 of 126 | Posted by: Marla J. Moss - Marshall, MI

“My sincere condolences to you and your family during this diffcult time. May the wonderful memories with Wayne help you through this time of grief....Read More »
64 of 126 | Posted by: Cindi Norris - Marshall, MI

“Cathy, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to you and your family. Carol ”
65 of 126 | Posted by: Carol Prine - Springport, MI

“Cathy we are truly sorry to hear of Wayne's accident. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything. Wayne will be missed. ”
66 of 126 | Posted by: Barry and Cheryl McCormack - MI

“Our prayers are with you. May God be with you during this triying time. Love Chet and Susie ”
67 of 126 | Posted by: susie and chet zerbe - albion, MI

“Coach Mead and the Mead Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. As you tell us be strong and we are here for anything you need. Lawrence...Read More »
68 of 126 | Posted by: dale gribler - lawrence, MI

“Cathy and Family, You and your family are in our prayers. If you need anything please let us know. We will see you on Friday. Love, CinLou ”
69 of 126 | Posted by: Bruce and Cindy Bosserd - MI

“Cathy and Family, It's been many years since I have seen Wayne or spoken to him, but the fond memories of our High School years and other fun times...Read More »
70 of 126 | Posted by: Don Arquette - Naples, FL

“Dear Alison and family... we were so saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find some kind of peace and...Read More »
71 of 126 | Posted by: Heather (Karaba) Tatar - MI

“Our prayers go out to the Mead family. Wayne was a great man whom I worked with for many years along with my son. We will miss you Wayne. ”
72 of 126 | Posted by: Larry & Ginger Williams - Lyons, MI

“To the Mead family......our thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed Wayne being my boss at Advanced Paving for many, many years. Wayne was a...Read More »
73 of 126 | Posted by: Larry williams jr & family - MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
74 of 126 | Posted by: Cheryl Greene - Eaton Rapids, MI

“Cathy, so sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and your family ”
75 of 126 | Posted by: Tami McCaslin Shreve - Lake, MI

“Cathy & Family, We Are Sorry To Hear Of Your Traggic Loss.I Remember Wayne From Our School Days At Springport.You And Your Family Are in Our...Read More »
76 of 126 | Posted by: Kerry & Kim Underhill - Parma, MI

“Dear Cathy and family- We are so saddened to hear of the untimely death of Wayne. Please know that the Pierce family supports you and your family...Read More »
77 of 126 | Posted by: Ken and Debbie Pierce - Marshall, MI

“To Cathy and family, so sorry for your loss, may the Lord give you comfort. ”
78 of 126 | Posted by: Cindy (Locke) Etchison

“Cathy, Allison, Marc, and Curt, We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Wayne was such a great man and will be greatly missed. We will be thinking...Read More »
79 of 126 | Posted by: Stacey Fons - Golden, CO

“To Bonnie and the entire family, My deepest sympathy to all of you during this incredibly hard time. Praying that you find comfort and peace. ...Read More »
80 of 126 | Posted by: Diane Davis - Lansing, MI

“Dear Mead family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. We very much appreciated Wayne and the work he did. You are in my...Read More »
81 of 126 | Posted by: Janis Bobrin - Ann Arbor, MI

“So sorry for your loss...Prayers for all of his family.... ”
82 of 126 | Posted by: Ray & Rose White - Plant City, FL

“Cathy: I am at a loss for words. I know how much you loved Wayne. I know you are strong and will get through this somehow. Time heals all wounds. Be...Read More »
83 of 126 | Posted by: Judy Kirk - Springport, MI

“Dear Mead Family, Wayne was a very important piece of a project I was involved in last year. He was a pleasure to work alongside. He will be...Read More »
84 of 126 | Posted by: Dennis Warren (MDOT) - Lansing, MI

“Cathy and family, So sorry for your loss, in my prayers ”
85 of 126 | Posted by: Barbara Bussing - Homer, MI

“Cathy, Our prayers are with you and your family. May god's peace give you strength and comfort. ”
86 of 126 | Posted by: Kevin & Julie Courtney - MI

“Cathy I cannot even begin to know what you are going through at this time. I would just like to say that you and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
87 of 126 | Posted by: Janet Mulkey - Albion, MI

“Cathy and Family, Our prayers are with you all in this time of great loss. Wayne was such a good man. We feel honored to have such good...Read More »
88 of 126 | Posted by: John & Judy Clark - Marshall, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to a great family, and the loss of an awesome husband, father and friend to many. Wayne you will be misssed by all ”
89 of 126 | Posted by: Kelly Shippell - marshall, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss, he was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
90 of 126 | Posted by: Kathy (Scott) Andersen - Johnston, IA

“Cathy are thoughs and prayers are with you and the kids. Wayne will be missed. ”
91 of 126 | Posted by: Sam and Tracy Bibler - Springport, MI

“Cathy, Alison and family; I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for comfort during this time are with you all. ”
92 of 126 | Posted by: Melissa Fountain - Marshall, MI

“I only knew Wayne briefly. He was a pleasure to work with and was exceptional at what he did. I pray for him and for the Mead family. I am so sorry...Read More »
93 of 126 | Posted by: Harry Sheehan - Ann Arbor, MI

“Sorry for your family's loss.Our thoughts are with you ”
94 of 126 | Posted by: Bruce & Jean Whittum - lewisburg, TN

“Dear Cathy, Alison, Curt, Mark, and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. He was such a wonderful man! You are all in our thoughts...Read More »
95 of 126 | Posted by: karen burghdorf - Battle Creek, MI

“Cathy & family you are in our prayers & thoughts during this difficult time. May God be with you & help you. ”
96 of 126 | Posted by: Gene & Robin Ellis - Onondaga, MI

“Dear Mead Family & Friends, We are all SO Sorry to hear of your tragic loss, our hearts and prayers are will all of you at this time..... Todd,...Read More »
97 of 126 | Posted by: Scarlett Excavating - MI

“Cathy and family we were so sad to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with you in this time of sorrow. God Bless Larry and Lee Nelson ”
98 of 126 | Posted by: Lee Nelson - Albion, MI

“Cathy and Kids, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
99 of 126 | Posted by: Mark and Marie Carl - Marshall, MI

“To all of you, our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you....May God give you strength. ”
100 of 126 | Posted by: Rosalee and Roger Terpening - MI

“To Cathy and kids, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Wayne and I had many wonderful talks about work and family during our years at Advanced. I...Read More »
101 of 126 | Posted by: Rhonda Ball - Jackson, MI

“Cathy and Kids, You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all. ”
102 of 126 | Posted by: Sue Riske - Jackson, MI

“So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers. ”
103 of 126 | Posted by: terry & debbie reniger - marshall, MI

“Dear Cathy and family I am so sorry for your loss of a great Husband,Father and Grandfather. Will always remember his great grin.Cathy take care of...Read More »
104 of 126 | Posted by: Nancy and Vance Marsh - jackson, MI

“Dear Cathy and family, We (our family) are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Our hearts are aching for you. Please know that tons of prayers are...Read More »
105 of 126 | Posted by: Sue and Ron Rosko - Marshall, MI

“Cathy and Family--Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It was our pleasure Cathy to watch you and Wayne grow up, fall in love, and raise...Read More »
106 of 126 | Posted by: Bob and Carol Milliken - Marshall, MI

“Cathy and family, We are greatly saddened to hear of your loss. Keeping you in our prayers and asking God for His arms of comfort around you. ”
107 of 126 | Posted by: Tina Korn - Athens, MI

“Cathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
108 of 126 | Posted by: Annette Campau - Marshall, MI

“Cathy So sorry to hear of Wayne's death. You and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most painful time. Bill Dobbins ”
109 of 126 | Posted by: Bill Dobbins - Albion, MI

“Cathy and family - We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Words can't adequately express our sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during...Read More »
110 of 126 | Posted by: Pat & Lori Dunn-Haley - Chesaning, MI

“Cathy and Family, Words can not express how sorry we are to hear about Wayne. There are so many memories from the football years. We will be...Read More »
111 of 126 | Posted by: Kathy Searles - Marshall, MI

“Cathy, Al, Curt and Mark, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart hurts for you. Your family is in our prayers and please let me know if there is...Read More »
112 of 126 | Posted by: Tiffany Hazen - Marshall, MI

“I will always remember Wayne playing baseball for my husband Hank Burbridge at Spring Arbor College..during that time Wayne and his dad dug a pond in...Read More »
113 of 126 | Posted by: pat burbridge - spring arbor, MI

“Cathy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come. ”
114 of 126 | Posted by: Mary Beth Parmelee - Dorr, MI

“Daddy I love you and miss you so much already! Please watch over your grand babies from above because they are all little dare devils that look up to...Read More »
115 of 126 | Posted by: Alison Mead - marshall, MI

“Cathy...you are in my thoughts and prayers. At this difficult time, know that I am there for you....just let me know what I can do. ”
116 of 126 | Posted by: Barbara Rosene - Marshall, MI

“Cathy, Al and the boys, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. I pray that you all find some kind of comfort and peace during this difficult time. Hugs...Read More »
117 of 126 | Posted by: Leslie Booth Berry - Marshall, MI

“My condolences to your family for the loss of your husband /father.. It saddens me to think that you lost your loved one so close to Christmas..your...Read More »
118 of 126 | Posted by: Lisa Barnes - Marshall, MI

“Cathy - we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Cyndi Kamps ”
119 of 126 | Posted by: Cyndi Kamps - Allegan, MI

“We haven't spent much time together in the past few years, but that didn't diminish the heart felt friendship that will always be there. We are very...Read More »
120 of 126 | Posted by: Ed and Debbie Masternak - GA

“Dear Cathy and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will be holding you all in my thoughts and prayers. Please know if there is anything...Read More »
121 of 126 | Posted by: Kim Sobel - Marshall, MI

“Dear Cathy and family, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Warm thoughts and hugs to you all. Cathy- please don't hesitate to ask if there is...Read More »
122 of 126 | Posted by: Julia Bradsher - Portage, MI

“Cathy and Family, Our family is praying for you and your family during this time of sadness and sorrow. Gods peace, Nancy Pelto, PCM and Family ”
123 of 126 | Posted by: Nancy Pelto - Milford, MI

“Kathy and Family, There are no words that can express how sadly we feel about your loss. Lloyd and I have come in contact with Wayne several times...Read More »
124 of 126 | Posted by: Karen S Kibler - Marshall, MI

“Cathy and Family I am so sorry for your loss. We have lifted you up in prayer to our church family and in our home. James 1:12 Blessed is the...Read More »
125 of 126 | Posted by: Traci Sadler/ PCM - Wetmore, MI

“Cathy and family; My heart goes out for all of you with Wayne passing. I have known Wayne from high school and have a lot of memories of seeing...Read More »
126 of 126 | Posted by: Judy Williams - Jackson, MI


Wayne G. Mead, 57, of Marshall, died in a construction accident in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Wayne was born on April 15, 1954 in Eaton Rapids to Herbert W. and Bonnie M. (Gray) Mead. He spent his childhood in the Springport area attending Springport Schools. He graduated from Springport High School in 1972. Wayne attended college at Spring Arbor College from where he graduated with a major in Physical Education in 1976. On October 15, 1976 he was married to Cathy J. Canull in Jackson. He has spent his life working in construction. He started working at the age of 15 for his family's company, Mead Excavating of Springport. When he was 30 years old he started working for the Calhoun County Road Commission while still working for Mead Excavating. Wayne left the Road Commission and spent over 25 years working with Advanced Paving Company until the company closed. He then returned full time to Mead's. Wayne was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed Michigan State sports and Tiger baseball. Wayne played fastpitch softball in the Homer fastpitch league until he was 40 years old and wife Cathy "convinced" him it was time to hang up his spikes. He was an outdoorsman who spent the last 10 deer seasons not bringing any venison home to the table. He spent that time in the woods with his shotgun enjoying some quiet time with nature. Time with his family at their cabin near Gaylord was spent creating memories that will last their lifetimes. He was an ardent consumer of John Deere equipment and made sure his grandsons all had John Deere gear! Wayne is survived by his beloved family made up of his wife Cathy, daughter Alison Mead of Marshall, sons Curtis Mead of South Haven and Marcus (Julie Ballard) Mead of Marshall, 4 grandsons Christian Pace, Cayden Chadwick, Cyler Chadwick and Ronnie Gill, his mother Bonnie Mead of Springport and sister Marlene (Tom) Sebastian of Springport, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Kenton Mead. Friends may call at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 723 US27 North, Marshall on Thursday from 4PM to 9PM, where his family will be present to greet friends and share memories of Wayne. Funeral services celebrating and remembering his life will be held on Friday, Dec. 23, at 11AM at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Len Schoenherr of United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Pope Methodist Church Cemetery, Springport. A fellowship will follow committal at the Marshall United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 14711 US27 North, Marshall. The family requests that those who want to remember Wayne with a memorial contribution contribute to the Lawrence Schools Basketball Program (where his son Curtis coaches) by making a check payable to Lawrence Public Schools. Assistance with memorials is available at Kempf Funeral Home. To sign the on line guest register and leave the family a personal message visit www.kempffuneralhome.com.

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