Wayne A. Wedde, age 90 of Clintonville, passed away at Care Partners Assisted Living,
and entered his heavenly home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, early Sunday morning November 19, 2023.
Wayne was born June 12, 1933 to the late Arnold & Ella (Koll) Wedde at their home in Clintonville. He was baptized on July 2, 1933 and confirmed in his faith on March 30, 1947 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. At the age of 7 years old, he started accordion lessons and by the age of 16 had his own Polka band, “Accordion Wayne, ” which was later called “Wayne Wedde Orchestra.” He played for many weddings and other occasions and even made his own record called, “Just a Smile.” After graduation from Clintonville High School, he attended Superior State and Stevens Point Colleges. He was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Koskey on October 8, 1955. They moved to Shawano where he operated the “Shopper’s Guide” for seven years. Later, the couple moved to Clintonville and started his own publication, “Clintonville Shopper’s Guide,” which he owned and operated for 54 years. In 1980, Beverly passed away unexpectedly. On August 16, 1981, Wayne was united in marriage to Ginger A. Alto at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Wayne had many interests throughout his life including: golf, bowling, playing and listening to Polka music, astronomy, R/C airplanes, trap shooting, and ham radio (KD9GR). He enjoyed his time with the Porsche Club and driving his car around on beautiful days. He also served his community by being a member of the Clintonville Rotary Club. As a lifetime member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, he served on the Memorial Trust Fund, and was involved with the Shepherding Committee/Leaders. He was also a member of the Gideons. Wayne will always be remembered for his kind, gentle, and loving personality, his welcoming smile, and his strong faith in Jesus Christ.
Wayne is survived by:
Daughter: Kim (Tony) Malueg, Caroline
Sons: Randy (Brenda) Wedde, Clintonville & Bruce (Beth) Wedde, La Crosse
Grandchildren: Joshua, Walker, & Savannah Wedde, Denver (Megan) Wedde, Danielle Wedde, and Bailey & Nicholas Malueg
Great-granddaughter: Lilah Jane Wedde
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Beverly & Ginger; and grandchildren, Justin, James, & John Wedde.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, November 24, 2023 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville with the Rev. Jason Zobel officiating. Interment will take place following the service at Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville.
Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 9 AM until the time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff of ThedaCare Medical Center, Shawano; Care Partners Assisted Living, Clintonville; The Pines Post Acute and Memory Care, Embarrass; & ThedaCare At-Home Hospice for the wonderful care and attention given to Wayne.
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting the Wedde family.
An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.