Wayne Brown, Sr.

Date of Death: Jan 06, 2022
Wayne Brown, Sr.

1938 - 2022

Wayne Brown, Sr., 83, of Waupun, passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2022 at his home.

Wayne was born October 30, 1938 in Watertown, SD to Richard and Estella Beam Brown. Wayne attended Waupun schools and later served the US Army for two years. Wayne met the love of his life, Joyce E. Funk, and they were married December 26, 1956. Wayne worked on the assembly line for John Deere for 32 years. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, snowmobiling, and playing cards with his great-grandkids.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce; four children: Wayne Jr. (Darlene) Brown, Sam (Nancy) Brown, Suesan (Doug) Henning, and Jim (Tina) Brown; nine grandchildren: Andrea (Jesse) Philips, Jessica Moede, Samantha Moede (fiance Robert), Jennifer Moede, Brandon (Brittny) Henning, Cody (Andrea) Brown, Kelly Brown (fiance Drew), Gus Brown, and Nate Brown; nine great-grandchildren: Aubrey Philips, Jackson Philips, Dawson Farr, Reryleigh Nabar, Joey Engle, Tyler Torres, Quinn Hening, Liam Henning, and Waylon Brown; two brothers: Bill Brown and Mike (Gloria) Brown; four sisters: Georgia Mecklenberg, Donna Reddin, Linda Thurk, and Diane (Octaviano “Junior”) Garcia; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jacob Moede, a great-grandson, Caven Donovan; a brother, Richard “Dick” Brown, Jr.; and three sisters: Roberta Shaw, Shirley Brown, and Brenda Brown.


Friends and relatives may call on the family from 12 noon until the time of service.


A memorial service for Wayne Brown, Sr. will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Rick Boon officiating.

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  1. Brenda cebery Says: January 10, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss sympathy and condolence

  2. Dan and Marilyn Fink Says: January 11, 2022 at 9:47 am

    So sorry to hear this. We sure had a lot of fun camping so much good times. RIP my friend prayers for family. A friend Dan Fink

  3. Gail (Patty) Drummy Clark Says: January 11, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    I’m saddened to hear of the sudden loss of a former neighbor and
    Chester Country School classmate. We were real survivors of a class of seven outstanding, successful students in a one room school of 1st-8th graders. The unsupervised recesses were a preparation for survival in the real world.
    The family can be very proud of him.
    My prayers and condolences to the family,

    Gail (Patty) Drummy Clark

  4. Sharon (Mecklenberg) Suelflow Says: January 12, 2022 at 3:45 am

    So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. So sorry to hear about Wayne. Sympathies to the family.

  6. David and Shelly Galle Says: January 13, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Sorry for the loss, sympathy to the entire family

  7. Sharon Beske Says: January 13, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Joyce & family…so very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing! I will always remember our Vegas trips we all took together years ago! Heaven gained another Angel! May God comfort you all in the days, months & years to come! He will be missed by all!

  8. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a great man! My husband Paul and I worked with Wayne at Gysbers grocery store years ago and he was so much fun. Always saw the positive. God Bless all of you

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