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Wayne Marvin Marx

August 27, 1945 — September 27, 2018

Wayne Marvin Marx, age 73 of Oshkosh passed away on Thursday, September 27th , 2018.

Wayne was born August 27, 1945 to the late Marvin G. Marx and Gwen (Emmrich) Marx in Oshkosh. He married Nancy Bartlett in 1966 and they raised their family in Ring, Wisconsin. Nancy passed away February 29, 2004 prior to their 38th wedding anniversary. He always cherished those precious family years. Wayne and Carol (Schneider/Sawicki) married on June 5, 2010. During retirement Wayne enjoyed travels and “Vette” get-a-ways with his wife and friends. He also cherished time spent with his grandkids.

Wayne graduated from Oshkosh High in 1963. He went on to graduate from Gale Institute, specializing in information systems technology. Wayne worked for Wisconsin National Life Insurance Company for 28 years. He attained a degree in Business Administration with the Life Office Management Association. Wayne held many positions at WNL until the business was acquired and moved to Alabama. At that time he accepted a position with Midwest Security Insurance in Onalaska, Wisconsin and one year later returned to Oshkosh and worked at American Medical Security in Green Bay. After 11 years with AMS, in 2006 Wayne retired from his position as Director of Marketing Administration.

Wayne enlisted in the US Army and completed his military activity as a Drill Sergeant. He was a 30 year member of the Nekimi Volunteer Fire Department and helped develop the ATV Mini Mud Run fundraiser event, which he announced for 18 years. Wayne was a lifelong member and past Sunday School teacher at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pickett. He was elected to the Church Council in 2012 and later served as president.

Wayne loved his children and enjoyed building many things for them to enjoy as they grew up. He found fixer upper vehicles and made them cool to drive and also helped with construction of their homes. Wayne enjoyed hunting and time spent with his cousin Bill Emmrich, and Bill’s son Ryan. Wayne fondly referred to Bill as the younger brother he never had.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife Carol and his children, Stacy (Jeffrey) Weister and Brian (Robin) Marx and his cherished grandchildren, Casey and Kyle Weister and Gracie and Abigail Marx all of Oshkosh. He is also survived by his sisters, Sharon (Fritz Malzahn) Wegner and Deb (John) Moon, brothers in law, Donald Bartlett and James Spanbauer as well as many other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Nancy.

Memorial services for Wayne will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 508 County Road M, Pickett, Wisconsin with Rev. Jud Krohn officiating. Visitation will be at the church starting at 1:00 PM Sunday until the time of service. Private burial will be held at Bethesda Cemetery, Ring WI at a later date.

Dad, you were an amazing husband, father and grandfather. Thank you for your unconditional love and support, you will be greatly missed.

The family would like thank all the caregivers at Mercy Medical Oshkosh who were involved in Wayne’s care and the emotional support provided to the family.

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