Wayne Alwardt (77) of Edgewood


Published on September 13 2016 7:26 am

Wayne Alwardt, 77, of Edgewood, Illinois passed away at 8:17 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2016 at HS HS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.

Memorial service will be at noon Saturday, September 17 at Edgewood Full Gospel Church in Edgewood. Judy Poe will be officiating. Graveside service will follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Edgewood. Memorials may go to the family or donor’s choice.

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Wayne was born May 29, 1939 in Charleston, the son of Walter and Ruth (Schwerdtfeger) Alwardt. He married Jan Arnold January 27, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired from Caterpillar where he worked as a laborer for many years. He was a member of the Edgewood American Legion Post #1168. He enjoyed farming, attending to his cattle and spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Alwardt of Edgewood; four sons, Randy Alwardt (wife Stacy) of Edgewood, Wayne Alwardt Jr. (wife Pam) of Shelbyville, Indiana, Scott Branning of Florida, Robert Guptail (special friend Yolanda) of Merced, California; two daughters, Michelle Stuemke of St. Elmo and Amy Doehring (husband Michael) of Groton, Connecticut; three brothers, Marlin Alwardt (wife Rochal) of Effingham, Dale Alwardt (wife Arlene) of Mattoon, Earl Alwardt (wife Janet) of Mattoon; there sisters, Bernice Yingst (husband John) of Teutopolis, Shirley Morse of Effingham and Sybil Veteto (husband Joe) of Dyersberg, Tennessee; two daughters-in-law, Sandy and Patti Alwardt; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ruth Alwardt; two sons, Calvin and Terry Alwardt; daughter, Debbie Storm; three brothers, Stanley Alwardt Sr., Martin Alwardt and Randall Alwardt; brother-in-law, Frank Morse; granddaughter, Tonya Gerhardt and step-son, Jeff Branning.