Wayne J. Homstad Obituary – Sheboygan Press Media


Surrounded by family, Wayne Joseph Homstad, 77, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Aurora Medical Center in Sheboygan County. Wayne was born April 18, 1945 in La Crosse Wisconsin to Faye (Huntzicker) and James E. Homstad who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Alice (Falk); his son David (Kristin) Flynn of Sheboygan; his daughter Rebecca (Justin) Fredricks of Appleton; grandchildren Helen, Ruby, Jadia and Jack; and a sister Emily Homstad Bodensteiner of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Wayne spent his childhood in Cashton, Wisconsin. He graduated from Cashton High School in 1963 and Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1967. He received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 1974, followed by a doctorate in urban education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1991. Immediately after graduating from Luther College, Wayne moved to Sheboygan to pursue a 50-year career in education; teacher at Urban Jr. High School, North High School and Lakeland College. In 1986 Wayne also had the unique experience of teaching linguistics at Dalian University in China. He received the Herb Kohl Educational Achievement Award in 1997 for excellence in teaching. During his early years in Cashton, Wayne often worked at his father’s business, the Cashton Motor Company; and he enjoyed a variety of school activities: sports, music, drama, and forensics. Later, he put his Eagle Scout skills to good use as an instructor/counsellor at Camp Minocqua for Boys in northern Wisconsin. As an adult, Wayne was active in the Sheboygan community as president of the Sheboygan Education Association. He was also Chairman of the Staff Committee and Congregational President of First United Lutheran Church, Sheboygan. In over 35 years of membership, Wayne has been recognized many times for his service to the National Ski Patrol. In addition to his studies and community volunteer activities, Wayne’s personal interests revolved around his family, travel, photography, golf and skiing. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan (920-452-2401), on Saturday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. A public visitation will precede the service starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at North Coon Prairie Cemetery, Newry, Wisconsin at a later date. Those wishing to remember Wayne in a special way can make a donation in his memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; or the first responders in Cashton, Wisconsin. Funeral arrangements are by the Ballhorn Chapels of Sheboygan (www.BallhornChapels.com)

Posted on September 15, 2022

Posted in The Sheboygan Press

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First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan

September 24, 2022 at 10:00 – 00:00


First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan

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