Wayne E.Standen, 85, and a resident of Amherst, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 29, 2013 following a long illness at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 17, 1927 in Brownhelm.
Wayne was raised in Brownhelm, graduating from Brownhelm High School in the class of 1945. He graduated from Norwalk Bible School with the class of 1957. Wayne was employed at Lorain Telephone Company for 42 years retiring in 1988 as a Business System analysts. He was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church for over 50 years. Wayne was very active serving as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, Leader in Awanas and sang in the choir and the men’s quartet He was a farmer for many years and loved the farm and animals. His hobbies included gardening and woodworking. Wayne loved spending time with his family and was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Colleen Standen (nee Jones); his sons and their wives Wade E. and Barb Standen of Amherst, Scott A. and Debra Standen of Vermilion, Loren W. and Kathy Standen of South Amherst, David L. and Bridget Standen of Sheffield Lake, Todd W. and Patty Standen of Amherst; his daughters, Nancy Danicki and her husband Anthony of Berlin Heights, Cindy Washio of Lorain; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; brother, Dwight Standen of Clearwater, Florida; sister, Grace Fritz of Groves, Texas and his extended family member Carol Standen of Amherst.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Cora Standen (nee Stain); his sisters, Edna Miller, Mildred Henson, Mable Smith, Erma Sterna, Janice Greiner, Norma Wagner and Ada Standen; and his son in law, Raymond Washio II.
Friends may call Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Faith Baptist Church, 440 North Lake Street, Amherst. The Rev. Michael Plog, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow at Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Township.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Faith Baptist Church, 440 North Lake Street, Amherst, OH 44001.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com