November 19, 1945 - October 25, 2021
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Wayne L. West, 75, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk, with Reverend Terry Buol officiating. Interment will take place at the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Pierce. A visitation will begin from 9:00 a.m. to service time also on Friday. Military rites will be by Tomek-Otto Post #72 American Legion, Pierce, NE, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Wayne passed away Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Heritage of Bel Air Nursing Home in Norfolk. The service will be live-streamed on the Stonacek Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Born Nov. 19, 1945, in Cedar Rapids, Wayne was the son of Woodrow and Louise (Stoffer) West. He attended Stanton Public Schools to the 10th grade. Wayne served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 16, 1963, to Jan. 14, 1966. He was at Fort Sill, Okla., and then was stationed in Saigon as he served in Vietnam. He married Judy Backhaus on Nov. 26, 1966, at St Frances Catholic Church in Randolph. They lived in Pierce and Norfolk, and he worked at Vulcraft Steel for 19 years. He then went to work for the City of Norfolk Parks Department from 1996 to 2011 when he retired. Wayne enjoyed watching westerns on TV, especially Gunsmoke. He was also an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Nebraska Husker fan and enjoyed watching them play. Survivors include his spouse of nearly 55 years, Judy West of Norfolk; children Brian West of Pierce, Tracy (Jerid) Starkel of Pierce, Jason (Jill) West of Norfolk and Shawn (Melissa) West of Battle Creek; grandchildren: Devin, Kyle and Mason West, Reid (Charlize) West, Abby (Collin) Freeman, Brady (Jordan) Starkel, Alison and Annika West, Maverick and Maci Planer, Brock and Braxton West, Brodie Korth; a great-grandchild, Athena West; a brother, Leonard (Judy) West of Stanton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Louise West; stepfather Harold Longnecker; daughter Wendy West; grandson Briggs West; and a brother, Raymond West. Music will be recorded hymns “Fools Rush In,” “Amazing Grace,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx. Casketbearers will be Devin West, Kyle West, Reid West, Brock West, Mason West and Brady Starkel. Honorary casketbearers will be Alison West, Annika West, Maverick Planer, Maci Planer, Brodie Korth, Braxton West, Abby (Collin) Freeman, Jordan Starkel, Charlize West and Athena West. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Wayne L. West, 75, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk, with Reverend Terry Buol officiating. Interment will take place at the St. Joseph's Catholic... View Obituary & Service Information
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