Wayne Junior Crandall, 85 of Wapello, formerly of rural Oquawka, died at 3:55 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Wapello Specialty Care, where he was a resident.
Born February 17, 1934 in Lewistown, MO, he was the son of Audrey and Almina Crandall. He married Geneva M. Miller on January 9, 1954. She died July 3, 1991. He married Helen Wesely on July 31, 1992. She died February 13, 2019.
Wayne worked in appliance and heating/air conditioning maintenance for Brockway, Arnold's and Fox Appliance.
He was a past member of the Eagle's Lodge.
Survivors include one daughter, Deb (Ken) Chenoweth of Burlington; three grandchildren, Nicholas (Sara) Chenoweth, Diana Chenoweth both of Burlington, and Jamie Chenoweth of Milan, IL; six great-grandchildren, Brock, Noah, Dylan, Bradie, Carter, and Savanna; two step-sons, Terry (Lisa) Woodyard of Wapello, IA and Sean (David) Woodyard of Chicago, IL; and one brother, Donald Crandall of Stronghurst, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, and one sister in infancy.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8th at Lunning Chapel, with the family present.
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Uncle Wayne was the father I always wanted. We had so many good times. My memories are that he was always laughing and telling jokes. He really lived life to the fullest! Rest in peace buddy.
Wow so many i remember when they (Wayne,Geneva and Deb )lived on Madison Ave and he had a Race car(hot rod) it was soooooooooooooo loud in his garage Love you Deb!!
Wayne's friends at Faith Bible Church of Oquawka are saddened by the news of his passing but rejoicing that he is in the presence of His Savior. We will be praying for the family.
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