Wayne Rowe, 72, of Taylor Ridge passed away Sunday October 10, 2021 at his home. A Celebration of Life gathering will be at a later date.
Wayne was a tool and die maker at Mac engineering for five years. He then worked at John Deere as a mechanical engineer for 33 years. He retired in 2001.
Wayne had many hobbies, at 10 years old he purchased his first beehive and kept bees for the next 60 years. He planted pumpkins and Christmas trees for friends and family for over 30 years.
Wayne was a master craftsman. He built furniture, toys, canoes, and kayaks all with perfection. He worked with metal as well as wood. He made parts for his neighbors farm equipment and the boys motorcycles or trucks. He researched everything, there was never a doubt in his work.
When he wasn’t In his workshop he liked to canoe, fish, make maple syrup or brew beer. Wayne enjoyed a road trip searching for lumber or brew pubs.
If you had a visit with Wayne you most likely came away with a new knowledge. His talents were many.
Wayne was most proud of his family. He married Kathy Pegg in 1968. Together they raise two steadfast sons, Benjamin and Christopher. As Parkinson’s disease robbed them of their father they remained committed to Wayne‘s comfort and home.
Wayne is survived by his sons Benjamin (Stacy), Christopher (Gina); grandchildren, Dylan (Ashley), Owen, Camryn; great granddaughter, Leighton and sister Beverley Lindburg Coal Valley.
Preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Evangeline Rossow Rowe and his mother in law Phyllis Pegg.
Thank you to Genesis hospice nurses, Dr. Padgett, dear friends Terry and Sandy Bender and Roy and Jan Gustofson.
Thank you to Nikki who helped Kathy with Wayne’s care and to countless others who showed so much love and support through this difficult journey.
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