Obituaries—Wayne T. Rickli, Fed. 24, 1948-Aug. 31, 2011
Wayne T. Rickli, 63, of Stevens Point, Wisc. was retired and held a variety of positions such as a railroad worker for the Soo Line railroad, a powerhouse operator , a warehouse worker and also as an entrepenuer who ran his own business Midnight Sun Lodging.
He died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 31, 2011 at his home in Stevens Point, Wisc. after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Wayne was born in Janesville, Wisc. on Feb. 24, 1948. He attended Goodrich High School and graduated in 1966. Wayne enjoyed the outdoors with boating, fishing and camping. He also loved to do crossword puzzles and could do them in pen mostly. He was very good at figuring things out, he did his own woodwork on house projects and even learned to weld in order fix pipes for his house. Wayne also liked to play solitaire on the computer.
He was an active member of the local Moose Club in Stevens Point. Wayne is survived by his longtime companion and caregiver Pam Hansen, his mother Doris Kosloske; his sisters, Dyan Crowley (Gary) , Karla Barber (Tim), and his brother Brian Rickli (Mary); his children Rod Rickli (Tracie); Lori Anderson and her daughter Kayla, Tom Burton (Linda) and their children daughter Kaya and son Viktor. He is also survived by his extended family and the many dear friends he met over the years.
Last but not least, Pepper, his big black Labrador who comforted and protected him. Wayne loved to take Pepper for rides in summer or winter.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Howard Rickli, and his older brother Rodney Rickli.
Memorial services were be held Sept. 3 at Shuda Funeral Home in Stevens Point. Pastor Mark Thompson, Wayne’s cousin officiated the service.
The family thanks Dr. Theodosiou, Dr. Mercier and the staff of Marshfield Clinic as well as all of the nurses aides, and volunteers who provided hospice care and support.
In lieu of flowers, family asked that a donations be made to a favorite charity or church Online condolences may be sent by visiting http://www.shudafuneral.com, Shuda Funeral Chapel 3200 Stanley St., 715-344-2113.